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Clinical Social Worker - Inventory

Reference number: PEN23J-123996-000002
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-PAC-180474
Correctional Service Canada - Health Services
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Vancouver Region - Other locations (British Columbia)
$76,319 to $88,973 (Plus Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 per year. Allowance for Master's Degree in Social Work $3,850 - allowances may be subject to change)

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Learn more: CSC Health Services

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Closing date: 19 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

If you have been found qualified in the Clinical Social Worker selection process 2022-PEN-EA-PAC-172078 with the Correctional Service of Canada, you are not required to apply for this inventory as both processes will be used to staff the same positions. If you are applying and have participated in this process, your assessment results may be applied as part of this selection process.

Any application submitted will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, you will need to refresh your application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, you will receive a notice to your PSRS profile instructing you that your application will expire unless it is refreshed.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is a key player in public safety. We are responsible for the supervision and reintegration of offenders serving sentences of two years or more. On a typical day, we manage approximately 15,000 offenders placed within our 43 institutions and more than 8,500 offenders under supervision in the community.

We are building a strong, vibrant, and diverse team of professionals. CSC has been widely recognized as an international leader in correctional justice. We offer a variety of work locations with challenges and impacts like no other organization in Canada.

CSC supports professional growth. We offer career development opportunities and we believe in continuous learning throughout your career.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar positions on an indeterminate (anticipatory), term, or casual basis.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in social work.

Degree equivalency

Registration as a Social Worker with a provincial registering/licensing body.

Experience in providing Social Work services to clients in mental health settings and/or correctional settings.
Experience working independently with minimal clinical supervision.
Experience working as part of an inter-disciplinary team.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in social work.

Degree equivalency

Experience in the provision of Social Work services to culturally diverse populations.
Experience providing Social Work services in community mental health, medical, acute or forensic settings.
Experience providing crisis intervention services.
Experience establishing, developing and managing productive and cooperative partnerships with community-based services (i.e., community capacity building).
Experience providing Social Work services to vulnerable populations (e.g., cognitively impaired/brain-injured, geriatric, adults who are disadvantaged or in conflict with the law, indigenous people, etc).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
Effective communication skills.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Knowledge of theories and established best practices of professional Social Work.
Knowledge of types of mental disorders and effective interventions for adults with mental disorders.
Knowledge of Social Work Code of Ethics and Standards of Social Work Practice published by the Canadian Association of Social Workers and/or applicable provincial regulatory bodies.
Knowledge of relevant mental health legislation with respect to the practice of social work.
Knowledge of resources and community agencies which provide assistance to adults with mental disorders.
Knowledge of mental health issues as they pertain to diverse populations such as Aboriginal and/or women offenders.
Knowledge of the principles and usages of cognitive-behavioural therapies.

Ability to use of a variety of software including spreadsheets and databases (e.g., Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or Excel).
Ability to deliver training.
Ability to deliver therapeutic group interventions.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal people, Visible Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities.
To support diversity and inclusion, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group
To meet business objectives, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group

Willingness to travel frequently within a province or region.
Ability to work overtime on short notice or to work variable hours.
A valid driver's license.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Registration as a Social Worker with a provincial registering/licensing body.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Tanya Maher, Health Services Recruitment and Retention Project Officer
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