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Correctional Caseworker I
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
The Department of Justice has determined that due to the obligation to protect the privacy rights of female inmates, it is a bona fide occupational requirement of this position that successful candidates will be female.
Under the direction of the Warden, the Correctional Caseworker is responsible for the supervision of female inmates within established guidelines in order to provide safe and secure custody, while at the same time encouraging rehabilitation and reintegration through case planning and management. The Correctional Caseworker Level I will also functionally be reporting to the Correctional Caseworker Level II on shift regarding task division. The incumbent of this position will be expected to participate and lead facility programs and provide case management to inmates.
This position will be based out of the Nunavut Women’s Correctional Facility located in Iqaluit Nunavut. This incumbent will be one of two Correctional Caseworkers on shift at any given time. The Correctional Caseworker will be involved in direct supervision of 1 to 10 female inmates who are incarcerated to the Nunavut Women’s Correctional Facility. The Correctional Caseworker will also carry a caseload of 2 to 5 inmates at a time.
To be successful as a Correctional Caseworker I, candidates are expected to have: a High School Diploma; computer proficiency; good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; cultural sensitivity and awareness.
Capacity to communicate in Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun, knowledge in case management and/or corrections are considered significant assets for this position.
Skills to be obtained during a six month probationary period: knowledge of ORAMS (Offender Risk Assessment Management System); knowledge of WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System); ability to interpret and apply LS-CMI case management tool; Good understanding of corrections policies and procedures; Non-Violent Crisis Intervention; Suicide Intervention; First Aid + CPR certification; Class 5 driver’s license.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit are also assets.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.