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Ve’ahavta is a charitable social service organization, guided by the Jewish, and universal, principles to “love your neighbour as you love yourself”, and “to repair the world”. Ve’ahavta is dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty. It delivers programs that break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster capacity-building, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty and create real change in their lives. Further information can be found at www.veahavta.org

VE’AHAVTA’S BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR WOMEN PROGRAM (BFW)

The Building Foundations for Women Program is geared towards vulnerable women who have experienced poverty or homelessness and are seeking to optimize their potential. Program participants have experienced substantial challenges, particularly in the areas of mental health, addiction, and other complex issues. BFW is designed to help women engage in community, move closer to the labour market, engage in further education, and lead more stable and constructive lives. BFW provides a combination of one-on-one case management support, in combination with life skills and personal development workshops, in order to help individuals stabilize and improve their lives.

JOB PURPOSE

As the BFW Case Manager you will work collaboratively with team members, to provide participants with effective and personalized one-on-one virtual support and case management, as well as peer support groups. In this role, you will be instrumental in recruitment, screening and enrolling eligible program candidates. You will do this through internal existing programs, as well as through relationship development with community organizations. While working with your clients, you will assess their individual needs and develop action plans, with appropriate interventions, that will guide them towards their life goals. Through informal counselling and coaching you will help clients navigate obstacles and provide guidance, referrals, and support in social service navigation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to facilitate peer group session on a bi-weekly basis, providing a space for a community to establish that offers socialization, understanding, and valuable peer support.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or a related field
  • Two to three years of demonstrated knowledge and practical/direct service experience working with marginalized populations and individuals with addiction/mental health issues, and conflict with the law
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention and group counselling/support services skills with welldeveloped within an anti-oppression framework
  • Advocacy, networking, and resource development skills
  • A working knowledge of social service resources in the community and issues facing low-income individuals
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills
  • A values-driven individual who is passionate about issues relating to poverty and homelessness

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to Trudi Rutherford, Manager of Training Programs, Trudi.Rutherford@veahavta.org

Please put “Case Manager BFW” in subject line

We thank all interested applicants but can only respond to those invited for an interview.

Ve’ahavta is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system.

“I enjoyed every moment of being a Case Manager at the Building Foundations for Women program at Ve’ahavta. It was an honor and a privilege to support the clients to achieve their goals.  I also loved being part of the Ve’ahavta team, a group of thoughtful, committed, and dedicated employees who work tirelessly to change the world. I am grateful for all the opportunities that were given to me and helped me grow and transform professionally.” – Mimoza Jakova

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