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Court Worker/ Bail Supervisor

Company: The John Howard Society of Kingston
Wage: $22
Date Posted: December 19, 2013
Closing Date: January 9, 2014
Position is: FT
Hours Per Week: 35
How To Apply:
Please send your cv and cover letter to by 12pm on January 9th, 2014. We thank all those who apply only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Job Description: The John Howard Society of Kingston & District (JHSK) is a non-profit organization committed to providing and developing a wide range of community based services that address crime and its causes. We are dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration efforts of those who have been in conflict with the law. JHSK is seeking a Bail Supervisor to work in its Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) which will be launched in January, 2014. The Kingston BVSP aims to promote a more effective and humane Kingston justice system by enabling individuals who qualify for bail, but do not have a surety, to be supervised and supported in the Kingston community as a cost effective alternative to being held in custody while awaiting trial. Key Responsibilities: • Interview clients prior to court appearance to assess suitability for Bail Supervision. • Complete standardized assessments to evaluate the client’s risk and need areas • Maintain knowledge of and assist clients with referrals to appropriate community service agencies and educational/vocational programs • Prepare report for court in a timely manner outlining bail supervision case plan as required • Ensure client file notes are maintained on the client information management system • Maintain consistent communication and develop positive relationships with the court personnel, probation case managers and other professionals involved with the client • Testify in court as required
Work Site Location:
Court House and Main Office
Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:
• Diploma or degree in a related field
• Minimum 2 years experience working with clients in the criminal justice system

Essential Skills
• Excellent writing and organizational skills to support case assessment and management
• Motivational interviewing skills
• Crisis prevention and intervention skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Risk Assessment
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage multimodal interventions and efficiently work under pressure

Additional Assets:
• Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Judicial Interim Release, and the Criminal Code of Canada
• Experience working with and implementing the concepts of effective correctional intervention

Status: Permanent, Full-time. Eligible for comprehensive benefits after 2 years of service.

Other Job Requirements:
Transportation Required
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