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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a feminist, non-profit community agency offering support and services to women and female youth who have been – or may be at risk of being – in conflict with the law.  Elizabeth Fry Society Services are holistic, client centered, strength based and gender specific.

 

Job Title:                     Addictions Counsellor

Reports to:                 Director of Operations

Hours:                                     Full-time (4-5 days a week)

Language:                   Bilingual Essential

Salary:                         $19.34/hour

 

Addictions Counsellor

The Addictions/Intake Counsellor is primarily responsible for the operation of our addictions/relapse prevention program and for conducting intakes for new clients.

 

Addictions Counselling Program

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate relapse prevention programming to women at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre and at the Elizabeth Fry Society.
  • Provide individual addiction counselling to clients at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre as well as community clients.
  • Administer the ministry assessment tools to women motivated to attend a treatment program upon release from the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.
  • Case manage each client after the initial assessment by communicating and providing relevant information to treatment centers, CRF staff, lawyers, PO’s, etc. as needed.
  • Provide letters of support for women at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre and Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa for lawyers and PO’s.
  • Provide the opportunity for women at the Ottawa Detention Centre to continue and complete programming at Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa after release date.
  • Provide crisis intervention, on-going support and individual counselling to clients to ensure they are supported.
  • Assist clients in establishing a network of support in the community to ensure an easier transition.
  • Assist clients navigating through the criminal court system as needed.
  • Provide on-going assistance, feedback and support for participants consistent with their goals and determinants for success.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations in regards to case management, program development and promotion of service.
  • Assist in the evaluation of participant success and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Maintain accurate case notes, correspondence and statistics to ensure information can be passed on effectively.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends affecting service delivery/front-line services and reports on any trending patterns identified.
  • Provide input, content and statistics for monthly, interim and annual reports to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Conduct initial phone assessments, schedule face to face intakes and provide information, referrals, crisis intervention and counselling, as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend community and organizational related events as required.
  • Attendance at monthly staff and case management meetings of counsellors as well as at professional development functions, including non-violent crisis intervention training, CPR and First Aid training and Suicide Prevention and Intervention training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in addictions, criminology or social work with a strong understanding of the legal justice system.
  • A strong background in the addictions field is essential.  Must be a certified addictions counsellor.
  • A demonstrated understanding of alcohol and drug use in women is required.
  • Two (2) years’ experience providing individual and group programming to adult women, preferably in the area of addictions is required.
  • A knowledge of addictions related services offered in Ottawa.
  • Relevant experience working with women in conflict with the law.
  • Experience working with individuals who face multiple barriers such as poverty, isolation, lack of mobility, difficulty accessing programs and services, mental illness, physical and social isolation, discrimination and criminalization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, bilingualism would be considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Eligibility for security clearance.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.

 

Deadline for application: September 13th, 2018

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a resume and cover letter to April Bissonnette- Acting Director of Operations, c/o jody.brenton@efryottawa.com                                   

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a feminist, non-profit community agency offering support and services to women and female youth who have been – or may be at risk of being – in conflict with the law.  Elizabeth Fry Society Services are holistic, client centered, strength based and gender specific.

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Job Title:                     Housing Assessment and Support Worker

Reports to:                 Director of Operations

Hours:                                     Full-time (4 days a week)

Language:                   Bilingual Essential

Salary:                         $19.34/hour

Housing Assessment and Support Worker

Housing Assessor

As a Housing Assessor, the individual provides SPDAT housing assessments to incarcerated women who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. This is a bilingual position (French and English) as ability to communicate in French and English is imperative.

Housing Assessor Responsibilities

  • Administer the VI/SPDAT/SPDAT assessment tools to establish acuity of need for criminalized women/female youth including those leaving open and closed custody detention facilities such as OCDC and fill in at the Court House to provide SPDAT assessments as required.
  • Provide assistance for immediate needs to these individuals including connecting them with services to provide for immediate needs such as shelters, social service agencies, obtaining medication from the Detention Centre, assistance collecting belongings from the jail, etc., help with transportation where necessary and follow up with agencies they have been referred to in order to ensure immediate needs are met;
  • Follow up with their Housing Based Case Manager (HBCM) assigned by the City of Ottawa for “warm transfer” to ensure appropriate follow up has been achieved and clients are not lost through system gaps.  Work with the Housing Based Case Manager where needed to ensure appropriate placement for the individual.
  • Participate in the City’s Housing First case conferencing, SPDAT training, expertise-exchange collaboration meetings as required;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations or Executive Director.

