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Community Corrections Officer
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 Regional Supervisor, the Community Corrections Officer (CCO) is responsible for coordinating the community programming and risk assessment needs of clients serving community sentences imposed by the Nunavut Court. The CCO is responsible for the direct supervision of all adults and youths serving probation, deferred custody, and conditional sentences. The role includes administration of the Nunavut Fines Option Program. The CCO will work in conjunction with the RCMP to lay criminal charges and submit investigations and give evidence in court concerning violations of the court orders they are responsible for. The CCO provides counselling and identifies community support mechanisms for the client and their family.
The CCO will be responsible for the supervision of clients who will be under supervision and/or have legal restrictions on their freedom. The CCO will interview clients and complete risk and needs assessments and explains the results and identify and implements appropriate programs to deal with the criminogenic factors of the client. Clients incarcerated in communities will be directly supervised by the officer and will have to interact with family and friends in a small community on a daily basis outside the work place. The officer will be responsible for the supervision of federal offenders and complete community assessments and reintegration plans under the direction of Nunavut Parole Services.
An in-depth knowledge of community-based Corrections policies and procedures as well as case management practices is required for this position. The position requires strong interpersonal and communications skills with ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and possess sound problem solving skills. The position requires knowledge in the development of community reintegration plans, the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the offender management system (COMS), Nunavut Fine Options program and the risk and needs assessment program as well as have good computer skills. Ability to communicate in Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun and/or French would be an asset
The successful candidate should have a Post-Secondary diploma in Social Sciences or related field, along with one year of related experience.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.