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Working in Community Corrections

Saskatchewan is looking for new employees to join our team and contribute to a safer province. Probation Officer/Community Youth Workers provide supervision and rehabilitation services for adults and youth, ensure that effective policing programs uphold the rule of law and protect society and the rights of citizens. If you are looking for a fast-paced and interesting work environment, then a career in community corrections might be the career for you.

Community Corrections employees will have the opportunity to travel to outlying communities, prepare court reports, complete risk assessments, develop case plans and collaborate with community partners to provide an integrated approach to offender management and supervision in the community. 

Types of Positions

Probation Officer (PO)/Community Youth Worker (CYW)

A PO/CYW provides community-based supervision and rehabilitation services to both youth and adult offenders based on assessed risk and the case plan developed. The ability to work collaboratively with community-based agencies, additional government agencies, municipal and provincial police agencies and First Nation and Metis services is essential to supporting an offender to reintegrate in the community successfully. Community Corrections offices are located throughout the province assigned to three regions: north, south and central.

Working in the Northern Administrative District (NAD)

Community Corrections office locations:

In these NAD communities - whether it is in a plane or operating a vehicle, you can also look forward to exploring visually stunning northern Saskatchewan, as there will be some travel. If you are relocating to the NAD for this position, there is opportunity for relocation reimbursement with a two-year Promissory Note/Return Service Commitment.

Competency Requirements

Competencies are the personal attributes, skills and knowledge that are critical to performing successfully at a job. Competency requirements identify the essential skills necessary to perform the work. The competency development process recognizes that one may acquire competencies in many ways.

Becoming a probation officer/community youth worker requires a combination of education, training and experience.

A university degree in human services in any of the following fields: Social Work, Indian Social Work, Human Justice, Education, or Arts: Justice Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, and Indigenous Studies. Candidates who have alternate degrees and have work experience in an environment that contributes to the development of the competency requirements may also be considered.

Community Corrections employees work closely with adults and/or youth with varying needs, gender differences and spiritual belief systems. The ability to perform tasks such as performing home and community assessments, risk assessments and develop and implement case management and intervention programs is required.

Community Corrections employees need knowledge of contributing criminal factors and behaviours, barriers to rehabilitation as well as intervention strategies.

To find and apply for current Community Corrections job advertisements that are available to the public, visit the Careers in the Saskatchewan Public Service site. Click on permanent full-time, permanent part-time or non-permanent and utilize the advanced search function to search Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety to find jobs in corrections. Specific positions may include other competencies as specified on individual job posting.

Whichever Community Corrections career you choose, all individuals must meet the competency requirements, follow the application and selection process, and complete the training program.


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