Dismas Society: The Dismas Society, of Truro, Nova Scotia is a non - profit charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming in conflict with the law. The corner stone of the Society is Lavers House, a 20 bed Community Residential Facility providing residential services to individual on Conditional Release from Federal and Provincial Correctional Facilities.
The Facility Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of residents while maintaining the security and safety of Lavers House, a Community Residential Facility (CRF). The facility supervisor is responsible for directly supervising resident actions and movements, thus assuring that all program rules and regulations are followed. In addition, the Facility Supervisor is to ensure that all breaches or suspected breaches of a resident’s Conditional Release (Parole) are reported immediately to the designated authority (Professional staff|).
Responsibilities and Duties
- Monitor all residents leaving and returning to the CRF from authorized leave; all non-staff personnel entering the CRF premises; all residents in-house for compliance with program rules and regulations and Parole Conditions
- Monitors house activities while directly supervising resident’s actions and movements. This includes conducting house checks of the facility
- Ensures flow of critical information including documentation at shift change to bring forward issues and occurrences that take place while on shift .
- Write detailed reports of incidents and/or events within the facility
- Provide and record access to medications in accordance with Lavers House policies and procedures.
- Maintains and models appropriate personal boundaries with residents, and refrains from involvement with residents’ personal affairs or other business that may constitute a conflict of interest
- Reports to work fit and able to perform all job duties and responsibilities, and remains alert and attentive throughout every shift.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work with offenders who have mental health, addictions and substance use and engage strategies to provide meaningful support;
- Ability to effectively analyse situations quickly and apply sound judgement and have the ability to manage conflictual relationships
- Ability to accept direction, coaching and support from the Executive Director or designate
- Skills in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
- The ability to assist offenders in identifying and solving the practical problems involved in their successful reintegration into the community;
- The ability to assist offenders in identifying and obtaining the community services required for their successful reintegration;
Qualifications and Skills
Minimum Position Requirements
- Community College Diploma with specialization in the field of criminal justice or equivalent*.
- Valid First Aid - CPR Certification
- Non–Violent Crisis Intervention
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds with multiple problems.
- Leadership skills and the capability of working alone with very little supervision.
- Ability to act as a positive role model for program clients.
All staff must obtain a valid RELIABILITY STATUS granted or approved by either the Department Security Division (DSD) of CSC or the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) prior to starting in this position. .
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $14.80-$16.41 per hour
- Post secondary education: 1 year (Preferred)
- Human services/psychology/corrections: 1 year (Required)