Rehabilitation Officer

Contract @Ontario Public Services in Government
  • Post Date : June 25, 2024
  • Apply Before : July 9, 2024
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  • Job ID 44812

Job Description

Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and keeping our communities safe.

Do you have experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team? Bring your expertise to the role of Rehabilitation Officer, where you will provide rehabilitation, re-integration, classification and discharge planning programs and services for offenders with diverse needs and security requirements.

Please note this position includes rotational weekend shifts.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.

Job Preview Information Session:

We invite you to join us for a voluntary, online information session on July 4, 2024, at 10:00am. EST to learn more about the Rehabilitation Officer opportunity within the Ministry of the Solicitor General. This information session is voluntary and will not impact the screening process. If you are interested in learning more, please register via the following link:

Job Preview Information Session

Details for attending the information session will be provided exclusively to applicants who express their interest by completing the required information on the MS Form accessed through the provided link.

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?

  • Provide support related to discharge planning, rehabilitation and re-integration programs and referrals, and classification
  • Determine offenders’ discharge needs and requirements by reviewing information from clinical and correctional sources, conducting interviews, and liaising with internal and external ministry stakeholders
  • Coordinate activities related to the Temporary Absence Program (TAP)
  • Refer inmates to community agencies based on their specific needs
  • Facilitate offender orientation programs as well as provide advice, counselling, and information
  • Obtain and assess information on offenders’ return to the community and associated risks
  • Conduct exit interviews, surveys and testing with offenders prior to their discharge from the institution

How do I qualify?


The hours for this position are 36.25 hour per week. This job requires weekend coverage on a rotational basis.

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

  • You have good knowledge of the justice system, court processes, and court documentation as well as the offender classification process
  • You have an understanding of risk and needs assessment tools (i.e. LSI-OR) as well as the temporary absence process
  • You have knowledge of community agencies and resources to assist in the rehabilitation of inmates
  • You understand the various sectors involved in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders after release (i.e. mental health agencies, shelters, employment services, etc.)
  • You have experience liaising with community partners and stakeholders in order to host case conferences and discuss issues
  • You can understand and interpret CPIC data

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You can liaise with institutional staff, offender families, Probation and Parole offices, and community contacts as well as interview offenders
  • You have collaboration experience within a multi-disciplinary team
  • You have demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality according to legislative requirements (i.e. FIPPA)

Analytical and Evaluative Skills

  • You can assess offender needs and recommend suitability for program placement as well as prepare discharge plans
  • You can understand and comply with relevant legislation (i.e. Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act), regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures

Computer Skills

  • You are proficient with a variety of computer software packages and database systems (such as OTIS) in order to input and retrieve data as well as prepare and maintain reports/statistics

Additional Information:


  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 160 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS


Applications are ONLY accepted online via this link:

Email and Fax submissions will not be accepted.

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