Community Residential Facility Counsellor

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The Salvation Army B.C. Victoria ARC
Published
February 14, 2020
Location
Victoria, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$23.7829 – $24.7829
Competition #
202006
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
resumes@victoriaarc.org
Closing date
February 26, 2020
Street Address
525 Johnson Street

Description

HOURS :

  • Wednesday - Sunday, 4:00 Pm to 12:00 AM

Responsibilities

FUNCTIONS

  • To liaise between Community Residential Facility(CRF) Caseload Clients, Institutional and Parole Office staff and to provide individual Counselling/Assistance to CRF Client caseload under the direction of the Manager.
  • Work with parole officer assigned to the high-risk offender, CSC staff and, when appropriate, relevant members of the community mental health team,( including discharge planners and community mental health specialists), in developing releases/intervention plans as well as monitoring activities following release.
  • Provide on-going support to the offender during the time he is a resident of the CRF and ensure that the transition to less restrictive movement is managed in a way which enhances the possibility of successful reintegration into society.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Maintains CRF caseload of 10 + clients and provides assistance, counselling and serving as liaison between client and respective Parole Officer.
  • Conducts weekly meetings with caseload clients and uploads information to the Case Administration Management System (CAMS).
  • Develops Resident Action Plan (rap), consistent with the offender’s Correctional Plan, with the participation of the offender and the supervising Parole Officer. It must be completed within thirty (30) days of the offender’s arrival at the facility.
  • Provides progress review at least once every forty-five (45) days in order to assess the offender’s progress in relations to the RAP, and to determine whether the services are adequate, still necessary, or whether other services may be needed.
  • Uploads RAPs and Reviews to Offender Management System (OMS) and provides hard copy reports to the Parole Office for the required signatures.
  • Liaises with community parole/case management team.
  • Maintains and updates CRF caseload file information as directed by the Manager: CRF (i.e. Running Interview notes; CSC file documentation).
  • Attends and provides weekly case management update at weekly case management meetings.
  • Must be prepared to participate in upgrading/training at the discretion of the CRF management.
  • Facilitates CRF programs as directed by CRF Management.
  • Performs CRF Intake Counsellor role.
  • Must have an intimate working knowledge of The Salvation Army ARC and CRF policies and procedures with all actions based on strict adherence to same.
  • Conscientiously observes the confidential nature of the ARC’s service to its clients and all residents of the CRF.
  • Receives all clients and residents in a professional manner.
  • Monitors access to and security of the CRF/ARC.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must possess an undergraduate degree in criminology, psychology, social work or related education.
  • A minimum of two year's related experience
  • Must understand and reflect the ARC Philosophy, Standards, and Tenets.
  • Must possess suitable typing skills, and basic computer literacy
  • Must be calm in busy and sometimes stressful situations.
  • Must be well organized.
  • Must be presentable in appearance in accordance with ARC standards.
  • Must possess a valid class 5 Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain an active valid First Aid\C.P.R. certificate.
  • Must have effective oral and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to understand and be sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Position subject to personnel screening request & authorization by Correctional Services of Canada.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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