SLCS is currently seeking a full-time Justice Worker for the Forensic Supportive Housing program on a 1-year contract basis. The Forensic Supportive Housing program engages clients transitioning from the Transitional Rehabilitation Housing Program (CK Clarke Centre) and/or the readiness units at South West Center for Forensic Mental Health Care to support their reintegration into the community as well as providing support to those clients through a multifaceted approach. In this role, you will provide assessments, develop and implement Individualized Support Plans (ISP) with mental health and/or addictions support, advocate on behalf of the clients as well as develop and maintain partnerships with community based mental health and addiction services. As well in this role, you will be responsible for liaising with landlords and/or property managers to solidify strong professional relationships to ensure program and client sustainability in the rental units we have procured as well as administrative duties as assigned.
Success in this role requires strong case management skills, ability to assess risk and develop community safety and care plans, goal planning, crisis management skills, analytical abilities and effective problem-solving skills. You must also be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication as well as client engagement skills. In addition to the clinical elements of the position, you will be responsible for the safety and security of the clients and other staff during your work days. You will work collaboratively with other team members and agencies to coordinate service delivery.
You will be skilled at working with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; and provide educational support. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located in the community and the incumbent will be expected to travel within the community on a regular basis.
- University degree or 2 – 3 year College diploma from an accredited institution (Allied Professional Preferred)
- Registration with professional college
- 3 – 5 yrs experience working in Mental Health/Addictions/Justice in community social services
- Corrections/Justice/Mental Health/Restorative approaches experience preferred
- CPR/First Aid/AED – current
- Valid G Class Driver’s License
- Candidates who are proficient in both official languages of Canada will be considered an asset
In accordance with SLCS’ policy on Police Background Checks, this position requires that the individual provide, at their own cost, a clear Police Check, which includes vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment. We also adhere to the French Language Services Act. SLCS is also committed to promoting equity and diversity in our employment practices. As well, we are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier free workplace, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should an applicant require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform the recruitment contact and we will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs. SLCS is an equal opportunity employer which is committed to an inclusive and barrier free workplace.
Please visit www.slcs.ca/careers for more information!