Rural Housing Support Worker

 

As a Housing Support Worker, the individual provides housing assistance and support services to criminalized and at-risk women who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness to either retain housing or secure housing.  This service is offered in rural areas surrounding Ottawa.

Rural Housing Support Worker Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Community Liaison Worker, offer housing support services to women leaving the local detention centre.
  • Assist criminalized and at-risk women in rural areas surrounding Ottawa with housing related issues by establishing contact with social services, landlords and/or other community based people to help them retain their housing.
  • Assist women in problem solving and crisis intervention around housing conflicts and legal issues related to housing.
  • Provide advocacy and support by writing letters, researching the law and generally advocating on behalf of clients being threatened with eviction or being evicted or in some way be subjected to discrimination in their home environment.
  • Mediate on behalf of clients who are at risk of eviction and connect them with appropriate resources.
  • Assist community clients (rural) with housing search.
  • Accompany clients to property viewings, social assistance appointments and landlord and tenant hearings.
  • Follow-up with clients after property viewings and / or housing related appointments.
  • Provide crisis intervention for clients with housing issues.
  • Stay informed and accurately updated on community resources for housing and housing related intervention supports (i.e.; legal clinics, tribunals, supports, emergency housing etc.).
  • Maintain monthly statistics to reflect reporting requirements designated by our funder.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills in both French and English (bilingual imperative).
  • Post-secondary education in social sciences, women’s studies or criminology. An equivalent combination of knowledge and experience may be considered.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the systemic reasons for homelessness.
  • Awareness of and commitment to women’s issues with a thorough understanding of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, violence against women and transgender issues.
  • Experience working with communities who face multiple barriers such as poverty, discrimination and criminalization to accessing and maintaining housing.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills including ability to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team.
  • Skills in community development, advocacy, mediation, and group facilitation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal and crisis intervention skills.
  • Excellent record keeping and experience with reporting to funders.
  • Must be able to pass screening in order to work at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and non-violent crisis intervention certification required within the first six months.
  • Valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.

 

Deadline for application: September 13th, 2018

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a resume and cover letter to April Bissonnette- Acting Director of Operations, c/o jody.brenton@efryottawa.com                                   

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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is a feminist, non-profit community agency offering support and services to women and female youth who have been – or may be at risk of being – in conflict with the law.  Elizabeth Fry Society Services are holistic, client centered, strength based and gender specific.

Job Title:                     Housing Support Worker

Reports to:                 Acting Director of Operations

Hours:                                     37.5 hours per week

Language:                   Bilingual REQUIRED

Salary:                         $19.34/hour

 

Housing Support Worker

As a Housing Support Worker, the individual provides housing assistance and support services to criminalized and at-risk women who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness to either retain housing or secure housing.  This service is offered both within the City of Ottawa, but also in surrounding rural areas.

