Primary Worker/Kimisinaw (Correctional Services)

Correctional Services Canada Posted: July 17th, 2019
Expires: September 17th, 2019

Description

Primary Worker/Kimisinaw CX-02

Correctional Service Canada

Various work locations

CX-02 - Primary Worker/Kimisinaw

$65,655 to $82,41

Closing Date: September 17, 2019 at 23:59 Pacific time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Work environment: The Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as a Primary Worker/Kimisinaw.

Primary Workers/Kimisinaw have direct and daily contact with women offenders. They are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) Mission of enhancing public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

As a Primary Worker, you will work at:

Primary Workers are key members of the correctional team. They work with colleagues such as Psychologists, Behavioural Counsellors, Parole Officers, and others. Together, they develop each woman offender's correctional plan. They encourage the women to participate in reintegration programs.

Other common Primary Worker duties you may perform:

  • conduct routine rounds and offender counts
  • search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units and surrounding areas
  • verify safety equipment
  • draft daily logs
  • manage offender caseload
  • submit reports
  • brief visitors, volunteers and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

Correctional Institutions operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, you work shifts, including some weekends and statutory holidays. You may also be required to work overtime on occasion.

Kimisinaws (Cree term for Older Sister) work on the front lines of the correctional system. They are the primary, daily contact for women offenders at a Healing Lodge. They work at CSC's Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Aboriginal women offenders on the Nekaneet First Nation near Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

As a Kimisinaw, you are the professional equivalent of a Primary Worker. You are a key member of CSC's case management team. You work with colleagues such as Psychologists, Behavioural Counsellors, Parole Officers, and others. You develop correctional plans with each woman offender. You encourage their participation and accountability in reintegration and healing programs.

Other common duties you may perform include:

  • conduct routine rounds and offender counts
  • search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units and surrounding areas
  • verify safety equipment
  • draft daily logs
  • submit reports
  • brief visitors, volunteers and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

CSC's healing lodges operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, Kimisinaws work shifts including some weekends and statutory holidays. You may also be required to work overtime on occasion.

We encourage Aboriginals and Visible Minorities to apply for this position.

For further information on the department, work environment, careers at CSC and application process, please visit our website at Correctional Service of Canada at http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education: A secondary school diploma, or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission (PSC) test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or successful completion of a provincially/territorially approved secondary school equivalency test.

Experience: Experience in the provision of services in an education, work, and/or volunteer environment.

The candidate must successfully complete the CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP) and the Women Centered Training program (WCT).*

*More information can be found on our website - https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-3013-eng.shtml