Social Worker

Deadline Date: January 9, 2020

Are you motivated to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, consider this challenging opportunity at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where you will provide professional social work services for inmates in a correctional facility. Located in North Western Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is home to a population of over 110,000 residents and is surrounded by over 500,000 km of wilderness and over 150,000 lakes and rivers. With a strong presence in the health care, industrial, agricultural and educational sectors, Thunder Bay has endless opportunities for residents to thrive.

Thunder Bay's breathtaking views and plenty of wildlife will give you many opportunities to connect with nature and explore many of its hidden gems. The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including:

  • A defined benefit package plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
  • A comprehensive health and dental plan
  • Life and disability insurance
  • A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance 
  • Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers
  • Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
  • Canada's Greenest Employers
  • Top Employers for Canadians Under 40
Posting Date:
December 12, 2019
Thunder Bay
2351 Highway 61 South, Thunder Bay, ON
Start Date:
$1,183.90 - $1,503.20 per week
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
    Duties:What can I expect to do in this role?Formulate discharge plans in full collaboration with professionals and inmates Provide crisis intervention servicesPrepare and maintain assessments and statistical reportsProvide rehabilitative programs and counsellingParticipate in social work research activities and evaluate treatment programs and servicesProvide social work consultation and training to staffQualifications:Mandatory RequirementYou are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) Specialized Knowledge and ExperienceYou have knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the application of clinical social work theories, principles and practices normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work or Master of Social WorkYou are able to develop rehabilitative treatment plans from a social work and psychosocial rehabilitation perspectiveYou have experience conducting individual/group therapy and crisis interventionYou have knowledge of community support services to assist offenders in formulating discharge plans Superior Communication and Interpersonal SkillsYou can individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgroundsYou have experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting including community agenciesYou have proven tact, discretion and sensitivity to discuss problems/options with offenders and maintain confidentiality Strong Analytical, Assessment, and Problem-Solving SkillsYou can apply appropriate intervention and program treatment services as well as resolve conflict or issues You have organizational skills to manage conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and maintain records You can interpret relevant legislation and policies (i.e. Ministry of Correctional Services Act, FIPPA, etc.) You are able to understand and apply operational policies and procedures Other Essential SkillsYou are proficient with computers and related software and database systems to input and retrieve inmate data, prepare reports and maintain case documentation and statisticsMisc.:***NOTE***This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after December 30, 2019. This posting may close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID. Please carefully review the "How to Apply" section below before submitting an application. Under this section, be sure to read the "Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources" document to help you prepare an effective application.Closing Date/Apply by:January 9, 2020How To Apply:How to apply: 1.You must apply online: 2.Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tipsand tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. 3.Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad.Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements forthis job. We rely on the information you provide to us. 4.Read the job description to make sure you understandthis job. 5.OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. 6.If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in therecruitment process, please ContactUs to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff willcontact you within 48 hours.

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