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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Central North Correctional Centre
City:    Penetanguishene
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    10104 - Social Worker 2
Salary:    $1,127.63 - $1,431.76 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    58260
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Are you motivated to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, consider this challenging opportunity at the Central North Correctional Centre. In this role, you will provide professional social work services for offenders in a large correctional facility, including offenders in protective custody.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Social Worker, you will:
• formulate discharge plans in full collaboration with professionals and offenders
• provide crisis intervention services
• prepare and maintain assessments and statistical reports
• develop and operate in-house rehabilitative programs and Accredited Core Rehabilitative Programs
• participate in social work research activities and evaluate treatment programs and services
• provide social work consultation and training to staff

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:
• you are registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
• you have demonstrated experience applying social work theories, principles and practices normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social Work
• you understand community support services to assist in formulating discharge plans
• you have the experience and ability to work with offenders

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• you communicate effectively and can prepare and present clinical and related information, reports and discharge plans in a clear and concise manner
• you use your interpersonal skills to advocate on behalf of offender in the institution or community, when motivating and counselling offenders, and other concerned parties
• you demonstrate tact, discretion and sensitivity when discussing problems and options with offenders in crisis

Other Essential Skills:
• you use your well developed analytical and problem solving skills to gather and compile data from multiple sources, identify offender needs and recommend appropriate classification of offenders
• you can interpret and apply relevant legislation and policies (i.e. Ministry of Correctional Services Act, institutional ministry policies, procedures, rules of confidentiality)
• you can manage your workload and priorities to meet the needs of treatment team
• you can manage conflict, apply intervention and program treatment services
• you are proficient in using computers and related software programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OTIS, LSI-OR)

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 1501 Fuller Ave, Penetanguishene, Central Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Health and Social Services
Posted on:   Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • C-CL-58260/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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