Apply By: Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 820 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

Organization:
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:
Correctional Services
City:
Brampton, Etobicoke, Milton, Toronto
Job Term:
100 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, 6 months
Job Code:
50561 - Correctional Officer 1
Salary:
$25.09 - $29.50 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
114359
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. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!

Note: Hours for these positions are irregular and can vary from 0 up to 40 hours per week, with no guarantee of hours.

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 of age
• Be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada
• Possess oral French skills at the Advanced-Minus 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 have original proof of Grade 12 completion or an equivalency (e.g. general equivalency diploma/certificate)
• Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays

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
• Candidates who are selected to participate in the Correctional Officer recruitment process will be required to successfully complete FITCO testing prior to a conditional offer of employment being made
• Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
• Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
• Oral French Language test at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual correctional officer positions only)
• Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes:
-CPIC Check
-Vulnerable Services Sector Check
-Out-of-Country Check (if applicable)
-RCMP Records Check
-NICHE/RMS File Check
-PIP (Police Information Portal) Check
-Internet Search
-Credit Equifax Check
-Immigration Status Check
-Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Check - last ten years

For further information on 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)

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:
  • 95 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 661 Martin St, Milton, Central Region or 109 Mclaughlin Rd S, PO BOX 1888, Brampton, Central Region or 55 Civic Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region or 160 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, Toronto Region or 655 Martin St, Milton, Central Region, Enhanced - CPIC Check, VSS Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check, Internet Search, Credit Check, Immigration Status Check, MTO Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC
  • 5 Bilingual Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 661 Martin St, Milton, Central Region or 109 Mclaughlin Rd S, PO BOX 1888, Brampton, Central Region or 55 Civic Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region or 160 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, Toronto Region or 655 Martin St, Milton, Central Region, Enhanced - CPIC Check, VSS Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check, Internet Search, Credit Check, Immigration Status Check, MTO Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Note:
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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.
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.
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, December 7, 2017 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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