Release from Custody Worker

Release from Custody Worker

Job Information
Author alnationtalk
Date June 14, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Atlohsa Family Healing Services
Location Southwold, ON
Category Indigenous
Client Atlohsa Family Healing Services
Contact Information
[email protected]

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Release from Custody Worker
LONDON, ON

Posting Date:  Monday, June 13, 2022
Posting ID:  076

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the role of a Release from Custody Worker (2 positions). The Release from Custody Worker will provide support to Indigenous adults (18+) who are being released from custody at Elgin Middlesex Detention Center (1 position) or the Sarnia Jail (1 position). Working as part of the Giwetashkad Indigenous homelessness team, the RFC 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 Release from Custody (RFC) worker will work out of either EMDC or the Sarnia Jail and engage with individuals during their period of incarceration prior to their discharge back to the community.  The RFC 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 RFC 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 RFC worker will support compliance with the terms of probation or parole and attend probation and parole meetings.

Suitability

  • 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
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License (and access to vehicle), First Aid/CPR, and Current Vulnerable Sector Check

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Permanent Full-Time, 40 hours/week
CLOSING DATE:           Until filled
SALARY:                       $60,000 – $70,000/year

Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume or referral to:
Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
2212 Elm Ave
Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
Tel No. 519-438-0068 | Fax No.: 519-438-0070 | Email: [email protected]

Full Job Description Available Upon Request. We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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