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Community Corrections Officer

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$85,215.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19,122.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Community Corrections South Baffin, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the community programming and risk assessment needs of clients serving community sentences imposed by the Nunavut Court. They will be responsible for the direct supervision of all adults and youth serving probation, deferred custody and conditional sentences. The role will include the administration of the Nunavut Fines Option Program. The incumbent will have to investigate charges and give evidence in court concerning violations of the court orders they are responsible for. This role will provide counseling and identify community support mechanisms for the client and their family.

The Community Corrections Officer will be responsible for the supervision of up to thirty clients who will be under supervision and/or have legal restrictions on their freedom. The Officer will interview clients and complete risk and needs assessments and be able to explain results and identify and implement the appropriate programs to deal with the criminogenic factors of the client. Clients incarcerated in communities (Conditional Sentence Orders) will have to be directly supervised by the officer who will have to interact with family and friends in a small community on a daily basis outside of the workplace. The officer will be responsible for the supervision of federal paroled offenders in addition to the completion of community assessments and reintegration plans under the direction of Nunavut Parole Services.

The incumbent must have a knowledge of case management practices; development of community reintegration plans; the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Corrections and Conditional Release Act. As the incumbent will work directly with clients, the incumbent must have good verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to communicate in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and French will be considered an asset. Good problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skill, computer skills and good understanding of Corrections policies and procedures as well as good Financial Management skills is required.

The successful candidate should have a Post-Secondary diploma in a Social Sciences field. A grade twelve diploma and two years directly related experience will be accepted as an equivalency.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

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