Company: John Howard Society of Waterloo- Wellington


Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Applications are currently being accepted from youth between the ages of 15 – 30 (at the start of employment) for the position of Youth Canada Summer Job – Adult Services Program Assistant. The individual will provide assistance to our Adult Services Teams at our Kitchener site. The position with be 35 hours/week for 16 weeks at $ 14 per hour, reporting to the Program Manager – Adult Services and working under the direction of the Adult Services Team Leads. On occasion the position may be required to assist Youth Services under the direction of a Youth Services Team Lead.

The position will begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 and end on Friday, August 30, 2019. Please note this job opening is subject to receiving Service Canada Youth Summer Job funding. Duties will include: • Assisting program staff in the development of program resources e.g. Partner Assault Response (PAR) facilitator manuals and participant workbooks • Assisting program staff in the implementation of web-based software • Maintaining confidentiality and security with file management for various adult services • Serving members of different ethnic backgrounds and individuals with health/mental health challenges with sensitivity and respect • Utilizing various computer software including Microsoft Office, internet searches, database systems, client management software and email • Being a self-starter with ability to manage daily workload for efficiency and timeliness • Strong cross-cultural and diversity perspective and awareness Candidates should possess: • A strong theoretical basis in psychology, social work, sociology or criminal justice or other relevant field of study including knowledge of harm reduction, restorative justice, and strengths-based, cognitive behavioural approaches. Position is best suited to an upper level undergraduate student, post-graduate diploma student, or graduate student with the requisite theoretical knowledge. • An understanding of the criminal justice system and knowledge of services for adults either in group or individual programming. Prior experience in providing services/programming to adults is preferred. • Knowledge of non-profit community agencies is desirable • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information with diplomacy and tact • Experience working in a team environment involving project management • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport • Initiative and an ability to work independently and ability to work as part of a team • Ability to follow direction, meet deadlines, and excellent organizational and planning skills • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office ®, internet searches, database systems, and Outlook® • A satisfactory police records check for access to vulnerable populations • A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and insurance Eligibility Requirements: • Be between the ages of 15 – 30 at the start of the employment • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, and • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. Interested candidates should submit résumés by email in PDF format no later than Monday, April 29, 2019 at 4:30PM EST to

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