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Rehabilitation Officer

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
10218 - Rehabilitation Officer 2, Correctional Services
$1,104.76 - $1,351.93 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team? Bring your expertise to the role of Rehabilitation Officer, where you will provide rehabilitation, re-integration, classification and discharge planning programs and services for inmates with diverse needs and security requirements.

This position will provide support to inmates on-site at the at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, which is located at 2244 Innes Road in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) 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 are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We invite you to join our teams!

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide support related to discharge planning, rehabilitation and re-integration programs and referrals, and classification
• Determine inmates' discharge needs and requirements by reviewing information from clinical and correctional sources, conducting interviews, and liaising with internal and external ministry stakeholders
• Coordinate activities related to the Temporary Absence Program (TAP) and the Intermittent Community Work Program (ICWP)
• Conduct risk assessment using Ministry tools
• Refer inmates to community agencies based on their specific needs
• Facilitate inmate orientation programs as well as provide advice, counselling, and information
• Obtain and assess information on inmates' return to the community and associated risks
• Conduct exit interviews, surveys and testing with inmates prior to their discharge from the institution
• Other duties as assigned
(Click on the "View Job Description" button for more details)

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have good knowledge of the justice system, court processes, and court documentation
• You have an understanding of risk and needs assessment tools and criminogenic factors
• You have knowledge of community agencies and resources to assist in the rehabilitation of inmates
• You understand the various sectors involved in the rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates after release (i.e. mental health agencies, shelters, employment services, etc.)
• You have experience liaising with community partners and stakeholders in order to host case conferences and discuss issues
• You can understand information provided by police

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can interview inmates as well as liaise with institutional staff, inmate's families, Probation and Parole offices, and community contacts
• You have collaboration experience within a multi-disciplinary team
• You have demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality according to legislative requirements (i.e. FIPPA)

Analytical and Evaluative Skills

• You can assess inmate needs and recommend suitability for program placement as well as prepare discharge plans
• You can understand and comply with relevant legislation (i.e. Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act), regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures

Computer Skills

• You are proficient with a variety of computer software packages and database systems in order to input and retrieve data as well as prepare and maintain reports/statistics

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 2244 Innes Rd, Ottawa, East 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:
Friday, June 18, 2021
  • 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.
  • Effective, July 1st, 2021 the correct salary range for this position will be $1,104.76 to $1,351.93 per week in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.
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 Monday, July 5, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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