New Job Probation Officer In Alberta

Probation Officer

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information


Job Requisition ID: 19285

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Lloydminster

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: December 7, 2021

Classification: Correctional Service Worker 1
Correctional Service Worker 2

About Us


The Community Corrections and Release Programs Branch offers community based programs to adult and youth offenders through a network of 43 community corrections offices and two attendance centers located in 36 separate geographic locations in Alberta.


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies for wage, temporary and permanent Probation Officer positions in the Lloydminster area. Wages/casual/on-call positions have no guaranteed hours of work.

Role

An opportunity has become available for a permanent Probation Officer at the Correctional Service Worker 1 and 2 level at the Lloydminster, Alberta Community Corrections Office. Please refer to website:

Probation Officers provide a broad range of community correctional programs and services to adult and youth offenders, including all current programs e.g. probation, fine option, alternative measures/extrajudicial sanctions, pre-trial supervision, deferred custody and supervision, community or conditional supervision, and conditional sentence. Working with potentially hostile individuals, Probation Officers conduct investigations, prepare reports, attend court, complete all case management activities and supervise offenders within applicable federal and provincial legislation, divisional policies and procedures and relevant operational manuals to maintain correctional and rehabilitative programs. Probation Officers provide information to the court to facilitate the sentencing process and acts as a change agent while working with offenders to reduce recidivism. Probation Officers may travel to circuit points and work with Youth Justice Committees within the office area boundaries. The Probation Officer is also a role model and representative of Correctional Services in the community.

An ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong writing skills and experience in completing investigative reports including Presentence and violation reports.
  • Ability to take on additional duties as required such as office representation on committees (i.e. Peer Support, EPICS Peer Coach).
  • Proven knowledge and experience in effective case management
  • Superior time management skills
  • Well-developed ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner
  • Strong ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other government ministries/agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and process information for investigative and casework processes
  • Skilled ability to use goal-oriented thinking in problem solving situations and implementing resolutions
  • The ability to communicate professionally and objectively using a broad range of communication style
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Understanding of working with youth through trauma informed practices
  • Own transportation to travel into the community to collaborate with community stakeholders
  • Have the ability and capacity to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds as well as the vulnerable population

Qualifications

Correctional Service Worker 1: University graduation in a related field is required; or equivalent as described below:

  • Two year diploma in a related field plus at least 2 years related experience; OR
  • Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus at least 3 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).

Correctional Service Worker 2: University graduation in a related field plus at least 2 years related experience is required; or equivalent as described below:

  • Two year diploma in a related field plus at least 4 years related experience; OR
  • Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus at least 5 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).

Related diplomas or degrees including but not limited to the following fields will be considered:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Youth Work
  • Correctional Services
  • Justice Studies
  • Applied Justice
  • Criminology

Assets will be considered as follows:

  • Experience working in a client service environment where you used creative problem solving and agility to de-escalate difficult situations such as in a bank, school, hospital, retail or restaurants may be considered an asset.
  • Experience in providing casework, counseling services, programming services (example: behavior management planning, community corrections programs) will be considered assets.
  • Experience working with Indigenous populations and culture will be considered an asset.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


Competencies essential for this role include:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.

Salary

Correctional Service Worker 1:
Bi-weekly: $2,260.78 - $2,922.13
Hourly: $31.18 - $40.31

Correctional Service Worker 2:
Bi-weekly: $2,461.10 - $3,182.34
Hourly: $33.95 - $43.89

Notes

Full time Probation Officer positions work 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This competition may be used to fill future wage, temporary and permanent Probation Officer positions in Northern Alberta. This current posting is for a permanent full-time position in Lloydminster, AB. The Lloydminster Community Corrections Office supervises offenders on community supervision in Lloydminster and surrounding areas of Frog Lake, Fishing Lake, Vermilion, Provost, and Wainwright.. When considering your application please take some time to research the location you are applying for.

Travel anywhere from 25%-50% may be required in Lloydminster and surrounding areas such as Frog Lake, Fishing Lake, Vermilion, Provost, Wainwright, and other satellite locations in the area. A Driver’s Licence (class 5) and a reliable vehicle are required for travel to these locations. This may require travel in inclement weather.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening, including a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector search.

What the Government of Alberta has to offer:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply


If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Instructions for your Resume
For Employment Experience:

  • Please indicate duration of employment (month, year)
    • Please specify employment status (i.e. Casual, part-time or full-time)
      • Ex: Youth Worker, Jan 2006 - June 2009, Part-time (three 8 hr. shifts/week)

For any Post-Secondary Education:

  • Please specify your major and length of program
    • Please specify the year you graduated

Ex: Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)

Resources for applicants:


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Tetyana Adamyk at [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check


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