SOCIAL WORKER
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Sault Ste Marie, ON, CA
1h ago
source : Government of Ontario

Are you motivated to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, consider this challenging opportunity at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre where you will provide bilingual professional social work services for inmates in a correctional facility.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including :

  • A defined benefit package plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
  • A comprehensive health and dental plan
  • Life and disability insurance
  • A progressive work environment that promotes work / life balance
  • Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields
  • The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of :

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers
  • Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
  • Canada's Greenest Employers
  • Top Employers for Canadians Under 40
  • What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Formulate discharge plans in full collaboration with professionals and inmates
  • Provide crisis intervention services
  • Prepare and maintain assessments and statistical reports
  • Provide rehabilitative programs and counselling
  • Participate in social work research activities and evaluate treatment programs and services
  • Provide social work consultation and training to staff
  • Mandatory

  • You are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • You must have oral French language skills at the advanced level (certification / testing required prior to hire) and proficiency in English
  • Specialized Knowledge and Experience

  • You have in-depth knowledge of and experience with theories, principles and practices of social work normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • You are able to develop rehabilitative program / treatment plans as well as conduct individual / group therapy and crisis intervention
  • You have knowledge of risk assessment tools and rehabilitative / treatment placement options in order to recommend appropriate inmate classification placement
  • You have knowledge of community support services to assist inmates in formulating reintegration plans
  • You are able to acquire knowledge of and comply with relevant legislation (such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Social Work and Social Service Work Act, etc.
  • as well as operational policies and procedures

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You can liaise with clients, correctional staff, and community support services
  • You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds as well as provide individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs
  • You have experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting including community agencies
  • You have proven tact, discretion and sensitivity to discuss problems / options with offenders and maintain confidentiality
  • You have advanced written communication skills to prepare case notes, assessments, progress and statistical reports
  • Analytical, Assessment, and Problem-Solving Skills

  • You are able to gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify inmates needs as well as develop / modify rehabilitative, treatment, and case management plans
  • You can assess inmates in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention
  • Other Essential Skills

  • You have organizational skills to manage conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and maintain adequate records
  • You are proficient with computer software and database systems to input and retrieve inmate data, prepare reports, and maintain case documentation and statistics
  • Additional Information :

    Note :

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check.
  • Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results.

    If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and / or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position.

    The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision.

    The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.

    Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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