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JOhn Howard Society Employer Reviews

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Fast pace, enthusiastic work environment
Assistant Counselor (Former Employee), Belleville, ONApril 18, 2014
Pros: great work opportunities
Cons: fast pace environment can cause tire/burnout
A typical day at work required many skills and a lot of flexibility. I learned a lot about the criminal justice system and how to organize my work life. The management was always accessible, organized, and considerate of employees. My co-workers were wonderful to work with and always encourage an environment of safety and productivity. The hardest part – more... of the job is hearing some of the stories that come from the people we helped. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing you can make a difference in other's lives. – less
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Productive and great field experience
Second year CYW field placement (Former Employee), Sarnia, ONMarch 21, 2014
Friendly staff and relaxed environment. Great chance to build on knowledge of this field.
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great salary/ benefits and a rewarding place to work
Community Justice Worker (Current Employee), St. Catharines/Welland/Fort ErirOctober 4, 2013
Pros: great hours and pay
Cons: inconistent with funding; job security is sometimes an issue.
Great management to help you get where you wanna be in your career. As well as competitive salary. With that, the opportunity to learn and explore in the social services/ community justice field.
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Productive work place and well organized
RECEPTIONIST, SERVICE WORKER (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 28, 2013
Typical work day is meeting new people everyday and helping them with what ever issues they have. I've learned many new things professionally how to deal with clients and personally about myself. The management team was kind and helpful and easy to work with. The hardest part about the job was learning how to answer questions I did not know the answer – more... to, the most enjoyable part was I got to meet many different personalities and hear different stories of life that were completely different from mine. – less
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A great experience for volunteering and learning more about the legal system
Justice Service Program (Current Employee), St. Catharines ,ONSeptember 3, 2013
I volunteered my time at the court houses doing probation in-take. It was very educational and really great to learn about the field I want to be in.
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Great Initiative working in this organisation
Counsellor (Former Employee), Orangeville, ONAugust 21, 2013
Pros: great environment to work in
Cons: lack of funding
Great organisation to work with..They are doing a great job within the community.
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Life Changing
Skills Link Participant (Current Employee), Sussex , NBJuly 31, 2013
Pros: getting to know everyone in the classroom, helping other people out .
a typical day here would be going to class on time and learning about communication , how to treat others , interview skills and what you should know about interviews , knowing each other better in the classroom , we would have to do teamwork projects then present them . the teachers here were really nice , they used manners and taught us how to use – more... our manners , we would go out in the community and help anyone that would like us to help them , we volunteered at many places to work and have more experience . this program just helps you find work better in the area you live in or others . – less
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It's a noble calling
Residential Care Worker (Current Employee), Saint JohnJuly 26, 2013
I work with clients who have mental disabilities, but are also in contact with the law. A typical day involves escorting the clients to school, community activities, and engaging with them at their residence
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Looking for part time work
Youth Caseworker (Current Employee), SarniaNovember 16, 2012
Pros: hard working, team oriented, outgoing individual
Cons: perfectionist, over confident
I am looking for part time work to fill up my mornings. My current employment hours are from 12-7 and I am would really enjoy a position at your firm, where I may utilize my skills and experience.
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Enjoyable workplace I regreted leaving
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Campbell River, BCNovember 9, 2012
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: i had to leave
While at John Howard staff would bring me papers they needed photocopyed or/and binded, and I would deliver it to them when I was finished. I was also responsible for moving last years stored files to the storage room in the back, move this years files to the storage closet, and make new files, label them and arrange them in the filing cabinets.

I – more... learned about end of the year filing, policies for files, and gained experience on a photocopier and binding machine. The management was friendly and helpful and the staff were just as friendly and helpful.

The hardest part of the job was leaving on time since I always wanted to stay late to finish what I was doing. I enjoyed every aspect of this job and wish it wasn't just a two week placement. – less
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Fun workplace in open custody group home
Support worker (Current Employee), Saint John NBSeptember 5, 2012
Pros: fun work
Cons: troubled youth
A typical day at work would invold some household cleaning until the youth would wake up then during the day we would spend time doing different recreational activities will I would supervise. I have learned that these youth involved in the criminal justice system have caracteristics that appear much older than they are. The hardest part of this job – more... is having to watch these youth become more and more involved in the system were it apears they are willing to continue with there lifestyles full of crime and drugs. The most enjoyable part of this job is hearing the storys from these youth and having the ability to give them a stable support for the time they are in the home. – less
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productive, and a lot of experience
Social Work Intern (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMay 17, 2012
Pros: nothing in special i could notice
Cons: cutting funds
Earned more experience in interview and assessment, group facilitation, etc. Also learned about Direct Accountability Program at Provincial court, and and developed resource net work.