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Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Roy McMurtry Youth Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
50494 - Recreation Officer 2, Correctional Services
$27.17 - $33.67 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Young Persons and are adept at planning and leading recreational activities? If so, picture yourself as a Recreation Officer joining the Team at Roy McMurtry Youth Centre where you will plan, organize, implement and evaluate a balanced program of physical, social, cultural and leisure activities for the facility.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a recreation officer, you will:
• plan, organize, coordinate and manage a balanced therapeutic recreation program of physical, social, cultural and leisure time to meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of the youth, including facilitating recreational events;
• maintain order and security through relationship custody and dynamic security practices;
• anticipate, de-escalate and defuse potentially hostile situations;
• give directions in an appropriate manner and develop successful relationships with youth, staff and the community;
• contribute to case management, evaluate progress of youth and of programs and provide counsel to youth to motivate and encourage positive responses and participation.

How do I qualify?


• Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Heartsaver Certificates with AED.

Leadership and Analytical Skills:

•You have demonstrated administrative, analytical/problem-solving, leadership and team building and organizational skills:
-to participate in the planning and design of recreation programs for male and female youth
-to organize and implement a variety of recreational activities involving staff, community groups, agencies and volunteers
-to lead/supervise and evaluate the performance of youth and contribute to the case management process.

Communication, Computer and Coaching skills:

•You have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills:
-to write formal and informal reports, give appropriate direction and develop successful relationships with youth, staff, and community
-to participate in the case management process
-to provide training, instruction and demonstrations in recreational activities.

•You utilize your knowledge of and ability to use computers and related software to produce recreational activity schedules, prepare reports and use internal email system.

•You have knowledge of interviewing, coaching/counselling skills and motivation techniques to counsel, supervise and encourage participation of male and female youth in recreational activities, ensure custody and control of participating youth and to anticipate, de-escalate and defuse any potentially hostile situations.

Recreation Knowledge:

•You use your knowledge of the theories, principles and rules of recreation activities for male and female youth to instruct and guide participants in physical, social, cultural and/or educational recreation activities and to manage a varied recreation program

•You utilize your recreation programming ability and experience to plan, design, organize and facilitate recreational activities and events and evaluate recreational services

•You have knowledge of/ability to learn Ministry statement of youth justice mission, principles, policies, vision/ goals, and relevant legislation (such as Human Rights Code, Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child and Family Services Act, Fire codes, Occupational Health and Safety Act) to maintain order and security through relationship custody and dynamic security practices.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 8500 Mclaughlin Rd S, Brampton, Central Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section 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), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above 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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-CF-109826/17
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, August 14, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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