Under the supervision of the Director, the Counsellor delivers evidence-based correctional programs with the fundamental objective of reducing the risk of re-offending.


  • Delivers evidence-based programs either in a group and/or individual setting, in the community and institutions.
  • Completes file reviews, assessments and reports as required.
  • Maintains accurate electronic and manual client records.
  • Conducts research to ensure that program standards, content and techniques are current with correctional research.
  • Maintains collaboration with John Howard Society programs and partner agencies for the purpose of case management, alternative program referral and client advocacy.
  • Attends program related meetings.
  • Contributes to the orientation/training of staff/interns/volunteers.
  • Develops and presents information sessions to clients and community agencies.
  • Engages in professional development as required.
  • Ensures confidentiality guidelines are met regarding staff and client information.
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining a safe, secure environment for both staff and clients.
  • Performs other related duties as required by the director.


  • University degree in Social Work, Criminology or the social sciences. (ie: psychology, sociology or education)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and a minimum of two years experience delivering cognitive/behavioural counselling approaches in both individual and group settings.
  • Experience with and a demonstrated understanding of the offender population.
  • Broad understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Proven competency in computer software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Certificate of conduct.

Enhanced reliability check as required.

Salary:  $29.44/hour as per collective agreement; 35 hours per week.

This position is open to applicants of any gender.

Submit resume to:  Cheryl Coleman at

DEADLINE for applications: November 19, 2018

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