Justice Wellness Centre Probation Officer

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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Relocation and/or interview expenses will not be considered for this position.

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities with opportunities for healing. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Yukon Community Corrections; this position is located within the Justice Wellness Centre (JWC) and works primarily with Community Wellness Court (those with substance abuse, mental health problems, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder or cognitive impairments) and Justice Wellness Centre clients (low risk offenders on probation and bail clients). The JWC Probation Officer prepares reports for the court in the sentencing, supervision, and revocation of offenders, and acts as an agent of change in case managing the rehabilitation of all assigned offenders within the Justice Wellness Centre. This position also works with JWC clients who are on community release, and assists in the pre-release planning and programming of offenders.

This position undertakes tasks germane to correctional best practices such as; facilitating evidence based programming, undertaking validated risk assessments, motivating offenders, and making referrals to other agencies and services to address offender’s criminal behavior. The position works closely with the Community Wellness Court team (including courts, defense, Crown lawyers, Victim Services, and other relevant agencies), as well as clients at the correctional facility, and oversees inmate transitions to community supervision.

This position is a Probation Officer which is classified as a Peace Officer, an Officer of the Court, and a criminal justice participant under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Yukon Corrections Act.

For information about the position, please contact: Sarah Ratel, Supervisor, Offender Supervision & Services at Sarah.Ratel@gov.yk.ca or 867-667-5663

For information about the recruitment process, please contact: Shannon Poelman, Human Resources Consultant at Shannon.Poelman@gov.yk.ca

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. This requires all applicants to list their applicable months/years of experience by listing the months/years of experience for each position listed on their resume.
  • Post-secondary degree in social work, psychology, sociology or criminology
  • Experience supervising offenders within the criminal justice system
  • Experience providing case management for high needs individuals
  • Experience in formally assessing criminogenic risk/needs

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and correctional best practices
  • Knowledge of risk/needs assessments
  • Knowledge of substance abuse, mental health and/or cognitive impairments
  • Understanding of the stages of change and ability to use motivational skills in working with clients
  • Ability to case manage a diverse case load
  • Ability to research and analyze information and write reports
  • Knowledge of individual and group facilitation
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to make sound decisions and problem solve
  • Ability to provide a holistic approach to case management and supervision in a cross-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of Yukon First Nations

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Have and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence; have and maintain a valid security clearance including vulnerable sector.

Eligibility List
12 months

Post Date
13 February 2018

Close Date
28 February 2018