Probation Officer

Brandon University

A career in justice can be interesting, challenging and rewarding – one where you can make a difference and provide a valuable service to Manitoba’s public. Manitoba Justice Probation Officers provide an alternative to court action, alternatives to incarceration, assistance in reintegrating inmates and youth offenders into the community and develop opportunities for community involvement in community corrections and crime prevention. Probation Officers participate as team members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all the services delivered by the unit, such as managing court orders. This position also supervises inmates and youth offenders who are in the community by preparing court reports; providing and monitoring the community justice program that is an alternative to the formal court process. Supervision in the community involves probation, conditional sentences, community service orders, fine option, and behaviour intervention programs.

As the largest division of the Department of Justice, Community Safety contributes to the protection of society by administering sentences imposed by the courts, the humane care, control and reintegration of inmates and youth offenders into society, working with community agencies, government departments and other levels of government to support crime prevention, intervention and programs to reduce recidivism. In order to manage inmates and youth offenders with the appropriate degree of control, supervision and support, we must provide appropriate programs, services and encouragement to help them deal with the issues that bring them into conflict with the law.

Essential Qualifications: 

Post-secondary education in social sciences with directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

Knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and justice issues

Ability to work in a culturally sensitive manner

Experience with case management, for either youth or adults

Effective interpersonal skills

Effective verbal communication skills

Effective written communication skills

Ability to work independently

Ability to work in a team environment

Computer experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) or equivalent applications

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Brandon , Canada






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