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Community Liaison Worker, offer housing support services to women leaving the local detention centre.
  • Assist criminalized and at-risk women in Ottawa and surrounding rural areas with housing related issues by establishing contact with social services, landlords and/or other community based people to help them retain their housing.
  • Assist women in problem solving and crisis intervention around housing conflicts and legal issues related to housing.
  • Provide advocacy and support by writing letters, researching the law and generally advocating on behalf of clients being threatened with eviction or being evicted or in some way be subjected to discrimination in their home environment.
  • Mediate on behalf of clients who are at risk of eviction and connect them with appropriate resources.
  • Develop and deliver tenant information sessions for all Elizabeth Fry Clients.
  • Assist community clients (urban and rural) and residential clients with housing search.
  • Accompany clients to property viewings, social assistance appointments and landlord and tenant hearings and be comfortable with transporting clients in your vehicle.
  • Follow-up with clients after property viewings and / or housing related appointments.
  • Provide crisis intervention for clients with housing issues.
  • Stay informed and accurately updated on community resources for housing and housing related intervention supports (i.e.; legal clinics, tribunals, supports, emergency housing etc.).
  • Maintain monthly statistics to reflect reporting requirements designated by our funder.
  •  Administer the VI/SPDAT/SPDAT assessment tools to establish acuity of need for criminalized women/female youth including those leaving open and closed custody detention facilities such as OCDC.
  • Participate in the City’s Housing First case conferencing, SPDAT training, expertise-exchange collaboration meetings as required;
  • Attendance at monthly staff meetings and bi-monthly case management meetings of counsellors as well as at professional development functions, including non-violent crisis intervention training, CPR and First Aid training and Suicide Prevention and Intervention training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Acting Director of Operations.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills in both French and English (bilingual imperative).
  • Post-secondary education in social sciences, women’s studies or criminology. An equivalent combination of knowledge and experience may be considered.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the systemic reasons for homelessness.
  • Awareness of and commitment to women’s issues with a thorough understanding of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, violence against women and transgender issues.
  • Experience working with communities who face multiple barriers such as poverty, discrimination and criminalization to accessing and maintaining housing.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills including ability to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team.
  • Skills in community development, advocacy, mediation, and group facilitation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal and crisis intervention skills.
  • Excellent record keeping and experience with reporting to funders.
  • Must be able to pass screening in order to work at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and non-violent crisis intervention certification required within the first six months.
  • Valid Driver’s license, appropriate insurance and access to a reliable vehicle required.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.

The deadline for applications is September 13th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those invited in for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to April Bissonnette, Acting Director of Operations electronically to jody.brenton@efryottawa.com.

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JF Norwood House

Residential and Community Support Worker

Full-Time, Overnight Shift

 

JF Norwood House is Elizabeth Fry’s transitional housing program. We offer fifteen women a supportive living environment with accommodations for families. JF Norwood House is also a Community Residential Facility, and provides a space for women who are on Day Parole, Full Parole or Statutory Release. We also provide accommodation for women serving provincial sentences.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Promote and maintain the mission, vision and values of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa.
  • Comply with the regulations of CRF facilities as prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Correctional Service of Canada.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with other service providers and funders.
  • Provide primary counselling, resource referrals, crisis intervention, conflict resolution and support to all residents.
  • Liaison with various community organizations such as Correctional Services Canada, Ministry of Community and Safety Correctional Services, and lawyers.
  • Must be awake at all times when on shift and responsible for the monitoring and supervision of the residence.  Full-time shifts are every Monday through Friday 23:45 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Assist in the overall security and maintenance of the residence.
  • Be acquainted with each resident’s individual program plan, identify needs, recommend changes in individual program plans and provide assistance that is consistent with the overall plan for each individual.
  • Provide case management support for residents including development of and weekly updates to the residents’ Plan of Care
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and statistics regarding all aspects of service delivery when requested.
  • Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings.
  • Train volunteers to provide services as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Residential Services, the Director of Operations or the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Understand the dynamics of criminalized women’s behavior and to assess their needs and risks;
  • Skills to counsel and form effective relationships and trust;
  • Ability to intervene effectively in crisis situations;
  • The ability to assist criminalized women in identifying problems involved in their successful reintegration into the community;
  • The ability to assist criminalized women in identifying and obtaining community services for their successful reintegration;
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Awareness of and commitment to women’s issues with a thorough understanding of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, violence against women and transgender issues.
  • Understanding of alcohol and drug use and related issues.
  • Experience working with communities who face multiple barriers such as poverty, discrimination, criminalization and a lack of housing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, second language skills are an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and crisis intervention skills.
  • Skills in community development, advocacy and mediation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including overnight shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Must be able to pass security clearance.
  • Post-secondary education in social sciences or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups.

This position currently pays $15.84 an hour.

The deadline for applications is September 19th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

We thank all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send a resume and cover letter, electronically only to:

April Bissonnette – Acting Director of Operations

c/o jody.brenton@efryottawa.com

 

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