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Approximately 378 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

STUDENT - YOUTH PROBATION ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Division:    Ministry of Children and Youth Services
City:    Ajax, Anywhere in Central, Oshawa
Job Term:    11 Temporary positions between 7–16 weeks duration, starting in May or June
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $10.25 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63202
 

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description

ADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE ASSISTANT
• These positions will be located at Adult Probation and Parole facilities/offices
• Assist probation and parole officers in coordinating case management
• Support the development and delivery of ministry in-house programs
• Apply research, analytical and writing skills to prepare a variety of reports
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

YOUTH PROBATION ASSISTANT
• These positions will be located in probation offices
• Assist Probation Officers in a variety of office tasks such as: maintain client logs, prepare custody packages and documentation; liaise with facilities and probation staff
• Work directly with youth to assist in their rehabilitation
• Complete administrative duties including intake interviews and collecting and updating client data
• Assist in the facilitation of custody placements, including working with community agencies, sharing information and coordinating placements under the guidance of the Provincial Director
• Input data and extract relevant information from various databases
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.

Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) on the first day of employment due to program funding.

Some positions on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense.

Qualification Requirements: ADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE ASSISTANT
Communication and Interpersonal skills
• Excellent writing skills to prepare a variety of documents in support of the case management of offenders
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with professionals, justice sector officials and community partners
• Ability to apply oral/written/listening skills to utilize community resources and assist with case management services
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents

Analytical and Organizational Skills
• Apply organizational and coordination skills to support and assist in the case management of adult offenders
• Apply administrative and coordination skills by complying with all ministry administrative standards and directives
• Monitor and assist in the enforcement of court and parole conditions requirements
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Qualification Requirements: YOUTH PROBATION ASSISTANT
Communication and Interpersonal skills
• You apply your verbal communication and customer service skills to perform client intake interviews, liaise with clients, their families, and agencies, and provide information and case management services
• You apply your communication and interpersonal skills to coach and counsel clients and their families
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare and maintain a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data, presentations, meeting minutes, etc.)
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents
• Knowledge of various sociological issues impacting youth (e.g. poverty, family violence and abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, gang mentality, peer-on-peer violence, racial issues etc.)
• Knowledge of social work principles and cognitive behavioural interventions
• Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)

Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You apply your investigative, problem-solving, and analytical skills to recommend appropriate interventions for youth based on their risk and need requirements
• You work with Probation Officers to assess criminogenic risk, make enforcement decisions and prepare court reports related to disposition of cases
• You apply your organizational, time management and coordination skills to manage a varied work schedule with deadlines
• You are able to comply with all ministry administrative standards and directives including confidentiality provisions
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Pre-Screening Questions

  • *Are you a resident of Ontario?

  • *Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • *Are you 15 years of age or older?

  • *Are you either 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age for a person with a disability)?

  • *Please indicate your student status:

  • *Please indicate when you will be available to start work:

  • *If you are considered for a job that requires a personal security screening check, will you consent to the screening?

  • *Are you willing to be considered for other Summer Employment Opportunities positions, if available?

  • *Tell us why you are interested in this position (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role, or enter "nil" (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *List your academic activities including achievements, awards, recognition, etc. (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Experience providing information to clients including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries

  • *Experience planning, organizing and coordinating routine office work e.g. assemble and prepare information and materials, prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines

  • *Experience developing and distributing a range of documents e.g. spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, correspondence etc

  • *Experience conducting research, performing analysis and compiling, synthesizing and summarizing information

  • *Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for:

  • *Experience following and complying with administrative standards and directives

  • *Experience using investigative, evaluative and research skills to assess problems and prepare documentation

  • *Knowledge of investigative, problem-solving and analytical skills to assess various sociological issues impacting youth

  • *Experience with administrative tasks and customer service

  • *Experience interacting with youth and families

  • *Knowledge of Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 9 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, Anywhere in Central, Central Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 470 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 235 Bayly St W, Ajax, Central Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 14, 2014
 
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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:59 pm EST. 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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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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