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Social Worker Ottawa

Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General

Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General Ottawa Canada

1 month ago

The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre of the Ministry of the Solicitor General seeks experienced Social Workers to provide professional social work services in the assessment, treatment and community re-integration of female inmates using a women-focused approach.

If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for helping others, don't miss this exciting opportunity.

Note: Please note: this position will require working some evening and weekend shifts.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and... Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?
• Complete bio-psycho-social, suicide, mental health, risk/needs and clinical assessments and reports for the purposes of crisis intervention, counselling, classification, rehabilitative programs, reintegration planning and parole proceedings
• Provide gender-sensitive trauma informed services/practice, and conduct gender-sensitive individual and/or group counselling and case work sessions
• Provide individual and/or group rehabilitative programming
• Plan, develop and deliver rehabilitative treatment programs and intervention strategies to address the social, emotional, criminogenic and/or psychological needs of offenders
• Explore community resources and facilitate referrals for offenders re-entering into the community
• Other duties, as assigned

How do I qualify?
• You are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Specialized Knowledge and Experience
• You have knowledge of and practical experience in the theories, principles and practices of social work, normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and/or Master of Social Work (MSW)
• You are able to understand and apply relevant legislation as well as comply with workplace policies and protocols
• You have knowledge in the area of sexual abuse, addiction recovery, and woman-sensitive individual, group and family practice
• You have experience working with community support services in order to assist offenders with community referrals

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• You have experience conducting individual and group intervention and crisis counselling
• You are able to develop co-operative, professional relationships with staff, community partners, and a diverse client group
• You can engage and advocate on behalf of offenders
• You have writing skills to prepare case notes, assessments, progress and statistical reports

Analytical, Problem-Solving and Organizational Skills
• You can gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify offender needs
• You are able to develop or modify rehabilitative, treatment and case management plans as well as make recommendations and referrals
• You can assess offenders in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention
• You have planning and organizational skills to manage priorities and prepare discharge plans
Ottawa ON

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