Social Worker (Job ID 150922)

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Job Description

The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, seeks an experienced Social Worker to provide professional social work to offenders. If you are an outstanding professional with a passion for social work and want to make a difference in people’s lives, don’t miss this exciting opportunity.


The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including: 

• A defined benefit pension plan 

• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits 

• A comprehensive health and dental plan 

• Life and disability insurance 

• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance 

• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs 

• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization 


The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of: 

• Canada’s Top 100 Employers 

• Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers 

• Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 

• Canada’s Greenest Employer 

• Top Employer for Canadians Under 40


What can I expect to do in this role?


In this role, you will:

• Complete bio-psycho-social, suicide, mental health, risk/needs and clinical assessments and reports for the purposes of crisis intervention, counselling, classification, rehabilitative programs, reintegration planning and parole proceedings

• Conduct individual and/or group counselling and case work sessions

• Provide individual and/or group rehabilitative programming

• Plan, develop and deliver rehabilitative treatment programs and intervention strategies to address the social, emotional, criminogenic and/or psychological needs of offenders

• Explore community resources and facilitate referrals for offenders re-entering into the community


How do I qualify?



• You are currently registered as a Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers


Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of and practical experience in the theories, principles and practices of social work, normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and/or Master of Social Work (MSW)

• You have knowledge of risk assessment tools and rehabilitative treatment placement options to provide recommendation on offender classification placement

• You can develop rehabilitative program and treatment plans using bio-psycho-social rehabilitative treatment theories, principles and techniques

• You have knowledge of community support services to assist offenders in formulating reintegration plans

• You have knowledge of relevant legislation (i.e. Social Work and Social Service Work Act, Health Information Protection Act, privacy acts, etc.) and can comply with regulatory requirements


Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can liaise with clients, correctional staff, and community support services

• You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds as well as provide individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs

• You have experience working within a multi-disciplinary setting including community agencies

• You have proven tact, discretion and sensitivity to discuss problems/options with offenders and maintain confidentiality

• You have advanced written communication skills to prepare case notes, assessments, progress and statistical reports


Analytical, Assessment and Problem Solving Skills

• You can gather and compile data from multiple sources to identify offender needs

• You can develop or modify rehabilitative, treatment and case management plans

• You can make recommendations on appropriate classification of offenders

• You can assess offenders in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention

• You can evaluate program and treatment effectiveness


Other Essential Skills

• You have planning and organizational skills to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and contribute effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team

• You are proficient with computer software and database systems to input and retrieve inmate data, prepare reports, and maintain case documentation and statistics



$1,195.74 – $1,518.23 Per Week*

*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement. 




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