Probation Officer / Community Youth Worker
Government of Saskatchewan
Creighton, SK
Probation Officer / Community Youth Worker - HUM007766

Employment Type: SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s): SK-LaRonge and Area-Creighton
Ministry: 073 Corrections and Policing
Salary Range: $29.060 - $36.417 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.09.
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing requires a motivated, self-confident and client-service oriented individual to fill Probation Officer/Community Youth Worker positions in Community Corrections, Creighton office.

As part of Community Corrections, job duties may include both Youth and/or Adult clients. The identified case management goals are to reduce the risk of re-offending behaviors and to safely manage offenders’ behavior in the community through the incorporation of a formalized, evidence-based risk assessment, while at the same time holding the offender accountable for criminal behavior through effective programming. Emphasis has been directed from recording frequency of offender contact to measuring the effectiveness of interventions and outcomes based on an empirical, research based, best practices approach to changing criminogenic behavior.

As part of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model, you will conduct validated generalized and specialized assessments that are evidence based, prepare court reports, develop and implement offender relapse prevention plans. Your outstanding interpersonal skills will help you respond effectively with victims of criminal offences, collaborate with community agencies, victim resources, police and other government personnel to provide an integrated approach to offender management and supervision in the community.

Candidates are asked to fully describe in their resume/covering letter how they have obtained the knowledge and abilities identified above.

To qualify, you will possess a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Indian Social Work, Bachelor of Human Justice, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and Indigenous Studies) or have grand parenting rights in accordance with Community Corrections qualifications. You will be required to provide verification of your degree.

As a field employee, you may be required to work non-traditional hours to provide client service in the office and in community settings (i.e. court, home visits). This position involves travel and a valid driver’s license is required.

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is responsible for providing a fair justice system that upholds the law and protects the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan. To learn more about Corrections and Policing, go to: http://www.justice.gov.sk.ca/CP/. Our core values include showing respect and integrity, serving citizens, excellence and innovation and acting as one team. We demonstrate these values in our daily behaviours.

Candidates are asked to respond fully to the pre-screening questions.

We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: B - SGEU Field 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Criminal Record Check Requirement: The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment
Number of Openings: 2
Closing Date: Feb 2, 2019, 11:59:00 PM