Adult Probation Officer (Growth)
Social Program Officer 24
Posting closing date extended to September 30th, 2021
This is a temporary opportunity until December 31, 2022.
An eligibility list may be established.
Be part of a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety
Community Corrections Division of the Corrections Branch delivers programs and services to adult offenders or alleged offenders awaiting trial or sentencing, who are serving community-based sentences of the court, or conditional release from custody. The intent of these programs and services is to enhance public safety by assessing and managing the risk of the offender and providing intervention to change behavior.
If you are a dedicated individual seeking a challenging and fulfilling role this maybe an exciting opportunity for you. As an Adult Probation Officer, you are responsible for a broad range of duties that include working with diverse community partners delivering numerous services within the community, ensuring that a multi-disciplinary approach is applied in complex cases and balanced with the maintenance of community safety. Working both independently and as a part of a collaborative team, you assess, manage and supervise adult clients subject to community supervision, assist the Court in determining appropriate dispositions, respond to client needs through the application of risk assessment and case management (including core programming) and act as a community resource. You must be willing to participate in the supervision of clients convicted of sexual offenses and domestic assault.
This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Adult Probation Officer who is looking to be a part of a diverse team.
Overnight travel to remote locations, driving on winter roads and working outside typical work hours may be required and a valid BC driver’s license is required.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Joan.Aalhus@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree (4 years; 120 credits) from a recognized Canadian Institution
- Successful completion of the Adult Probation Officer pre-requisite course (CORR1000)
- Valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license. A valid Class 7 may be considered
- Computer and keyboard skills (minimum 30 wpm)
Applicants must review the attached Adult Probation Officer Applicant Information package prior to applying. This package provides detailed instructions on applying, a complete list of duties and qualifications, including education and experience equivalencies. Please provide all corresponding information outlined in the applicant information package in your resume. You must scan and email the following pre-requisites and educational requirements to Joan.Aalhus@gov.bc.ca by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in you not moving forward in the selection process.
- Transcript from your university degree
- A scanned copy of your valid B.C. driver’s license
- Confirmation of completion of the JIBC pre-requisite course CORR 1000
- Scanned screenshot from mytypingtest.com confirming your ability to type 30 WPM
Candidates who are currently employed as an Adult Probation Officer (auxiliary or regular) with the BC Corrections Branch are deemed to meet the education, pre-requisite course and driver’s license criteria and are not required to provide proof with their application.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Application Package/Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Successful candidates must submit to and successfully pass a criminal record check and fingerprint screening by RCMP or municipal police, a Criminal Record Review Act check and JUSTIN and CORNET provincial database checks. New criminal record checks will be conducted periodically and at least every five years.
YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.