Apply By: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 180 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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VOLUNTEER SERVICES COORDINATOR

Organization:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Division:
Sarnia Jail
City:
Sarnia
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C10092 - Volunteer Services Organizer (COR)
Salary:
$1,280.11 - $1,490.17 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
156734
Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario's correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and keeping our communities safe.

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Services Coordinator to develop, co-ordinate, and implement the Volunteer Services Program at the Sarnia Jail.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Identify volunteer program needs in consultation with program heads as well as plan, develop and implement approved programs
• Monitor and evaluate established programs in relation to institutional goals and inmates needs
• Co-ordinate the recruitment, screening, orientation, training, placement and supervision of volunteers and monitor their performance
• Ensure volunteers adhere to Ministry standards, policies and procedures as well as identify and resolve routine and complex problems
• Orient new volunteers and promote programs through on-going communication
• Work closely with volunteers and inmates in running the institution's programs as well as monitor their participation in activities
• Liaise with institutional staff in the administration of the programs
• Other duties as assigned
(Click on "View Job Description" for details)

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have demonstrated knowledge and experience with volunteer programming, recruitment and adult training techniques, and program management
• You have knowledge of community agencies and resources to identify and arrange the appropriate volunteer resources
• You have supervisory skills to recruit, train, motivate, and monitor the performance of volunteers as well as manage the administration of the program

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can explain and promote the institution's programs to the public, inmates, and volunteers as well as prepare and deliver presentations
• You are able to establish and maintain relationships with various stakeholders
• You have writing skills to draft brochures, correspondence, and reports
• You have demonstrated tact and diplomacy in order to appropriately handle requests and complaints

Evaluative, Analytical, Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills

• You are able to determine inmates' program needs based on input from institutional staff and inmates
• You can analyze gaps in services and recommend changes as well as resolve issues/concerns
• You are able to assess suitability when screening applicants for the program

Other Skills

• You are able to acquire knowledge of and comply with relevant legislation (i.e. Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Criminal Code of Canada, Child and Family Services Act) in order to train and supervise professional agencies and volunteers
• You are able to understand corporate policies, directive and administrative procedures to ensure safety and security of the institution
• You are proficient with various computer software applications and database systems to prepare reports, develop program proposals and correspondence, and maintain statistics

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 700 Christina St N, Sarnia, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Monday, November 16, 2020
Note:
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    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 employment 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 employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • W-CL-156734/20
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 Monday, December 7, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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