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Warden, Nunavut Women’s Correction Centre

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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$105,593 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 April 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants; however, the Department of Justice has determined that due to the obligation to protect the privacy rights of female inmates, it is a bona fide occupational requirement of this position, that the successful candidate will be female.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Corrections, the Warden, Nunavut Women’s Correction Centre (NWCC) is a part of a managerial team, which advises the Directorate and other Wardens on progress and issues with the Centre, and assists in the development of solutions, standards and policies. Facility wardens are afforded the unique opportunity to assist in the development of a comprehensive Correctional programming initiative in Nunavut. Facilitating a supportive and interactive environment by be accessible to offenders is seen as an imperative to help achieve the primary goals of the Corrections Division. The focus of the NWCC is to provide safe and secure custody in a stable environment where offenders are encouraged to heal through a culmination of modern and cultural techniques and programs. This position is responsible for approximately 30 bodies including indeterminate staff, casual Staff, and inmates.

The Warden, NWCC in accordance with legislation and policy standards, is responsible for the operation and administration of the Centre. This position ensures the safety of the public and staff, as well as providing a safe and secure custody to those incarcerated within the facility. As part of the division’s management team, this incumbent will ensure the ongoing provision and evaluation of policy and services offered at the Centre, as well as advising the Director of Correction on developments and issues within the facility. The position advocates and operated the facility in a manner which fosters public safety, contemporary programming, restorative justice and reintegration of offenders, while providing support and supervision for the Centre’s constituents. This position is also accountable for the budget, supervision of case management, custody, programming and procedures, and training and scheduling within the facility.   

An in-depth knowledge of institutional operations, including duties and responsibilities of a correctional caseworker is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must have an understanding of various corrections related policy and legislations such as the Criminal Code of Canada, Correctional and Conditional Release Act, and Corrections Act & Regulations. The incumbent must have an understanding of financial management practices, including budgeting and variance reporting, as well as an understanding of current literature and research in human behavior and criminology. An understanding of healing programming is required. The incumbent must have advance offender management skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. This position requires the ability to navigate MS operating systems, MS office, internet and email applications. The applicant must have strong facilitation skills along with the ability to conduct both practical and academic research and be able to compose and edit formal corrections and court related documents, reports and briefings. This position requires the ability to be inclusive of Nunavut communities, leaders and cultural concepts in the justice process. The incumbent must have the ability to delegate as an effective leader. The ability to identify or supports, and be resourceful in creating new support systems and programs is required for this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or related field, along with seven (7) years of corrections experience that includes case management experience, three (3) years in a supervisor or managerial role, and one (1) year working specifically with women in an institution or facility setting. A valid class 5 driver’s license is required.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
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