This is not about using ssh as a proxy, but rather, using a proxy when you are SSHing to another host and using ProxyCommand (where we normally use nc as our proxy tool).
In newer versions of nc the syntax has changed to the following:
ssh -o ProxyCommand="nc -x 127.0.0.1:1234" %h %p user@host
The format must be like above in newer nc versions.
Just be sure to change the 1234 to the port of your SOC........