Facility Youth Worker
Government of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Facility Youth Worker - HUM008960

Employment Type: Permanent Part-time
Location(s): SK-Regina and Area-Regina SK-Saskatoon and Area-Saskatoon
Ministry: 073 Corrections and Policing
Salary Range: $26.415 - $33.105 Hourly
Grade: SGEU.08.
Do you like excitement and challenge in your work, where every day is always a little bit different? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that has a role in making a difference in the lives of youth? If so, then becoming a Facility Youth Worker may be the career for you!

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing pursues a fair justice system that upholds the law and protects the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan. As corrections professionals, we provide the safe and secure custody of adult and young offenders and deliver programs that promote public safety and reduce reoffending. Custody Service employees carry out their duties in a professional manner and with integrity in accordance with their experience, training and education and according to the Saskatchewan Corrections Code of Professional Conduct.

The Ministry is accepting applications for Permanent Part Time Facility Youth Workers across the province (Saskatchewan Correctional Facilities). Facility Youth Workers are positive, motivated and energetic role models that are non-judgmental and have excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Facility Youth Workers are also responsible and accountable, exhibit leadership, embrace diversity and equality, and treats everyone with dignity and respect.

A Facility Youth Worker will:
provide developmental programming and care, and custody for youth aged twelve to seventeen years under the Youth Criminal Justice Act;
manage a caseload of youth in custody who may have special needs, gender differences and various cultural, spiritual belief systems;

apply counseling methodologies including addressing criminogenic factors and their relationship to human behaviours;

establish, build and maintain work relationships utilizing effective interpersonal communications (both written and verbal);

maintain a level of fitness to meet the requirements of a physically demanding work environment;

work proficiently using a variety of computer software and electronic systems, and

work shift work.

Knowledge and experience working:
within criminal justice processes;
within human development, human behaviours and management techniques, and

with individuals who may have special needs, gender differences, and various cultural and spiritual belief systems.

Typically, a university degree in the Social Sciences or closely related discipline, a diploma in Correctional Studies, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.

Expected requirements (proof of the following must be attached with your application):

A valid Saskatchewan Correctional Officers’ Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) or equivalent;
First Aid CPR/AED (with one year remaining before expiry); and
A valid Class 5 driver's license.
  • Please note: Candidates who have successfully passed all assessment stages up to and including the interview stage are placed in a pool for a facility (facilities) in which they expressed interest. Only these candidates will be contacted to attend and successfully complete a paid mandatory Induction Training program (ITP) of at least nine weeks starting in October, 2019.
Some travel is required

Entrance requirement information: Competency Requirements

COPAT Training:
If you have successfully completed similar physical abilities tests administered by a verified agency, within the last six months, you may not need to take the Saskatchewan COPAT. Contact a recruitment officer at csrsrecruitmentandstaffing@gov.sk.ca for a determination of equivalency. If you are taking a test outside of Saskatchewan contact a recruitment officer for more information.

We Offer:
Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals;
Competitive salaries;
Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
Vacation, scheduled days off (EDO) and other types of leave;
Inclusive work environments;
Advancement opportunities; and
Flexible work arrangements.
We believe our strength in achieving work objectives is our staff, and human relationships are the cornerstone of our endeavors.

We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work: C - SGEU Regulated 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings: 20
Closing Date: Oct 1, 2019, 5:59:00 AM