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Indigenous Liaison Officer and Indigenous Community Liaison Officer

Reference number: PEN21J-023181-000041
Selection process number: 2021-PEN-EA-PRA-166580
Correctional Service Canada - Prairie Region
Calgary (Alberta), Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$61,318 to $79,589

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

Indigenous corrections

Closing date: 31 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

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.

When submitting your application, you will have to answer questions regarding the education and experience requirements for the position to staff. You must clearly demonstrate with specific examples how you meet these requirements.


The Indigenous Liaison Officer position is an essential component to the Indigenous Continuum of Care. Indigenous Liaison Officers interpret and communicate Indigenous offender behaviour, treatment needs, and progress to the Case Management Team for inclusion in correctional/healing plans to promote the safe release of Indigenous offenders and to reduce the recidivism rate. They develop and deliver Indigenous interventions and establish a link with the offenders and Elders to provide them with information regarding cultural/spiritual programming, activities, and resources, fostering a positive Indigenous cultural environment.

The Indigenous Community Liaison Officer position is a critical component of the Indigenous Continuum of care. Indigenous Community Liaison Officer‘s provide the link between the community and the offender. They assist in the Case Management Team to identify community contacts needed to assist the offender prior to release and upon release. They build the relationship with the community agencies. Indigenous Initiatives is committed to providing stability in these positions in order to make continued progress to our commitments.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

CSC is a people organization that values teamwork. We believe in continuous learning throughout your career and offer career development opportunities. CSC believes in an inclusive workforce therefore consists of skilled, diverse workforce that reflects Canadian population.

Correctional Service of Canada works collaboratively with other criminal justice partners, Indigenous organizations, and community stakeholders to develop and provide a number of spiritually and culturally appropriate correctional interventions including programs, counselling, traditional teaching, and services to improve correctional results for First Nations, Métis and Inuit men and women offenders and fully support their safe and successful reintegration into the community. Correctional Service of Canada’s Aboriginal Continuum of Care ensures that there are Indigenous specific interventions, staff and Elders available in all regions and institutions so that Indigenous offenders have the ability to engage in services designed specifically to respond in a culturally and spiritually appropriate and responsive manner.

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Intent of the process

A qualified pool of candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions of various tenures including permanent, temporary, casual.

NOTE: This process may be used to staff similar positions in the Correctional Services of Canada in other locations

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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


A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience applying traditional Indigenous cultural and spiritual teachings and values.
Experience working with Indigenous people, communities or organizations.
Experience using a computer, including the creation of documents and/or reports.

Experience in preparing comprehensive reports (Indigenous Liaison Officer only)

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

Experience working with Elders/Spiritual Advisors.
Experience working with Indigenous people who have had or are in conflict with the law.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Indigenous traditions, culture and spirituality, particularly as it relates to Elders.
Knowledge of Indigenous offender needs and/or community resources pertinent to Indigenous people.
Knowledge of Indigenous social, economic, historical and political structures and its impact on the Indigenous offending patterns.

Thinking things through
Sensitivity to working with diverse groups
Effective communication skills
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Working effectively with others, including Elders and Spiritual Advisors
Showing initiative and being action oriented

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


Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Experience in program facilitation.
Experience in establishing community networks or initiatives.
Experience in supporting change management processes.
Experience in data and statistical analyses.
Experience in functional supervision of staff.
Experience in project management (team leader, team member, etc.)
Experience working with RADAR / Performance Direct.
Experience with case management.
Experience preparing and delivering training or presentations.
Experience interacting with and assisting people with unique and challenging needs.
Experience working in a correctional environment.
Experience offering services or programs to women in conflict with the law.

Knowledge of interviewing and counselling techniques.
Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) pertaining to Indigenous People.
Knowledge of Inuit populations.
Knowledge of the reintegration process and case management.

Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Ability to speak an Indigenous language.
Ability to organize Indigenous cultural events, gatherings and ceremonies.

Aboriginal persons as per Employment Equity.

Information on employment equity

Occasional travel.
Variable work hours may be required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability and Security: Enhanced Reliability

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests (take home assignments or other), references or a combination of these or other assessment methods. Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

Depending on the position being staffed, asset qualifications may be required by the hiring manager(s). Applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit information or be assessed in relation to any additional qualifications that may be applied.

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


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

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