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Competition Status: Selection of Successful Candidate

Approximately 2143 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We have completed the selection process. We are in the process of selecting the best-qualified candidate to fill the position.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be contacted with a verbal offer of employment. If accepted, you will then be issued an appointment letter that will include information such as your start date, position classification, starting salary, and, if relevant, your bargaining unit and name and address of your bargaining agent.

To learn about our recruitment process, visit our Hiring Steps.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Correctional Services
City:    Brantford, Hamilton, London, Maidstone, Stratford
Job Term:    40 Temporary (Contract-Fixed term) **AMENDED-Stratford location added
Job Code:    50561 - Correctional Officer 1
Salary:    $24.02 - $28.25 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    54788
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Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services? If so, then consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to keeping Ontario's communities safe.

There are a total of 40 positions for the following locations:
• 20 positions (7 are Bilingual) for South West Detention Centre located at 4565 8th Concession Road, R.R.#3, Maidstone (Windsor)
• 11 positions for Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre located at 711 Exeter Road, London
• 5 positions (2 are Bilingual) for Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre located at 165 Barton Street East, Hamilton
• 2 positions for Stratford Jail located at 30 St. Andrew Street, Stratford
• 2 positions for Brantford Jail located at 105 Market Street, Brantford

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
You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:
• Be a minimum of 18 years age
• Able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada
• Possess oral French skills at the Advanced 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 be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoon and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays

For further information in 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)

Eligibility
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
• Fitness Test for Ontario Correctional Officer Applicants (FITCO)
• Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process
• Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
• Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
• Oral French Language test at the Advanced level (for bilingual correctional officer positions only)

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

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 13 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 4565 8th Concession Rd, R R 3, Maidstone, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 11 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 711 Exeter Rd, London, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 165 Barton St E, Hamilton, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 105 Market St, Brantford, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 30 St Andrew St, Stratford, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 7 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 4565 8th Concession Rd, R R 3, Maidstone, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 165 Barton St E, Hamilton, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 30 St Andrew St, Stratford, West Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:   Friday, June 14, 2013
 
Note:
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 28, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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