Community Support Worker | ID: 114 APPLY NOW
Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of a Community Support Worker for the Release from Custody program. The Community Support Worker will provide support to Indigenous adults (18+) who are being released from custody at Elgin Middlesex Detention Center or the Sarnia Jail. Working as part of the Giwetashkad Indigenous homelessness team, the Community Support Worker will work with participants to provide short term transitional case management to support community and cultural integration upon their release.
Role and Responsibility
Using a wholistic Indigenous-led approach to principles of Harm Reduction and Housing First, the successful applicant will offer compassionate and assertive care and support to community members who are transitioning from custody and may be experiencing homelessness, social stigma, mental health imbalance and substance use. The Community Support Worker will provide supports out of EMDC and/or the Sarnia Jail and engage with individuals during their period of incarceration prior to their discharge back to the community. The Community Support Worker will meet in person with participants to build relationships with the goal of facilitating the development of a collaborative and participant-led reintegration plan. The Community Support Worker will provide support for participants in the community post-release guided by the reintegration plan to include: housing needs; income supports; mental wellness and addictions supports; crisis planning; health care; community and cultural needs; and any other relevant supports and requirements. The Community Support Worker will support compliance with the terms of probation or parole and attend probation and parole meetings.
- University degree in Social Work or related field
- At least 3 years relevant case management experience
- Demonstrated experience working with people in the Criminal Justice System
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the languages, traditional ways, history and cultures of the Indigenous population in the London region
- Current knowledge of Indigenous community services and resources
- Demonstrated ability to perform risk and needs assessments
- Demonstrated ability to receive training support, supervision and direction
- Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, crisis intervention, group dynamics, community development and other innovative approaches
- Ability to contribute to a culturally safe space with an awareness of its impact on practice
- Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements
- Excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workloads demands in fast paced environment
- Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with others in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct
- Current Vulnerable Sector check required
Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. It is beneficial to state in your cover letter if you are Indigenous or have lived expertise relevant to the position. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full-Time permanent
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
REMUNERATION: Competitive compensation ($65,000-$75,000/year) and benefits package based on qualifications|||London, ON|||Giwetashkad||||||06-bAOY_JhR6X1t9|||FULL_TIME|||CAD|||YEAR|||range||||||65000|||75000|||true|||