Caseworker, Female Mobile Support Program - Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
Female Mobile Support (FMS) Program provides 24/7 crisis response and continuum of care to exploited and sex trafficked girls between the ages of 12-24, from the crisis stage to the stabilization stage with flexible operating hours. The FMS Caseworker provides a strong mentoring relationship and encourages safe and healthy decision making, nurtures independence and skill development, and provides connections and referrals to community resources required for successful reintegration. The FMS Caseworker works directly with female youth within the Peel and Halton Regions, and the position includes travel within Central and Toronto Region to provide one-on-one client support, case management and counselling. The FMS Caseworker also acts as an advocate with emphasis placed on developing resources and connections to community supports and services. The FMS Caseworker is scheduled to work various hours, including days, nights, and weekends and participation in 24/7 on call rotation is required.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Builds positive, respectful, and non-judgmental relationships with youth and their support systems
- Provides one-on-one client support, case management and counselling, and acts as an advocate with emphasis placed on developing appropriate resources and connections to community supports and services.
- Establishes and provides the necessary continuum of support to allow the youth to set achievable and realistic goals in a supportive mentoring relationship.
- Acts as an advocate and educator with parents, schools, employers and other community organizations to facilitate the reintegration process.
- Arranges to provide youth with appropriate community resources such as counselling services, education / employment supports, housing, and various other types of programs and services based on the individualized plan of care and/or accessibility within their home or chosen community.
- Work alongside Anti-Human Sex Trafficking (AHST) HUB partners in case management and collaboration
- Provide services on site to clients on a rotational basis at the AHST HUB
- Responsible for providing guidance regarding problem-solving while encouraging the development and enhancement of skills and techniques required for successful reintegration.
- Records and evaluates each young person’s development on an ongoing basis and maintains case notes for all contacts with clients and support systems.
- Maintains positive relationships and interacts with various segments of the community
- Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate
Successful candidates will have:
- A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with vulnerable populations; prior experience working with female at-risk youth, including those who may be human trafficking victims and/or survivors or those who have experienced gender-based violence is considered an asset
- The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach.
- Knowledge of community resources and services including, but not limited to, provision and access to food and clothing; accessing shelters or other appropriate housing options; access to health care (i.e. STDs, pregnancy, addiction, etc.); referrals to various counselling and victim services; access to financial supports; and employment supports.
- Practical knowledge and experience administering gender specific and responsive programming
- Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders (i.e. court personnel, external community agencies and other key supports in the community).
- Demonstrated client-focused counselling skills and role modelling.
- Ability to be adaptable with a flexible approach taking into consideration the unique needs and qualities of each client.
- Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner.
- Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients.
- A broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly advocate for clients and make professional referrals.
- Valid First Aid / CPR certification
- A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) – criminal background check
- A valid Ontario driver’s license
How to Apply:
If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support a charity organization, please send your updated letter and cover letter to Caitlin Watts, Human Resources Manager at email@example.com by August 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
For internal applicants (staff, students, and/or volunteers), please indicate the Internal Applicant and the Position Title/Program] in the subject line of your email job application.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of the position.
Accessible Hiring Practices
At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton, we are committed to developing an inclusive workplace to better serve our communities. We believe that it is paramount to create space where all folks have the opportunity to actualize their professional capacity, build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, collaborate with one another, and find success. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team.
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