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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. 

 

HOUSING ASSESSOR

DIVERSION PROGRAM FACILITATOR           

DROP IN COORDINATOR

 

(0.65 full time or 24 hours weekly)

Salary: $19.34/hour

     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.  We are currently recruiting for the part-time position of a Coordinator for our Drop-In Space, Diversion Facilitator and Housing Assessor. (1 candidate will hold these roles)

Elizabeth Fry Society Services are holistic, client centered, strength based and gender specific.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

       Housing Assessor – Ottawa (0.2 full time or 7.5 hours weekly)

  • 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.
  • 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 Manager of Adult and Youth Services.

Diversion Program Facilitator (0.2 full time or 7.5 hours weekly)

  • Facilitate 3 hour seminars to adult women and men referred through the Community Justice Worker.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the area of theft prevention, alcohol and drug prevention and anger management.
  • Facilitate program modules and plan activities for program participants.
  • Provide on-going assistance, feedback and support for participants consistent with their goals and determinants for success.
  • Monitor attendance, participation and progress of participants.
  • Ensure material presented is empowering and individual needs are considered in the presentation of skills development.
  • Prepare all correspondence for files referred by the Community Justice Worker related to assessment and referrals for adult women and men referred through diversion and/or the court system specifically as they pertain to charges of assault
  • Maintain effective liaison with the Community Justice Worker and with the criminal justice system
  • Assist clients navigating through the criminal court system
  • Provide on-going assistance, feedback and support for participants consistent with their goals
  • Provide primary support, resource referrals, crisis intervention, conflict resolution and support to all group participants.
  • Work closely with the Community Justice Worker in regards to case management, program development and promotion of service.
  • Assist in the evaluation of participants' success and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • 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 Manager of Adult and Youth Services or the Community Justice Worker.

Drop-in Coordinator (0.25 full time or 9 hours weekly)

  • Schedule and supervise volunteers providing support at the Drop-in.
  • Coordinate donations of clothing, snacks, availability of coffee, tea and water to clients.
  • Facilitate referrals within our own and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Ensure client needs are determined through surveys and Quality of Life Assessment as appropriate.
  • Help clients with Access to Justice Initiatives such as complaints to the Independent Police Review Directorate, Ombudsman complaints, or other investigative bodies using the HRIA booklets.
  • Collect statistical data and outcomes assessment data and report same to management
  • Work with the Manager of Adult and Youth Services to ensure successful reporting to funders as required by our funder agreement.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Adult and Youth Services.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminology or counselling.
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English (Bilingual Required)
  • Relevant experience in working with at-risk and criminalized women
  • A demonstrated understanding of the criminal justice system and legal terminology
  • Awareness of and commitment to women’s issues with a thorough understanding of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, violence against women and transgender issues
  • A demonstrated understanding of the systemic reasons for homelessness
  • 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, criminalization and oppression.
  • Demonstrated organizational, leadership and time management skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with collection of statistical data and writing reports both internally and to funders
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of social factors which contribute to criminal behavior and criminalization  of marginalized populations including addiction and mental health issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills which include resolution/de-escalation experience
  • Experience in the delivery of structural and strength-based programming
  • Solid knowledge of social services in our coverage area, women’s issues and social justice issues
  • Must be able to pass security screening in order to work at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

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 Wednesday November 22 at noon.   We thank all candidates for their interest but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. Please send a resume and cover letter, electronically to: Arshina Martin, Manager of Adult and Youth Services, via jody.brenton@efryottawa.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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