Saskatchewan Hospital Mental Health Correctional Officer - COR002128
Employment Type: Permanent Part-time
Location(s): SK-North West-North Battleford
Ministry: 073 Corrections Policing and Public Safety
Salary Range: $27.567 - $34.548 Hourly
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is accepting applications for Permanent Part-Time Mental Health Correctional Officers at the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford. Mental Health Correctional Officers are positive, motivated, and energetic role models that are non-judgmental and have excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Mental Health Correctional Officers are responsible and accountable, exhibit leadership, embrace diversity and equality, and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Role of a Mental Health Correctional Officer:
Work closely with adult offenders who may have special needs, gender differences and various cultural and spiritual belief systems;
Manage a caseload of adult offenders, applying various counselling methodologies including addressing criminogenic factors and their relationship to human behaviour;
Establish, build, and maintain work relationships with effective interpersonal communication; (both written and verbal)
Appropriately apply policy, procedures and legislation;
Be responsible for the security of adult offenders in different correctional settings;
Maintain a level of fitness to meet the requirements of a physically demanding work environment; and
Be available for shift work.
Becoming a Mental Health Correctional Officer requires a combination of knowledge, skills, and attributes which includes:
Knowledge of criminal justice system;
Knowledge of human behaviour and interpersonal communications to support positive change from an informed perspective;
The ability to solve problems using good judgement while following appropriate policy procedures;
Knowledge, skills, and attributes of the social sciences, correctional services, or similar discipline.
Strong organizational and time management skills;
A collaborative and supportive team player;
Proficiency with various computer systems or programs;
A commitment to ongoing learning and continuous improvement;
A valid Class 5 driver’s licence;
First Aid CPR/AED; and
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time you apply for a position.
The Corrections Officers Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) is a timed physical abilities test that is comprised of activities designed to reflect the physical challenges faced in a corrections environment.
The COPAT is mandatory and must be successfully completed during the assessment period. Due to COVID-19 the only available testing dates for this posting will be in Regina - June 29, July July 12 and 16th. Saskatoon TBA.
If you have successfully completed the COPAT or similar physical abilities tests within six months of application, you may not need to complete the Saskatchewan COPAT. Contact a recruitment officer at email@example.com for a determination of equivalency.
Evaluations and Assessments
Candidates who successfully complete the screening process will be placed in a qualified pool for the facility (or facilities) they expressed interest. As opportunities become available, candidates will be drawn from the pool, provided an offer of employment and invited to attend the Induction Training Program.
**All mandatory documents must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time you apply for a position.**
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: Jul 1, 2021, 12:59:00 AM