Ministry of the Solicitor General
Lindsay, ON
The Central East Correctional Centre of the Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking an experienced Social Worker to provide professional social work services to offenders.

If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for social work and want to make a difference in people's lives, don't miss this unique opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • Complete bio-psycho-social, suicide, mental health, risk/needs and clinical assessments and reports for the purposes of crisis intervention, counselling, classification, rehabilitative programs, reintegration planning and parole proceedings
  • Conduct individual and/or group counselling and case work sessions
  • Provide individual and/or group rehabilitative programming
  • Plan, develop and deliver rehabilitative treatment programs and intervention strategies to address the social, emotional, criminogenic and/or psychological needs of offenders
  • Explore community resources and facilitate referrals for offenders re-entering into the community
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 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 and 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 engage, motivate, counsel and advocate on behalf of inmates within the institution or community
  • You have advanced written communication skills to prepare case notes, assessments, progress and statistical reports
  • You can work effectively within a multi-disciplinary setting, including outside agencies
  • You have demonstrated tact, discretion and sensitivity
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
Additional Information:Address:
1 Temporary, duration up to 8 months, 541 Highway 36, Lindsay, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 3-7
Category: Health and Social Services
Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2019

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.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, 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. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

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.