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Elliot Lake Women's Group

Transition Worker

Elliot Lake
Social Services
POSTED: 1 month ago
Elliot Lake Women's Group
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Closing Date:
June 02, 2023
Full Time
Job Description:
Maplegate invites applications for one (1) position of: Transition Worker - Full Time

Reporting to the Director, the Transition Worker works with women in as they work towards establishing a life free from abuse and violence.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Transition Planning:
- Assist women with safety planning
- Work with women to develop and implement transitional plans by identifying needs, short and long term goals that women would like to achieve.
- identify and discuss the resources required to achieve those goals and assist women to access and obtain those resources.
- Support and assist women as they work through the various steps of their transitional plans
- At their requires, accompany women to appointments which may require advocacy
- Assist women to understand complete forms, documents, application, reports, etc. required to fulfill her transition
- Make referrals to counselling services, including the Child Witness Program, other resources such as social assistance, legal aid, parenting support, education and training, health services, etc.
- Advocacy with third parties, where necessary, such as interactions with CAS, enrolling children in school, lawyers, etc.
- Provide court support, assisting with court documents, accompaniment to court
- Apply Health and Safety Procedures.

Housing Support:
- Assist women to locate safe, affordable housing
- Determine eligibility for Special Priority
- Assist with forms and documentation required to enlist on Special Priority list, regular social housing, or other types of housing.
- Provide guidance and/or referrals in areas of finding and maintaining housing, including budget management and life skills
- Offer advocacy with landlords and social housing providers
- Work to avoid evictions by developing referral agreements with housing providers
- Conduct follow-up process with women as set out by the Ministry of Community & Social Services requirements to determine if women maintained their housing

Wage: $19.24 - $24.81

Required Skills:
- Preferable a degree or diploma in human or social service with one year experience working towards social change and equality issues.
- Thorough understanding of gender-based violence and its effects on children and society
- Demonstrated knowledge of resources in Elliot Lake and surrounding area
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
- Good Conflict resolution skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Clear Criminal Record Check
- Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred
- Valid G driver's license and clear driving record
- Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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How to Apply:
Maplegate is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of The City of Elliot lake and strongly encourages applications from all qualified women, especially those who can provide different perspective and contribute to a further diversification of ideas, cultures and sexual orientations.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, to the attention of:
Kelly O'Donnell, Interim Director of Programs and Staff
Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
23 Oakland Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2T2
Fax: (705) 759-3239
Email: [email protected]

A detailed job description is available at the above noted address. We thank all applicates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The closing date for applications is June 02, 2023.

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