Justice and Correctional Services – Correctional Release Support Officer

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  • Post Date: September 27, 2022
Job Description

Justice and Correctional Services – Correctional Release Support Officer

Core Functions

The Correctional Release Support Officer is responsible for providing post-release reintegration support to Cree offenders who do not return to Cree communities and wish to remain in urban settings.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Meet with client in custody/detention to provide information regarding available services, help complete intake forms, and prepare correctional release plan. 
  • Monitor and coordinate the progress of files/cases to ensure the timely completion of required outcomes and performance.
  • Attend all relevant court hearings, including probation hearings.
  • Provide support and services to offenders being released from custody including one-on-one mentorship, assistance with job search, assistance with obtaining necessary services outlined in case plan such as addictions treatment, anger management, education support, and referrals to other specialized service providers, among other things.
  • Contribute insights into case plan of individual clientele.
  • Provide programming insight to the Specialist in Detention Environment to ensure that the reintegration and rehabilitation process starts before release.
  • Provide support to clients in halfway houses and transitional programs.

Interaction/Communication Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with other criminal justice professionals assigned to offender such as Probations Officer, Community Reintegration Officer and Corrections Liaison Officer. 

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Populate and maintain up-to-date databases with client information and information regarding services provided.
  • Prepare and maintain confidential client information including family and community assessment reports, monthly plan of care reports, case notes and discharge reports.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Psychologist to obtain or receive written report of psychological assessment or case plan of clientele.
  • Provide quarterly reports to the Manager of Correctional Services on cases under management.
  • Report to the Manager of Corrections Services any deficiencies or abuses in government services to or treatment of clients.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • College diploma in Criminology, Psychology, Social Work or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant work experience.


  • Fluency in verbal Cree.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of justice, reintegration and rehabilitation programs.
  • Strong empathy and listening skills.
  • Good writing and organizational skills.
  • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands and ability to occasionally work in a regulated and secure environment.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Must be able to pass provincial and federal security screening. 

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.

Other Details:
Pay Type: Salary
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Job Start Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

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