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Caseworker

Job Order #: 5194228

Employer Name:
John Howard Society Of Saskatchewan
Wage/Salary Info:
Pursuant to the Collective Agreement
Posted Date:
07-Mar-2012
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Education:
University Bachelor's Degree
Experience:
1-2 Years
Apply By:
20-Mar-2012
How to Apply?:
Fax, mail or email in writing to: Shaun Dyer, District Director, John Howard Society of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon Branch #202 220 3rd Ave. S. Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1 sdyer@sk.johnhoward.ca NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Application Information

Employer Name:
John Howard Society Of Saskatchewan

Contact Name:
Shaun Dyer

Contact Fax:
306-244-9923

Contact Email:
sdyer@sk.johnhoward.ca

Employer Website:
www.sk.johnhoward.ca


Description

The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan -  Saskatoon Branch requires 1 Full Time Permanent  Caseworker for the Room & Board Program.

Preference for a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent degree but will consider a combination of directly related education and work experience

Under the supervision of the District Director, or his/her designate, the Supported Independent Living/Room & Board Caseworker will assist in the development, modification, and the evaluation of the Supported Independent Living Program as they provide direct services for hard to serve youth in care of the Minister

Knowledge
An understanding and commitment to the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the John Howard Society.
A familiarity with the problems and characteristics of disadvantaged persons.
An understanding of government and community programs and facilities related to youth and their problems
Familiarity with a variety of institutional and counseling techniques
Requires experience in community assessment and development
Have a working knowledge of crisis intervention theory and practice.
A valid drivers license.
First AID and CPR.
Suicide Intervention training.

Skills:  
Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
Good case management skills
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive relationships with youth, businesses, government representatives, etc.
Demonstrated skills in providing supervision to youth.
Ability to maintain a good working relationship with staff and clients.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We thank all applicants for applying however, only those selected will be contacted.

 

Skills and Abilities

Security and Safety
 - Driving record check (abstract)
 - Child welfare check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Type of Community or Social Service
 - Crime prevention
Target Groups or Clients
 - Persons with learning disabilities
 - Persons with mental health disabilities
 - Persons with physical disabilities
 - Persons with intellectual disabilities
 - Young offenders
 - Female
 - Male
 - Seniors
Ability to Supervise
 - Working groups
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Willing to travel
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
Additional Skills
 - Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers
Specific Skills
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
 - Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
 - Appraise clients' needs or eligibility for specific services
 - Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Human Services Diploma
 - Social Service Worker ? Gerontology Diploma
 - Social Service Worker (SSW) Diploma

 

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