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Job title: Probation Officer

Company: Government of Yukon

Job description: This is to fill 1 FT position, with the potential for additional e-list hires to fill future permanent, term or temporary absence vacancies. Temporary Assignment will be considered for the term or temp positions if you are a Yukon government employee.Relocation and interview expenses will not be provided for this position.The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities with opportunities for healing. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.The principles that guide are:Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.Identify and Meet our Clients’ Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.The Opportunity:Probation Officer reports and assists the court in the sentencing and supervision of persons under court orders. The incumbent also acts as an agent of change in case managing the rehabilitation of offenders. The incumbent undertakes tasks germane to correctional best practices including, facilitating evidence-based programming, undertaking validated risk assessments, motivating offenders, and making referrals to other agencies and services to address offender’s criminal behaviour. This position also works closely with case managers and clients at the correctional facility and oversees inmate transitions to community supervision.For more information about this position, please contact Grant MacDonald, Manager, Yukon Community Corrections at (867) 667-5661 orFor more information about the recruitment process, please contact Tammy Vermeersch, Human Resource Consultant atPlease do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact: .Essential QualificationsPlease submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Recognized and accredited post-secondary degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related discipline
  • Experience supervising mandated clients; i.e. offenders, motivating resistant clients to modify behaviours
  • Experience in offender case management; i.e. meeting clients and collateral interviews, risk assessments, case plans, court reports, progress reports and termination summaries
  • Experience in cross-cultural, high needs, high risk environment
  • Experience working with offender specific risk assessments in case management will be considered an asset

Candidates who have education, training, and/or considerable experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.Desired Knowledge, Skills and SuitabilityCandidates should have and may be assessed on:

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  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and correctional best practices
  • Knowledge of risk/needs assessments in case management
  • Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse and/or cognitive impairments
  • Knowledge and/or training in individual and group facilitation
  • Ability to case manage a diverse case load
  • Ability to research and analyze information and write reports
  • Ability to facilitate programming
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to make sound decision and problem solve
  • Ability to provide case management and supervision in a cross-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of Yukon First Nations
  • Ability to work with individuals who have experience trauma

Additional InformationConditions of Employment:

  • Security Clearance, including Vulnerable Sector
  • Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence

Job Requirements:Travel within the Yukon 3 – 5 times a year; and travel within other jurisdictions within Canada 2 – 3 times a yearEligibility List12 monthsPost Date20 March 2024Close Date2 April 2024Job Description

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Job date: Fri, 22 Mar 2024 01:10:36 GMT