Residential Caseworker (Contract)

Bernadette McCann House
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: March 16th 2023
Salary: $25.22 per hour
The mission of Bernadette McCann House (BMH), an accredited organization serving Renfrew County, is to work for change that will end abuse by providing safety, support, and education to all those who experience abuse. Our services include an emergency residential program for women and children, community outreach, support services for children, groups, and workshops.

Specifically, our residential program offers a short-term emergency 16-bed shelter for women and children fleeing an abusive relationship.

We are currently recruiting for a Residential Caseworker. This is a full-time, contract position at 37.5 hours per week in the shelter. The contract runs from April 2023 to April 2024.

Reporting to the Residential Supervisor, this position provides direct service to women who experience abuse, and their children, in a residential setting, primarily covering day shifts. This involves crisis intervention and client advocacy.

  • Graduate of a post-secondary program in social sciences or a related field
  • A thorough understanding of the issue of violence against women and the impact on child witnesses
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to speak and write in both English and French (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a car (preferred)
  • Current First Aid-CPR certification
  • Current vulnerable sector check

Bernadette McCann House has a COVID vaccination policy that is aligned with ministry and public health recommendations. Staff are required to be vaccinated or in the process of being vaccinated as we work with the vulnerable sector of our community in a congregate living setting.

Additional Information
Deadline for applications: March 31, 2023 at noon. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

BMH is an equal opportunity employer, committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applications requiring accommodation should contact Administration 613-732-7776.

Contact Information
Leigh Sweeney, Executive Director
Bernadette McCann House
PO Box 244,
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 6X3

Fax: 613-732-8667
Email: wssshs@wsssbmh.org
Website: www.wsssbmh.org

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