Probation and Parole Officer
Contract • Kirkland Lake Region
Correctional services play a key role in Ontario's criminal justice system.
Career opportunities in correctional services are diverse and exciting, and corrections staff take pride in making a difference in the lives of those in custody and under supervision. Corrections staff help keep communities safe while safeguarding the human rights of individuals placed in the correctional system.
1 Temporary (up to 12 months, with possible extension)
Salary: 1,305..44-1,613.35 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
How do I qualify?
- Degree (from an institution authorized by the province to grant degrees) in one of the following disciplines: social work, psychology, sociology, and criminology OR a degree (from an institution authorized by the province to grant degrees) and experience greater than five years in total, in a social services or correctional organization, in a role(s) that involves the formal assessment of human behaviour and the application of structured interventions aimed at supporting the changing of human behaviour.
Note: The ability to stay overnight for (training purposes) may be a requirement for this position.
Applied social work expertise:
Demonstrated counselling and motivational interviewing experience
- Relationship building skills to counsel, provide offenders with guidance and support
- Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, update and evaluate offender-focused case management
- Experience in the delivery of structured individual and group interventions
- Demonstrated ability to effectively gather data to support the completion of a comprehensive assessment
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze assessment information gathered through identification of offender risk, need and responsivity
Strong decision-making expertise:
Demonstrated use of professional discretion to make timely and appropriate decisions that are aligned with offender supervision strategies, individual needs, critical analysis, policy and legislation
- Demonstrated ability to set clear and consistent expectations for accountability or to initiate corrective action to address risk mitigation and offender rehabilitation
Communication and interpersonal skills:
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to contribute to a respectful workplace that values human rights, diversity, inclusion and equity
- Skills and ability to ensure completion of the administrative components of case management (including documentation, data entry, meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities)
- Verbal communication skills to work effectively with colleagues, offenders, victims, stakeholders and justice partners with diverse needs and perspectives
- Demonstrated ability to gather and present information verbally and in writing in a clear, accurate, concise and professional manner
Experience working with Indigenous offenders
Demonstrated insight into the impacts on offenders, victims, and communities who have experienced the effects of systemic barriers and intergenerational trauma
- Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous peoples' histories, the impacts of colonization, systemic discrimination and barriers, and intergenerational trauma, and of the unique needs of Indigenous offenders, victims and communities
- Demonstrated ability to integrate culturally appropriate, relevant and meaningful services and methods of intervention for offenders in their healing journey, and to support reconciliation
- Creativity, flexibility and respect for Indigenous perspectives and traditional approaches to achieving and maintaining change
If you have not completed the Ministry's Probation and Parole Officer basic training program and the experience requirement, you will be hired in the Probation Officer (PO1) salary range ($1,024.56 - $1,335.31) per week
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