Apply By: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 1212 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.

To learn about our recruitment process, visit our Hiring Process.

Correctional Officer

Organization:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Division:
Correctional Services
City:
Any City
Job Term:
531 Temporary
Job Code:
50561 - Correctional Officer 1
Salary:
$28.98 - $34.08 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
169637
***Preparing your Application for a Correctional Officer Position***


For the purposes of this posting you have the option of completing and submitting the Correctional Officer application form  OR a resume and cover letter. To access the form please follow the link below:

*Application Form Link*


This form can be completed and signed digitally. After completing the application form, please save the form for your records and attach the completed document when applying.



Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you enjoy working with diverse people? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to the safety of your community. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity, is committed to your development and is providing paid training for new correctional officer recruits. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services!

We are seeking like-minded individuals that demonstrate compassion for others and an ability to engage and support diverse communities in a meaningful way. You bring an awareness, sensitivity, and mindfulness towards diversity and understand the challenges/barriers clients from marginalized groups may face. Those committed to diversity and inclusion have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship providing financial aid in training costs.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

During your application, you will be asked to complete an online voluntary Correctional Officer Socio-Demographic Survey and we encourage you to self-identify if you belong to one of the employment equity groups.

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
• Support the delivery of specialized programs, services and cultural activities for 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, Native Inmate Liaison/Elder and 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
• 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
• Corrections Foundational Training for Correctional Officers (CFT-CO). A training stipend will be offered to candidates who are selected.
• 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
• If you are a successful candidate, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada upon reporting to work on your first day.


For further information on the Recruitment Process of Correctional Officers, please visit:
Becoming a Correctional Officer
• 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

There are a total of 531 positions across Ontario.

Below is a list of the locations:

• 5 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Fort Frances Jail - 310 Nelson Street, Fort Frances, P9A 1B1
• 18 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Kenora Jail - 1430 River Street, Kenora, P9N 1K5
• 20 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Monteith Correctional Complex - 3052 Rese Road, Monteith, P0K 1P0
• 10 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at North Bay Jail - 2550 Trout Lake Road, North Bay, P1B 7S7
• 12 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Sudbury Jail - 181 Elm Street West, Sudbury, P3C 1T8
• 10 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Thunder Bay Correctional Centre - 2351 Highway 61 South, Thunder Bay, P7C 4Y4
• 10 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Thunder Bay Jail - 285 MacDougall Street, P.O. Box 2806, Thunder Bay, P7A 2K6
• 160 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Toronto South Detention Centre- 160 Horner Avenue, Toronto, M8Z 0C2
• 55 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Central East Correctional Centre - 541 Highway 36, Box 4500, Lindsay, K9V 4S6
• 38 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre - 2244 Innes Road, Ottawa, K1B 4C4
• 22 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Quinte Detention Centre - 89 Richmond Boulevard, Napanee, K7R 3S1
• 90 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Central North Correctional Centre - 1501 Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene, L9M 2H4
• 55 unilingual and 2 bilingual positions at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre - 711 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3


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

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 505 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario , Vulnerable Sector Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 26 Bilingual Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario , Vulnerable Sector Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Monday, September 27, 2021
Note:
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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.
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 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 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.

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