BC Public Service.
Fort St. John
Fort St. John, BC
Adult Probation Officer (Growth)
Social Program Officer 24
Currently there is one full-time, permanent position available in Fort St. John.
This posting is also to establish an eligibility list for future full-time, part-time and temporary opportunities in Fort St. John. The list will not be used to fill vacancies in any other locations.
Be part of a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety
The Community Corrections Division of the Corrections Branch delivers programs and services to adult offenders or alleged offenders awaiting trial or sentencing, who are serving community based sentences of the court, or conditional release from custody.
The intent of these programs and services is to enhance public safety by assessing and managing the risk of the offender and providing intervention to change behavior.
As the Adult Probation Officer, you are responsible for a broad range of duties that include working with diverse community partners delivering numerous services within the community, ensuring that a multi-disciplinary approach is applied in complex cases and balanced with the maintenance of community safety. Working both independently and as a part of a collaborative team, you assess, manage and supervise adult clients subject to community supervision, assist the Court in determining appropriate dispositions, respond to client needs through the application of risk assessment and case management (including core programming) and act as a community resource. The successful applicant must be willing to participate in the supervision of clients convicted of sexual offenses and domestic assault.
If you are an excellent communicator looking for an opportunity to advance your career, we look forward to receiving your application.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected] DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Applicants must provide written proof of meeting the following three pre-requisites by emailing supporting documentation to [email protected] by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in you not moving forward in the selection process.
Note: Candidates who are currently employed as an Adult Probation Officer (auxiliary or regular) with the BC Corrections Branch are deemed to meet the education, experience, pre-requisite course, typing skills and language proficiency index qualifications and are not required to provide proof.
1) Minimum Degree Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree (4 years; 120 credits); Applicants with transcripts from foreign countries must contact the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) which will evaluate the credentials and determine comparable levels in BC or Canadian terms. Documentation must be provided to the closing location by the closing date.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related social science (social work, sociology, psychology, criminology or education); or
- Bachelor’s Degree with at least 30 credits in a related social science.
- Experience working as a Probation Officer/Probation Officer 14 in an adult community corrections environment.
2) JIBC pre-requisite course
You must have completed the following pre-requisite course offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC):
- CORR-1000 (formerly APO155): the Adult Probation Officer.
Note that candidates who have worked as an Adult Probation Officer in another Canadian jurisdiction or as a Youth Probation Officer in BC within the previous two years, for a period of at least two years, are not required to complete the JIBC prerequisite.
3) Language Proficiency Index
As one of the major duties of the adult probation officer is the preparation of court reports, it is essential that candidates have the requisite writing skills. To ensure candidates possess the minimum writing skills standards, the Branch employs the use of the Language Proficiency Index exam (LPI). Every applicant will be required to have completed the Language Proficiency Index Exam prepared and evaluated by the LPI office at the University of British Columbia. Applicants must submit proof of Language Proficiency Index – minimum Level 5. Note that candidates who are currently employed as a Probation Officer in B.C. are exempt from the LPI requirement. Applicants who reside in a city where the LPI is not offered can contact the LPI office to arrange for a private setting.
Keyboarding Skills: Applicants must achieve a score of 30 words per minute on a typing test (30WPM).
IMPORTANT: Applicants must review the attached Adult Probation Officer Applicant Information package prior to applying. This package provides detailed instructions on applying, a complete list of duties and qualifications, including education and experience equivalencies.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Successful candidates must submit to and successfully pass a criminal record check and fingerprint screening by RCMP or municipal police, a Criminal Record Review Act check and JUSTIN and CORNET provincial database checks. New criminal record checks will be conducted periodically and at least every five years.
A Criminal Records Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening (ESS) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.
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