Full-time Role at SLCS Women’s Facility:)

Last week I had an interview for a full-time, benefited position with St. Leonard’s Community Services (where I began working late Winter) in the Women’s Facility: Maison Louise Arbour (MLA).

Well…I got it!! 🙂

Out of the four facilities with SLCS I’ve been covering shifts at, this has been my favourite. I’ve liked jobs, but have never felt more comfortable in a role or as happy to be there as I feel at MLA.

Here is some more info about MLA:

“The centre, named for former Chief Justice Madame Louise Arbour, is an eight bed, twenty-four hour facility that offers a safe home for women involved in the justice system who are challenged by mental health, substance abuse, and related concerns. This multi-level service had been previously non-existent for women. The women are federal, forensic, probation and mental health short-term bed residents and has the ability to provide for women and their children. We offer support, case and crisis management, planning and assistance to develop realistic discharge and achievable goals by using women’s strengths as guides. Our residential counselors (Justice and Reintegration Workers) offer one-to-one counseling, a structured environment, medication compliance, crisis planning, education in substance abuse, educational/vocational networks, relapse prevention programming, and life skills.”

A picture from one of our wicked-awesome Stress Reduction, Fun Arts and Crafts nights.

Our positions are called “Justice Workers.” The center is staffed by Justice Workers 24-7. I will be working day time shifts (switching between morning and afternoon starts). This is very exciting to me.

We have a really amazing team, serve incredible women from all sorts of backgrounds and needing and wanting a wide variety of supports and community connections.

This full-time role starts on August 1st. In the meantime, I continue my part-time/relief position in the four residential facilities.

If you’re interested in more of what St. Leonard’s offers, check out the site: St. Leonard’s Community Services: http://www.slcs.ca

I’ll share more in the future, if you’re interested in that.

Thank you for reading and Happy Canada Day!

Renee

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