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Probation officers monitor the conduct and behaviour of criminal offenders serving probation terms. Parole officers monitor the reintegration of criminal offenders serving the remainder of sentences while conditionally released into the community on parole. Classification officers assess inmates and develop rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders who are incarcerated in correctional facilities. They are employed by federal and provincial governments and work in the community and in correctional facilities.
case manager – corrections, classification officer, correctional institution, parole officer, probation officer, youth worker – corrections.
- Interview offenders, police, family, friends, school authorities and employers to prepare pre-sentence reports and assess offenders' prospects for successful reintegration into the community
- Plan rehabilitation programs with offenders, establishing rules of conduct, goals and objectives
- Refer offenders to community and social service programs, as required
- Supervise the terms of a probation order and attend court
- Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans
- Recommend remedial action or initiate court action when terms of probation or parole are violated
- May perform administrative duties and supervise support staff
- May participate in policy development.
- Interview inmates to assess adjustment problems and develop suitable rehabilitation programs
- Prepare classification reports recommending type of incarceration and types of interventions considered most beneficial for the rehabilitation of the inmates
- Plan rehabilitation programs with offenders, identifying needs and setting out goals and objectives
- Liaise with the inmates' families and contacts in the community to maintain established bonds outside of the institution
- Advise and counsel inmates regarding their problems and evaluate their progress.
Outlook & Prospects for Probation and Parole Officers and Related Occupations in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of qualified Probation and Parole Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Government budget restraints and budget reviews of all provincial departments, has limited the full-time employment opportunities. Attrition, due to an aging workforce, has produced some opportunities. In recent years probation officers have been hired on call, or on a fee for service basis. Probation Officers are employed by Corrections Canada while Parole Officers are employed by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.
The closure of the Kings Correctional Centre in July 2001 resulted in the loss of 33 full-time and 5 part-time employees and had a significant impact on this occupation.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Probation and Parole Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Probation and Parole Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Eat Barbecue Diner has hired three new employees since it was opened to replace the Cocoa Pesto Bistro in Windsor in February 2013
- The Trail Shop, an outdoor equipment business, will close out its Wolfville location at the end of the month
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- A sea cadet training contract in the Cornwallis Park will result in employment for about 180 workers for 10 weeks over each of the next there summers
- Bell Aliant will continue to expand and connect more customers to its fibre-optic technology throughout Nova Scotia, with work planned for the Annapolis Valley in 2013
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- Berwick experienced a busy 2012 construction season in the downtown core, with the building of a new drugstore, property upgrades, and other commercial renovations
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency prepares to close down
- The Mud Creek restaurant on Elm Avenue in Wolfville has closed its doors
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