Parole Officer Jobs in Canada

Working as a parole officer can be a very rewarding and satisfying experience. The primary role of these individuals is to assist offenders with their reintegration into society. This can be a challenging role, and therefore parole officer jobs in Canada are particularly suitable for candidates who are extremely good at managing and mentoring various personality types.

Parole officers in Canada are provided with a case load of individuals who must be monitored and interviewed regularly. They must be able to assess an offender's behaviour and determine which methods are best suited to helping this person work their way back into society. In many ways the parole officer is essentially an intermediary between the offender and the correctional services. While they must aim to assist the offender as much as possible, by providing advice, counselling and assistance, they must also constantly assess the offender's risk of committing a repeat offence. Therefore they must be skilled at analysing and understanding behavioural patterns.

Parole officers in Canada are expected to work as part of a larger team. When dealing with particular cases they may need to consult with psychologists, social workers, mental health staff, teachers etc. Further to this, those who obtain parole officer jobs in Canada must work to become part of the larger community. Through their contacts in the community they will be able to get a better overview of the progress of the offenders under their supervision and also be in a position to assist them where necessary.

The ideal candidates for parole officer jobs in Canada are individuals who have qualifications in criminology, psychology, social work, sociology or related disciplines. A considerable amount of information about parole officer jobs with Canada's Correctional Service can be found at http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/carinf/par-off-eng.shtml. Correctional Service Canada job listings are posted on http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/.


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