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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
10218 - Rehabilitation Officer 2, Correctional Services
$1,093.82 - $1,338.54 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario's correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and keeping our communities safe.

Do you enjoy facilitating group activities, building relationships, and looking for ways to bring fresh ideas to the table? If so, bring your expertise to the role of Rehabilitation Officer, where you will facilitate rehabilitative programming to remanded and sentenced offenders at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including:
• A defined benefit pension 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?

• Provide rehabilitative services to offenders to assist in their adjustment upon returning to the community
• Organize resources to effectively deliver programs as a sole facilitator, by marketing the program to offenders
• Enroll offenders to participate in programs and ensure that physical resources are in place to deliver the program
• Write case notes and input program tracking reports in Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) in appropriate timeframe
• Submit statistical information to Deputy Superintendent, Treatment
• Complete classifications of offenders
• Gather information for and prepare Temporary Absence Permits
• Assist in the scheduling/coordination of fee-for-service providers
• Interview and respond to offender requests
• Facilitate referrals to assist in discharge planning
• Participate in meetings and committees
• Assist in the orientation, training and supervision of new staff, volunteers and students
• Provide information, write reports, and advise senior management
• Other duties as required
(Click on "View Job Description" for details)

How do I qualify?

Program Facilitation Knowledge and Experience

• You have expertise in group facilitation and theories related to the rehabilitation of offenders, normally acquired through post secondary education in social work or a related field
• You have strong group facilitation skills to effectively facilitate, instruct, and deliver rehabilitative programs
• You have demonstrated interviewing techniques to obtain information from offenders and community contacts to assess offender needs, motivation and suitability for placements
• You have knowledge of community agencies and resources to assist in discharge planning

Specialized Knowledge

• You have understanding of the justice system, court processes and court documentation
• You are able to understand and apply relevant legislation such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act
• You have knowledge of programs and strategies focusing on criminogenic risk factors and risk/needs assessment relating to the classification process (pertaining to programs such as the Temporary Absence Program, Intermittent Community Work Program and offender work programs)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

• You are able to work with and provide services to offenders in a correctional environment
• You can interact and exchange client information with professionals and correctional administrators

Analytical, Investigative, and Evaluative Skills

• You can obtain information and make recommendations based on established criteria
• You can assess suitability of offenders for participation in various rehabilitative programs
• You have organizational skills to prioritize and complete work in a timely fashion
• You can manage the coordination/scheduling of programs

Computer Skills

• You are able to use information/tracking systems and software packages to input/retrieve offender data, prepare and maintain reports and statistics

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent - Full Time, 800 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • 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.
  • N-CL-156611/20(2)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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