Clinical Services - Justice and Public Safety
Charlottetown, Prince Edward

Open To The Public
Sexual Offence Assessment & Treatment Specialist

Justice & Public Safety
Location – Charlottetown

Full Time Temporary Position
(Commencing Immediately for One Year with Possible Extension)

This position reports the Clinical Service Supervisor and is responsible to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive program for the treatment and prevention of sexual offending behaviour. To provide skilled and knowledgeable assessment, treatment, consultation, and follow-up on a province­ wide basis with regard to anyone who is presenting with deviant sexual behaviour or urges. The ultimate purpose of the program is to significantly reduce the incidence of sexual victimization in the Province of Prince Edward Island.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Provide group and individual treatment aimed at reducing the risk of the client engaging in sex offending behavior for adult and adolescents;
  • Conducting in-depth interviews with clients (who frequently present with a high degree of denial and resistance) and their family members (on average 7-9 hrs per assessment);
  • Administering and interpreting risk assessment tools that have been developed to assess the risk of sexual recidivism (e.g., Static-99R, Stable-2007, ARMIDILO-S, J-SOAP-II);
  • Administering and interpreting assessment tools that have been developed to assess the intervention needs of youth who sexually offend (e.g., PROFESOR);
  • Administering and interpreting the results of penile plethysmograph testing to determine the presence of deviant arousal patterns and preferences;
  • Provide consultation to the courts, police, probation and parole officers, child protection personnel, mental health practitioners, schools, community organizations, group homes and various other 'helping' professional’;
  • Provide training to other provincial employees (child protection, probation, corrections, mental health) regarding the assessment, treatment, and management of sexual offending;
  • Development and ongoing revision of several treatment programs;
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a masters or PhD level degree in the fields of social work, psychology or criminology along with extensive (at least five years) experience working in a clinical setting
  • Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
  • Registration in the applicable professional association, if applicable
  • Substantial (at least 2000 hours) specialized training in sexual offence assessment and treatment along with at least two years clinical experience in this specialized field
  • Level I and Level II Clinician Training using the Monarch Penile Plethysmograph System
  • Training in administering a variety of risk assessment tools (e.g., Static-99R, Stable-2007), including at least one for use with adults and one for use with adolescents
  • Eligible for clinical membership in the Association for the Treatment of  Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
  • Successful candidate must provide proof of a successful Criminal record check and vulnerable sector check prior to employment.

     Please note: Applicants are expected to complete the full length of this assignment unless appointed to a permanent position.
     Preference will be given to internal applicants as per Article 38.01 of the UPSE Collective Agreement

Please Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The "Notification of Successful Candidates" list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.

Salary Range:              $38.46 - $48.05 per hour (Level 21)
Bi-Weekly Hours:        37.5 hours bi-weekly
Posting ID:                   147979
Closing Date:               November 26, 2021     5:00 p.m.

Please return application forms to PEI Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7N8. Applications may be sent by fax to (902) 368-4383. DUE TO THE FACT THAT RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS BY FAX CANNOT BE GUARANTEED, APPLICANTS TRANSMITTING THEIR APPLICATIONS BY FAX MAY WISH TO CONFIRM RECEIPT BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. Please ensure that the appropriate Posting I.D. number is stated on all application forms. You can apply online or obtain an application form by visiting our web site at Forms may also be obtained by contacting any PEI Government Office, ACCESS PEI Centre, Regional Services Centre, or by telephoning 368-4080.

Posting Expiration Date: 
Mon, 2021-12-20 (All day)