Transitional Support Caseworker

Transitional Support Caseworker

Bernadette McCann House
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: September 22nd 2022
Salary: $25.22 per hour
Description:

The mission of Bernadette McCann House (BMH), an accredited organization serving Renfrew County, is to work for change that will end abuse by providing safety, support and education to all those who experience abuse. Our services include an emergency residential program for women and children, community outreach, support services for children, groups and workshops.

Specifically, our residential program offers a short-term emergency 16-bed shelter for women and children fleeing an abusive relationship.

We are currently recruiting for a Transitional Support Caseworker. This position is a part-time contract, working three days per week, 45 hours bi-weekly. The contract will run from September 2022 to April 1, 2023 with a possible extension.

Reporting to the Outreach Supervisor, the Transitional Support Caseworker provides direct service to women who have experienced abuse. Responsibilities of this position:

  • Assistance with housing applications, and accessing community resources
  • Caseworker assists and supports women in developing and addressing their transitional plans
  • Education and support regarding domestic violence
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Client advocacy
  • Group facilitation
Qualifications
  • Graduate of a post-secondary program in social sciences or related field
  • Thorough understanding of the issue of violence against women and the impact on child witnesses
  • Excellent documentation skills and knowledge of community agencies and resources
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a car
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses)
Additional Information

Applications must be received prior to noon on October 14, 2022. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

BMH is an equal opportunity employer, committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applications requiring accommodation should contact Administration 613-732-7776.

Contact Information
Leigh Sweeney, Executive Director
Bernadette McCann House
Pembroke, Ontario

Email: sweeneyl@wsssbmh.org
Website: www.wsssbmh.org
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