Temporary Bail Verification & Supervision Counsellor

About St. Leonard's

St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults, and families.

Our Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals
Type
Temporary
Location
Brantford and Simcoe
Salary
Hourly wage range: $21.81 - $24.75 plus shift premiums and benefits
Positions
2
Posted
Expires
October 7, 2022
Hours of Work

Brantford location (contract runs until mid-September 2023)

Hours of work:  Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Every 3rd Wednesday work 12 pm-8 pm. May require occasional weekends and available to work other hours to accommodate program needs.

Simcoe location (contract runs until mid-May 2023)

Hours of work: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and hours as needed to accommodate program needs.

Duties

The Bail Verification and Supervision program is a community-based program provided in partnership with St. Leonard’s Community Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General. The program supports people who are mentally capable of understanding the expectations for the Bail program, who are unable to obtain surety, who are willing and motivated to participate, and make positive changes in their lives.

As a Bail Verification and Supervision Counsellor you would:

  • Assess clients to determine eligibility for the program
  • Present assessments to the Crown and other judiciary members
  • Manage case load of youth and adult clients involved in the Bail program
  • Develop service plans and monitor compliance with court-imposed sanctions
  • Provide counselling and crisis intervention
  • Document case notes, create case management and statistical reports

Additional responsibility for the Simcoe position:

  • Carry a caseload of clients referred to the Extra Judicial Sanctions and Extra Judicial Measures program in the Haldimand and Norfolk counties

Qualifications

  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ combined student placement and/or paid experience working with individuals in the justice system
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation as some travel may be required
  • Be able to manage occasional exposure to vicarious trauma
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19
  • Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a police vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense

 

Eligibility

Start date: as soon as possible

Benefits

  • A Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • An Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff
  • Fun events for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount

How to Apply

Email: ljohnson@st-leonards.com   Fax: 519.759.8156

Apply by: October 7, 2022

Reference: Temp Bail Couns

Our Commitment to Job Seekers

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.