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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Correctional Services
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    80 Temporary (Contract-Fixed term)
Job Code:    50561 - Correctional Officer 1
Salary:    $24.02 - $28.25 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52046
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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.

NOTE: There are 70 Unilingual positions and 10 Bilingual positions.

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?

You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:
• Be a minimum of 18 years age
• Have Grade 12 completion or equivalent (e.g general equivalency diploma)
• 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:
• Email: CSRU@ontario.ca
• Phone: 1-855-927-CSRU (2778)

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:

  • 10 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 6 months, Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 70 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:   Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • • Applicants who are successful in receiving offers of employment through this competition will be assigned initially to either the Toronto Jail, Toronto Intermittent Centre or the Toronto West Detention Centre, and will be gradually assigned to the Toronto South Detention Centre as needed when the facility is opened and the transfer of offenders to the facility commences.
    • Applicants who are invited to orientation sessions will be asked to indicate their preference in terms of initial assignment, and where possible, efforts will be made to offer successful candidates their first choice of locations, however, this may not always be possible.
    • The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Thursday, March 21, 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.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

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

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

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