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    Ministry of the Solicitor General

    Greater Sudbury, ONToday$1,232 – $1,564 a week



    Master’s degree


    Communication skills

    Organizational skills

    Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!


    The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!


    We are currently seeking a qualified Social Worker to provide professional assessment, rehabilitative, and discharge services for inmates at the Sudbury Jail. Take on this unique opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise!


    OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

    We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.


    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.


    Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.


    We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.


    What can I expect to do in this role?

    Formulate reintegration/release plans in collaboration with professional and community partners and inmates

    Provide crisis intervention services

    Prepare clinical assessments and statistical reports

    Collaborate on multidisciplinary care plans

    Facilitate group and individual rehabilitative programming

    Provide one-to- one counselling

    Participate in social work research activities and evaluate treatment programs and services

    Provide social work consultation and training to staff

    Perform other duties, as assigned

    (Click on the “View Job Description” button for more details)


    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 (OCSWSSW)

    Specialized Knowledge and Experience

    You have in-depth knowledge of, and experience with, theories, principles and practices of social work normally acquired through a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a Master of Social Work (MSW)

    You are able to develop rehabilitative program/treatment plans as well as conduct individual/group therapy and crisis intervention

    You have knowledge of risk assessment tools and rehabilitative/treatment options in order to recommend appropriate classification placement

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

    You have a general understanding of the justice system in Ontario

    You can understand, interpret, and apply relevant legislation such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Social Work and Social Service Work Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, etc., as well as acquire knowledge of, and apply, operational policies and procedures

    Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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

    You can provide individual counselling, evaluation, and assessment services to offenders with complex needs

    You are able to connect and build rapport with a diverse client population with varied cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds

    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, and progress and statistical reports

    Analytical, Assessment, and Problem-Solving Skills

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

    You can develop/modify rehabilitative, treatment, and case management plans

    You are able to assess inmates in crisis and apply appropriate therapeutic intervention

    Organizational Skills

    You can manage conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and maintain adequate records

    Additional Information:Address:

    1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 181 Elm St, Sudbury, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS

    Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

    Understanding the job ad – definitions

    Schedule: 3-7

    Category: Health and Social Services

    Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2022



    In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.


    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.


    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

    At this time, all employees working in congregate living settings are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.



    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Employer’s policy and will be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.