The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.
Reporting to the Deputy Warden, the Program Delivery Officer (PDO) provides program and case management support to offenders on behalf of the facilities and communities, while supervising and developing offenders. The PDO is responsible for the delivery of program services and facility processes and procedures within departmental guidelines to ensure the safety of society and to prepare offenders for reintegration into society. The incumbent provides case managers/probation offers with formal evaluations and input on case plans and monitors the progress and performance of offenders in all facets of the institutional programming. In addition, the PDO researches, develops, implements, facilitates and evaluated programs for special needs offenders.
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Proven leadership skills and team building skills;
- Proven understanding of corrections programming and criminogenic issues;
- High degree of adaptability to match offender learning needs and functioning;
- Proven conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills; and
- Understanding of human behavior and adult offender issues.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma in a related field combined with 2 years of progressively more responsible experience with demonstrated skill in current case management/ program facilitation practices in the Corrections/ Social Services field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Awareness of cultural diversity, specifically, northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.
In both aspects of qualifications, the incumbent will be expected to participate and maintain certification in specialized program areas.
The Program Delivery Officer will be required to obtain and maintain certification in specialized program areas. Incumbent must successfully meet qualification for current program modules within six months of employment. Failure to met qualification within this period may result in termination. Formal training and refreshers will be provided to suitable candidates by the Corrections Division.
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Government of the Northwest Territories
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