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 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
You are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
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
This is a continuous posting. Screening and selection processes will begin after May 13, 2020. However, this posting may be extended and available until the position has been filled.
Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.
Additional Information :
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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