Social Worker

Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

We are currently seeking qualified Social Workers to provide professional assessment, rehabilitative, and community support services for inmates at the Central North Correctional Centre. Take on this unique opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise!

You will provide social work support to clients on-site at the Central North Correctional Centre, which is located at 1501 Fuller Avenue in Penetanguishene.

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 invite you to join our teams!

For the permanent position, we offer a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:

• A defined benefit pension plan

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

• Comprehensive Health Plan

• Life and Disability insurance

• 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?

• Make appropriate community referrals in collaboration with professional, 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

Location: Penetanguishene

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 with community referrals

• 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 inmates 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 inmates 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

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,231.98 - $1,564.23 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1501 Fuller Ave, Penetanguishene, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 1501 Fuller Ave, Penetanguishene, Central 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 165623, by Thursday, July 29, 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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