CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
Ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels
Thunder Bay, ON
Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services? If so, then consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to keeping Ontario's communities safe. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity. The Ministry will be delivering training in both the North East and North West in the coming months. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!

Note: Hours for these positions are irregular and can vary from 0 up to 40 hours per week, with no guarantee of hours.

If you have applied for a Correctional Officer competition within the last 6 months, there is no need to re-apply.

This job advertisement is for work locations exclusively in Northern Ontario. If you are successful in the competition you will only be considered for positions listed above.

The recruitment process will be facilitated in areas that are local to the work locations.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • Perform a full range of duties, including the care, custody, control and supervision of offenders
  • Interact with offenders to maintain security and safety in the facility
  • Provide community escort duties to ensure the safety of offenders, staff, visitors and the public
  • Maintain communications with a range of contacts, including offenders, co-workers, supervisors, clinical and medical staff
How do I qualify?
Mandatory

Eligibility :
You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Possess oral French skills at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual positions)
  • Be currently certified and/or able to be certified by first day of employment in Emergency First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
  • Must have original proof of Grade 12 completion or an equivalency (e.g. general equivalency diploma/certificate)
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays
  • If an offer is made, proof of eligibility to work in Canada will be requested
To be considered for the Correctional Officer position, you must successfully complete the following during the recruitment process:

  • Ministry administered aptitude, cognitive and psychological tests
  • Candidates who are selected to participate in the Correctional Officer recruitment process will be required to successfully complete FITCO testing prior to a conditional offer of employment being made
  • Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
  • Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
  • Oral French Language test at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual correctional officer positions only)
  • Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes:
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Canadian Border Services Check
  • Credit History Check
  • Driver's License History
  • Intelligence
  • Local Police Databases Search
  • Social Networking Search
For further information on the Recruitment Process of Correctional Officers, please visit:
  • http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/corr_serv/careers_in_corr/become_corr_off/careers_corr_become_off.html
  • Email: CSRU@ontario.ca
  • Phone: 1-855-927-CSRU (2778)
Communication (Oral and Written) skills

You have:
  • Ability to communicate effectively via oral and written communication
  • Ability to communicate in writing (e.g. complete detailed, accurate and clear written reports), and documentation
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and respectful manner to provide information, instructions and direction
Observation, Analytical and Problem Solving skills

You have:
  • Ability to assess problems and determine solutions
  • Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate actions
Team Work/Interpersonal and Persuasion skills
  • You have ability to work cooperatively towards a common goal
  • You have ability to motivate, positively influence and assist people
  • You can foster open communication and treat others in a consistent, fair, firm and non-judgemental manner
Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution skills

You have:
  • Ability to recognize and understand situations that may produce conflict and use strategies to resolve and/or de-escalate
  • Ability to recognize and assess a crisis or potential crisis situation, and implement appropriate solutions in an attempt to resolve the crisis
General Knowledge and Computer skills

You have:
  • General knowledge of court procedures (e.g. to testify/present evidence at court hearings)
  • Knowledge of different cultures and ability to understand and respect differences when interacting with others
  • Ability to use computer software (e.g. database, Excel, MS Office) to input/retrieve data
Please Note:
This is a continuous posting. Screening and selection processes will begin after April 8, 2019. However, this posting may be extended and available until the position has been filled. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

Additional Information:Address:
2 Bilingual Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 3052 Rese Rd, Monteith, North Region or 2351 Hwy 61 S , Thunder Bay, North Region or 285 Macdougall, Thunder Bay, North Region or 1430 River Dr, Kenora, North Region or 310 Nelson St, Fort Frances, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Social Networking Search
25 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 3052 Rese Rd, Monteith, North Region or 2351 Hwy 61 S , Thunder Bay, North Region or 285 Macdougall, Thunder Bay, North Region or 1430 River Dr, Kenora, North Region or 310 Nelson St, Fort Frances, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Social Networking Search
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 4.7
Category: Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on: Monday, March 25, 2019

Note:
This ad is also available in French.
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.