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Probation and Parole Officer

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Contract • Kirkland Lake Region

Correctional services play a key role in Ontario's criminal justice system.

Career opportunities in correctional services are diverse and exciting, and corrections staff take pride in making a difference in the lives of those in custody and under supervision. Corrections staff help keep communities safe while safeguarding the human rights of individuals placed in the correctional system.

1 Temporary (up to 12 months, with possible extension)
Salary: 1,305..44-1,613.35 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement. 

How do I qualify?


  • Degree (from an institution authorized by the province to grant degrees) in one of the following disciplines: social work, psychology, sociology, and criminology OR a degree (from an institution authorized by the province to grant degrees) and experience greater than five years in total, in a social services or correctional organization, in a role(s) that involves the formal assessment of human behaviour and the application of structured interventions aimed at supporting the changing of human behaviour.

Note: The ability to stay overnight for (training purposes) may be a requirement for this position.

Applied social work expertise:

  • Demonstrated counselling and motivational interviewing experience

  • Relationship building skills to counsel, provide offenders with guidance and support
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, update and evaluate offender-focused case management
  • Experience in the delivery of structured individual and group interventions 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively gather data to support the completion of a comprehensive assessment 
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze assessment information gathered through identification of offender risk, need and responsivity

Strong decision-making expertise:

  • Demonstrated use of professional discretion to make timely and appropriate decisions that are aligned with offender supervision strategies, individual needs, critical analysis, policy and legislation

  • Demonstrated ability to set clear and consistent expectations for accountability or to initiate corrective action to address risk mitigation and offender rehabilitation

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to contribute to a respectful workplace that values human rights, diversity, inclusion and equity

  • Skills and ability to ensure completion of the administrative components of case management (including documentation, data entry, meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities) 
  • Verbal communication skills to work effectively with colleagues, offenders, victims, stakeholders and justice partners with diverse needs and perspectives
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and present information verbally and in writing in a clear, accurate, concise and professional manner

Experience working with Indigenous offenders

  • Demonstrated insight into the impacts on offenders, victims, and communities who have experienced the effects of systemic barriers and intergenerational trauma

  • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous peoples' histories, the impacts of colonization, systemic discrimination and barriers, and intergenerational trauma, and of the unique needs of Indigenous offenders, victims and communities 
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate culturally appropriate, relevant and meaningful services and methods of intervention for offenders in their healing journey, and to support reconciliation
  • Creativity, flexibility and respect for Indigenous perspectives and traditional approaches to achieving and maintaining change

Additional information:

If you have not completed the Ministry's Probation and Parole Officer basic training program and the experience requirement, you will be hired in the Probation Officer (PO1) salary range ($1,024.56 - $1,335.31) per week


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Job Expires: 2020-07-21

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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Kirkland Lake Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada

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