Apply By: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:59 pm EDT


Ministry of the Solicitor General
South West Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0912C - Social Services24
$74,066.00 - $115,856.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
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The South West Detention Centre is actively seeking a Deputy Superintendent of Programs who will make valuable contributions to the institution's leadership team and will make a positive impact on a multi-disciplinary team of staff and diverse stakeholders.

As a Deputy Superintendent of Programs, you will provide leadership and direct oversight to a cross-functional team of managers and staff in the delivery of a programs and services. You will be responsible for managing institutional and local community programs such as chaplaincy, psychology, social work, health care, and volunteer and community liaison programs. You will contribute to the development of new ideas and concepts for programming and ensure the delivery of programs and services follows the institution's key performance indicators and Ministry policies and procedures. We seek an inclusive, confident, forward thinking leader who will bring new ideas and will be a champion for continuous improvement in the delivery of institutional programming.

This exciting and rewarding opportunity will allow you to showcase and further develop your leadership competencies, your relationship building and partnership skills, and your commitment to establishing a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Deputy Superintendent of Programs, you will make an impact by:

• Providing leadership and direction in the planning and coordination of institutional operations, programs and services
• Assuming responsibility for the administration of the institution in the absence of the Superintendent, and during after-hours and weekends, on a rotational on-call basis
• Developing and implementing strategies to support systemic organizational and cultural changes within the institutions
• Championing organizational change by positively influencing and participating in the establishment of a strong adaptive culture where corporate principles and values are effectively communicated, modelled, taught and shared with clients and staff.
• Being a proactive and innovative leader, motivating your team and colleagues to deliver exceptional programs and services to meet ministry commitments and priorities.

Leadership in the OPS
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:
• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

Visit theLeadership Talent Officeon Yammer to learn more about the OPS Leadership Model and to view the application preparation guide for management competitions.

How do I qualify?


Oral and written French language proficiency at the advanced level

Leadership and Management Skills

• You have proven leadership skills to oversee the delivery of institutional programs and services
• You have demonstrated the ability to manage staff, provide coaching and direction and foster an engaged and inclusive environment
• You act with integrity, even when it is difficult to do so
• You demonstrate knowledge in human resources management, financial resources management, performance management, training and development and managing complex labour relations issues

Correctional Knowledge

• You have knowledge of the current theories, principles and practices of correctional institutions management, finance and administration including knowledge of human behaviour to provide for the care, custody, control, safety, programming and accommodation of inmates.
• You have a strong understanding of the coordination of offender classification with programming needs and requirements and to facilitate discharge planning.
• You have knowledge of offender institutional and local community programs such as: chaplaincy, social work, health care, rehabilitation services, recreational programming and volunteer/community liaison programs

Analytical, Problem Solving and Strategic Planning Skills

• You can apply a systematic approach in the development of complex work plans to achieve organizational goals
• You can use evidence-based approach for investigations
• You can manage a challenging workload with multiple priorities and stressors, while responding calmly and rationally to defuse volatile situations
• You can identify treatment programming needs and can provide innovative ideas to enable treatment/rehabilitation within the parameters of security.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You are a skilled communicator with the ability to foster trusted work relationships with stakeholders and staff at all levels
• You can work collaboratively with community partners and agencies to deliver on offender programming
• You can write and articulate complex, technical and/or specialized information in terms that are easily understood by a variety of audiences

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 4819 8th Concession Rd, RR3, Maidstone, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Monday, June 20, 2022
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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 Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.
  • T-CL-180044/22

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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