Forensics Outreach Worker

John Howard Society of the Thompson Region - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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All applications must include resume and cover letter quoting the following: Competition #2019-0008

This position is for a term of 12 months.

Current class 5 driver's license with a clean driver's abstract. Use of a reliable personal vehicle is required.


  • Criminal Record Check clearances
  • Graduate with a degree or diploma in Behavioural Science with an emphasis on Social Work, Counseling or Criminology, equivalencies may be considered
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR
  • Experience working with adults with developmental disability, mental health and addiction
  • Experience working with individuals who have a history of conflict with the law, interaction with social agencies and life controlled by psychiatric/personality disorders
  • MANDT training
  • Extensive knowledge of community services in Kamloops as they relate to persons with pshychiatric involvement
  • Code of Ethics
  • Mission Statement & Core Values of the John Howard Society ( us)
  • Preferred knowledge of Quality of Life Indicators


Provide assertive outreach support to client(s) to enable their adjustment to, and success with life in the community.

  • Receive referrals from PHSA.
  • Work with the client, research background material, and seek the input of other professionals and family members, to provide the assessment that will ascertain needs and postulate intervention possibilities.
  • Work with service users under a person-centered model that fosters opportunity to achieve measurable short and long-term goals.
  • Ensure supports include all aspects of daily living, including but not limited to personal life, health, housing, leisure lifestyle and access, employment and education.
  • Promote and be an advocate for independence and growth through a shared design of a flexible service plan.
  • Be a resource to other professionals, including but not limited to the courts, probation services and community and institutional psychiatric services.
  • When and as needed, provide a wide range of strategies to enable a service user to address and accomplish the established goals.
  • Model effective interactions with service users, including positive rapport building and support with service plan goals.
  • Promote community safety by ensuring compliance and monitoring of individuals served who have release conditions related to their risks to the community.
  • Problem solve and troubleshoot as challenges arise.
  • Participates in supports and case planning with Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team and community partners (health providers, addiction services, probation officer, mental health team).
  • Maintain extensive records and case notes in accord with PHSA standards of business conduct and code of ethics.
  • Work in collaboration with the PHSA Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team.
  • Complete and forward PHSA related reports, statistics, service monitoring forms, key performance indicators, and other information deemed necessary to the Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team.
  • Participate in staff and resident/staff meetings as instructed by the Justice Services Manager.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

The successful applicant is subject to applicable criminal record checks prior to commencement of first shift: Personnel Screening, Consent and Authorization (Government of Canada), Police Information Check (RCMP) and Consent to a Criminal Record Check (Provincial). No formal offer will be extended until the successful clearances have been received.

Forward your application via email by 2:30pm on the closing date of May 8, 2019.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary