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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework

Residential Caseworker – Roofs for Youth

The Agency-

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organizational environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person. CJHS values diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified applicants from all walks of life.


The Program-

The Roofs for Youth Program (Roofs) is a Housing First program providing reintegration support for chronically disengaged and homeless youth aged 15-24 years, who are at risk of involvement in the justice system without stable housing and support services. Roofs provides a continuum of services, from discharge planning to housing placement and then continuous case management supports to help the youth stay out of jail, remain housed and successfully transition to adulthood. The Youth Residential Services offers an innovative Housing First approach. We support youth at risk or involved in the justice system, in moving from homelessness to a life of independence. Our two residences, Raido House and Windsor Park, collaborate with CJHS community caseworkers and community resources to support youth in transitioning to adulthood.


The Position-

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Residential Caseworker will be knowledgeable about the issues youth face in the cycle of homelessness. This role of a Residential Caseworker, as part of the overall Roofs for Youth Team, will be working both in the community and in place-based houses, to ensure the youth obtain housing, remain housed and successfully reintegrate into the community. This includes supporting the youth to connect with community services including education and employment; supporting their attendance at relevant appointments; assist with the activities of daily living, recreation and leisure opportunities. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Housing First and Harm Reduction.

The Residential Caseworker will have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, a post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and will have two years relevant experience working with the target population. Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice System is an asset. The successful candidate will have experience working with marginalized youth, strong boundaries, communication and relationship skills, crisis prevention and problem-solving skills.

All candidates for the above position will have to successfully undertake a Calgary Police Information Check (CPIC) and a Child Welfare Information System [CWIS] check.

This position is full-time (40 hour per week) term certain position with no benefits ending December 31, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2019

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

The Calgary John Howard Society thanks all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.