Program: Community Network of Specialized Care (CNSC)- Toronto Region
Status: Full-time, Contract (12-months)
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Salary: $31.1444 – $39.4707 per hour
Date Posted: April 23, 2021
Closing Date: May 6, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
As part of the Community Network of Specialized Care (CNSC)- Toronto Region and Surrey Place, the Developmental Justice Case Manager (DJCM) will ensure that individuals with a developmental disability or dual diagnosis (mental health difficulties and a developmental disability) and who are involved with the criminal justice system are connected to short-term and long-term services and resources. This position reports to the Manager, Community Network of Specialized Care (CNSC).
- Provide case management to ensure that an individual’s needs are addressed and that services are working collaboratively on behalf of the individual.
- Work collaboratively with the Dual Diagnosis Justice Coordinator to confirm DSO eligibility; coordinate a continuum of trauma-informed services based on client choice and needs; support individualism maintaining community engagement with hope to decrease future justice involvement.
- Ensure clients and caregivers have appropriate referrals to community justice services and funding supports.
- Support collaborative contacts with community services for justice centre planning including developmental services and mental health resources and services.
- Assist the client and caregiver to develop and implement goals, maintain an updated Individual plan, obtain the required resources and services, and support them in identifying alternative resources.
- Refer and facilitate access to and from specialized resources, including clinical supports, psychiatric support, psychological support, addictions services and specialized accommodations.
- Participate in court appearances with clients as part of the Downtown East Justice Centre Pilot.
- Monitor Inactive DJCM Cases i.e. files that may become inactive once outcomes/goals have been met.
- Implement and maintain service coordination documentation and entering data as required including Ontario Common Assessment of Needs (OCAN) and (CRM).
- Provide the Ontario Court of Justice and other justice partners with updated documentation as required for participation in the Downtown East Justice Centre Pilot.
- Participate on Downtown East Justice Centre Working Groups.
- Participate in developmental and research projects, as requested.
- Assume responsibility to ensure continued community capacity building.
- And other duties as assigned.
- University degree or college diploma in relevant healthcare and social services fields.
- A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in developmental services and justice that includes work with individuals with dual diagnosis.
- Sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act including involuntary admission process, the assessment provisions of the Criminal Code, the Developmental Services Act, related health care legislation, forensic issues, and the criminal justice process.
- Ability to work collaboratively with formal and informal community services/resources within the criminal justice, mental health and developmental sectors.
- Demonstrated facilitation, planning, and case management skills and ability to work collaboratively with the families and support networks of those involved with the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrated ability to network and develop plans for complex issues.
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, interviewing and active listening skills and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with interdisciplinary teams and multicultural environments an asset.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- Knowledge of regional resources and service systems.
- Bilingualism would be an asset.
- A satisfactory Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)
Due to the pandemic, this position is a combination of in-person and remote work for now. Candidates will be expected to deliver in-person services if needed. When Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, candidates will be required to work from a Surrey Place location.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one file saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, email@example.com, quoting file 21034 the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.