Bail Program Caseworker

Location: | Posted on: July 5, 2019
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Location: John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County (Chatham and Windsor)

Job Type: Full-time position; 35 hours per week

Application Deadline: July 19, 2019 4:30PM

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend the Chatham and Windsor Court worksites* as a representative of the John Howard Society and uphold the agency’s reputation of integrity, fairness and efficiency
  • Interview prospective candidates for Bail at the Courthouse (Chatham or Windsor)
  • Verify information provided by the accused person
  • Obtain relevant information from the Police, Defence Lawyer and/or the Crown’s Office
  • Communicate eligibility to the accused, the lawyer, the Crown and other appropriate office
  • Complete the necessary documentation
  • Access community resources when needed
  • Schedule regular appointments with clients
  • Complete assessments regarding risk/needs
  • Monitor client’s bail conditions according to Ministry/Program standards
  • Provide client with information regarding community and agency resources applicable to needs identified in the assessment
  • Complete all documentation according to the Standards of the Ministry and the John Howard Society
  • Maintain case recordings of all contacts made with clients and other agencies on client’s behalf
  • Liaise with the project partners and attend meetings as required
  • Develop working relationships and linkages with other groups and agencies working in the courthouse (Chatham/Windsor)
  • Facilitate and develop agency programs as assigned
  • Provide information for client statistics in a timely manner
  • Participate in staff meetings and peer group supervision as required
  • Any other duties to be assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Program Coordinator

*This position serves two main worksite locations in Chatham and Windsor. The Bail Caseworker must have and maintain a reliable means of transportation. This position will be scheduled to work at the Chatham worksite location 3-5 times per workweek, with the remaining days scheduled at the Windsor worksite location. 

Reporting Relationships

  • The Executive Director
  • The Bail Program Coordinator

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION MAY BE AMENDED AT ANY TIME AS PROGRAM NEEDS/CHANGE DICTATE

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