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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 ed@johnhowardkingston.ca 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:
Qualifications:
• 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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