Job Opportunity with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
World Skills Employment Centre is working with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) to recruit for the position of Case Worker, Gang Exit Initiative.
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World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market. http://www.ottawa-worldskills.orgJob Title: Case Worker, Gang Exit Initiative Position: 3.5-4 days/week, August2017–March 2018(subject to renewal)Reports to: Manager of the Counselling Program About OCISO:
OCISO supports immigrants through the journey ofmaking Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.
The Case Worker (Gang Exit Initiative) will support adult gang associates/members who wish to distance themselves from gangs and gang-related crime. Through targeted services designed to support those involved in a gang lifestyle, the overall goal is to reduce the risk of their ongoing involvement in crime and to reduce the harm caused by their actions to their immediate families and community.
OCISO is partnering with The John Howard Society of Ottawa and Ottawa Police Services to deliver this program with funding provided by The City of Ottawa and Crime Prevention Ottawa.
Conduct needs assessment with clients to identify their respective social, cultural and spiritual needs
Support clients in the development of a plan for change and initiate connections with relevant community resources
Support clients to expand pro-social networks and reconnect with family members and community
Assist clients to explore employment opportunities with the support of mentors
Recruit, orient and train volunteer mentors
Lead communication with the community, to raise project profile and solicit input. Organize community forums to foster dialogue on best approaches to supporting gang exit outcomes
Collaborate effectively with project partners ensuring information sharing and action items are explicit and allow for effective follow up
Ensure that all relevant information is accurately documented and recorded
Assist in creating project communication materials
Adhere to OCISO policies and standards and contribute to overall organizational goals
Post-secondary education in the social sciences, preferably criminology, or a related field
Knowledge of social work practices with high risk populations
Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people within the criminal justice system
Proven to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
An understanding of the key issues related to social inclusion and the needs of disaffected young people and adults
Knowledge of and experience with assessment tools is a strong asset
Extensive knowledge of community resources and services
Proven experience in recruiting and orienting volunteers
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders including community representatives.
Strong organizational, reporting and time management skills
Ability to meet tight deadlines and the flexibility tobe responsive to client needs
Ability to liaise effectively with other service providers and with OCISO programs
Knowledge and experience with mainstream computer applications and database software
Self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
Ability to speak other languages is an asset
Current criminal record check for vulnerable populations is required
We encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Coordinator upon scheduling your interview.
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