Social Worker

Social Worker

Are you motivated to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, consider this challenging opportunity at the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre, where you will provide professional social work services for inmates within a correctional facility.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

• A defined benefit pension plan

• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include adoptive parents

• Comprehensive Health Plan

• Life and Disability insurance

• Flexible work arrangements

• Collegial and professional work culture

• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas

• 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?

• Formulate discharge plans in full collaboration with professionals and inmates

• Provide crisis intervention services

• Prepare and maintain assessments and statistical reports

• Provide rehabilitative programs and 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

Location: Sault Ste. Marie

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 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 placement options in order to recommend appropriate inmate classification placement

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

• You are able to acquire knowledge of, and comply with, relevant legislation (such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Social Work and Social Service Work Act, etc.) as well as operational policies and procedures

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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

• You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds, as well as provide individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs

• 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 are able to gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify inmates’ needs as well as develop/modify rehabilitative, treatment, and case management plans

• You can assess inmates in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention

Other Essential Skills

• You have organizational skills to 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: $1,219.78 - $1,548.74 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of an extension), 800 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, 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.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 161264, by Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 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 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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