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Social Worker

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 in keeping our communities safe.

We are currently seeking qualified Social Workers to provide professional assessment, rehabilitative, and discharge services for inmates in our correctional facilities across Ontario. Take on this unique opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise!

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/corr_serv/careers_in_corr/careers/careers.html

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?

• Formulate reintegration/release plans in collaboration with professional and community partners and inmates

• Provide crisis intervention services

• Prepare clinical assessments and statistical reports

• Collaborate on multidisciplinary care plans

• Facilitate group and individual rehabilitative programming

• Provide one-to-one counselling

• Participate in social work research activities and evaluate treatment programs and services

• Provide social work consultation and training to staff

• Perform other duties, as assigned

Locations: Various locations across Ontario

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

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

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have in-depth knowledge of, and experience with, theories, principles and practices of social work normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a Master of Social Work (MSW)

• You are able to develop rehabilitative program/treatment plans as well as conduct individual/group therapy and crisis intervention

• You have knowledge of risk assessment tools and rehabilitative/treatment options in order to recommend appropriate classification placement

• You have knowledge of community support services to assist inmates in formulating reintegration plans

• You have a general understanding of the justice system in Ontario

• You can understand, interpret, and apply relevant legislation such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Social Work and Social Service Work Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, etc., as well as acquire knowledge of, and apply, operational policies and procedures

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can liaise with clients, correctional staff, and community support services

• You can provide individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs

• You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds

• You have experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting, including community agencies

• You have proven tact, discretion and sensitivity to discuss problems/options with offenders and maintain confidentiality

• You have advanced written communication skills to prepare case notes, assessments, and progress and statistical reports

Analytical, Assessment, and Problem-Solving Skills

• You can gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify inmate needs

• You can develop/modify rehabilitative, treatment, and case management plans

• You are able to assess inmates in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention

Organizational Skills

• You can manage conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and maintain adequate records

Salary Range: $1,207.70 - $1,533.41 per week

Additional Information:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS

Note:

  • 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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/corr_serv/careers_in_corr/careers/careers.html to submit your application!

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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.

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