Do you thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment? Are you interested in playing an active role in offender rehabilitation and community safety? Then Community Corrections is just the place for you! We are currently looking to fill few temporary vacancies for our Edmonton region. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta.
As a Probation Officer you will administer a broad range of Community Corrections programs and services to adult offenders including but not limited to probation, conditional sentence, fine option, alternative measures and community supervision.
Using your advanced interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) you will prepare court reports, temporary absence applications and draft various reports. In addition will conduct investigations, attend court, complete all case management activities and supervise offenders within applicable federal and provincial legislation.
An ideal candidate will possess:
- Proven knowledge and experience in effective case management
- Superior time management skills
- Well-developed ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner
- Strong ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other government ministries/agencies
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and process information for investigative and casework processes
- Skilled ability to use goal-oriented thinking in problem solving situations and implementing resolutions
- The ability to communicate professionally and objectively using a broad range of communication styles
- Thorough knowledge of applicable legislation
Correctional Service Worker 1:
University graduation in a related field is required; or equivalent as described below:
Correctional Service Worker 2:
- Two year diploma in a related field plus 2 years related experience; OR
- Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus 3 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).
University graduation in a related field plus at least 2 years related experience is required; or equivalent as described below:
- Two year diploma in a related field plus 4 years related experience; OR
- Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus 5 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in Community Corrections. Experience in providing casework / counselling services / programming services (example: behavior management planning, community corrections programs) will be considered assets. Experience working with Indigenous populations and culture will also be considered an asset.
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
Competencies essential for this role include:
- Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.
- Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.
- Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.
- Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.
- Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.
Correctional Service Worker 1:
$2,260.78 to $2,922.13 bi-weekly
Correctional Service Worker 2:
$2,461.10 to $3,182.34 bi-weekly
This is a full-time position at 36.25 hours per week. There are 4 temporary positions to be filled using this comp.
Travel within the region may be necessary, therefore reliable transportation and a valid Class 5 Driver?s Licence is required.
Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening, including a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector search.
Instructions for your Resume
For Employment Experience:
For any Post-Secondary Education:
- Please specify employment status (ie. Casual, part-time or full-time)
- Ex: Youth Worker, Jan 2006 - June 2009, Part-time (three 8 hr shifts/week)
- Please specify your major and length of program
- Please specify the year you graduated
- Ex: Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)
Candidates may be required to complete a written assignment at the interview stage.
This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta.
What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm
- Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
How to Apply
In addition to your resume, a cover letter is required and both will be used as a screening tool to assess your writing and proofreading abilities. In your cover letter, please provide a clear and concise description of how your qualifications meet the advertised requirements.
Please submit your application online. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx
If you are unable to apply online due to technical difficulties, please submit a description of the technical difficulties along with your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # 1057794 to Tetyana Adamyk by email at Tetyana.Adamyk@gov.ab.ca.
As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are combined in to one file using the following suggested naming convention:
Last name, First name_JobID #.
Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Tips for Applicants:
Due to the large volume of applicants, we are unable to confirm for you that our office has received your resume.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.