Reintegration Service Support Worker

Location: | Posted on: June 8, 2022
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Location: John Howard Society of Toronto

Job Type: 4 positions available

Application Deadline: Tuesday July 7th, 2022 by 11:59PM

The John Howard Society of Toronto is looking for someone with lived experience (in the correctional system and who has/had experience with substance use) and who has successfully stabilized in the community. The Reintegration Support Worker will provide people who are released from jail with harm reduction education, overdose prevention, information/tools, community accompaniment, informal counseling, follow-up and advocacy as directed. In addition, the Support Worker will connect with clients in the parking lot of the jail with the objective of engaging them in our Reintegration Services Trailer- RST (also located in the jail’s parking lot), and making warm internal/external referrals. The Worker will assist in the development and delivery of training workshops on harm reduction/reintegration support in the community and will participate in supervision sessions, staff meetings, community and networking events including delivering community presentations/public speaking. If appropriate and/or possible, Support Workers (who have been cleared/have access to the Toronto South Detention Centre), may meet with specific clients inside of the Toronto South Detention Centre prior to their release.

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