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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

Roofs for Youth Caseworker – Full-time

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 and the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organization 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 youth between the ages of 15-24 years who are experiencing homelessness and at risk of involvement in the justice system. 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 Position-

The Roofs Caseworker will work as part of the Roofs Case Management Team and the Youth Residential team, as applicable, 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; and assist with the activities of daily living, recreation and leisure opportunities. Reporting to the Roof’s Team Leader, this individual will be responsible for carrying a caseload of 10 clients, completing casework documentation, performing data collection and reporting outcomes.

The Roofs Caseworker must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Housing First, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Practice, and Motivational Interviewing.

The Roofs Caseworker will have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, a post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and will have two years of relevant experience working with the target population. Proof of appropriate vehicle insurance (to transport clients) is required. Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice System is an asset.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), term certain, non-benefit position until February 29, 2020

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.