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Social Services Supervisor



Job Description

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ Quinte Detention Centre, located in Napanee, Ontario, serves as a point of entry into the institutional system for individuals on remand, short term sentences and/or awaiting for transfer.

As the Social Services Supervisor, you will be an essential part of a dedicated team who looks at every task as an opportunity to serve and every success as a personal accomplishment.

If you are an outstanding social worker with a passion for helping others, don't miss this exciting opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Plan, develop and implement the social services program for the Centre

• Provide crisis intervention counselling and rehabilitative services to inmates and young offenders

• Prepare assessments, identify needs and recommend treatment and/or other professional intervention services

• Provide discharge planning services

• Evaluate counselling standards and review decisions

• Provide consultation and resources to institutional staff

• Provide supervision to staff, assign work, coordinate training and provide input on performance evaluations

Location: Napanee

How do I qualify?


• You are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of professional social work theories, practices and procedures normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Master of Social Work (MSW)

• You have experience in the planning and implementation of social services, rehabilitative programs and treatment

• You have experience in facilitating groups, and providing individual and crisis intervention counselling

• You have knowledge of community supports services to assist offenders with re-integration planning

• You have knowledge of assessment tools (i.e., risk, mental health, etc.)

• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation, operational policies and procedures

Team Leadership and Supervisory Skills

• You can provide supervision to staff, assign work, assess workload, and ensure work meets client needs and institutional requirements

• You can coordinate training programs and assess performance

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can establish contacts and promote good relationships with outside agencies and community resources

• You demonstrate tact, discretion and sensitivity, and you can engage, motivate, counsel and advocate on behalf of inmates

• You have strong writing skills to prepare reports and assessments

• You can work effectively within a multi-disciplinary setting and provide consultation to staff and inmates

Analytical, Assessment and Problem Solving Skills

• You can provide professional guidance in difficult or complex cases

• You can assess inmates in crisis and apply appropriate intervention

• You can gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify inmate needs, and develop or modify rehabilitative, treatment and case management plans

Organizational and Computer Skills

• You can 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

Salary Range: $1,331.72 - $1,635.78 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 89 Richmond Blvd, Napanee, East Region, Enhanced - CPIC, VSS, PIP, Niche/RMS, Credit

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 109083, by Friday, August 4, 2017. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Posting Date: 21-Jul-2017Social Work Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP