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, Community Corrections, 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 (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 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 CCO who will have to interact with family and friends in a small community on a daily basis outside of the workplace. The CCO 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of a Diploma in Social Sciences, or related field with a minimum of 1 year related experience. A combination of experience and education will be considered.
The incumbent must have a knowledge of case management practices, policies and procedures; development of community reintegration plans; the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Corrections and Conditional Release Act. As the position will work directly with clients, the incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills along with good verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills.
The Office Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of the Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.