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Youth Services Officer

Organization:
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Division:
Youth Justice Division – Five (5) Direct Operated Secure Custody and Detention Youth Centres
City:
Brampton, Sault Ste Marie, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
Job Term:
90 Temporary (On-Call, up to 6 months, with possible extension subject to job performance and operational need)
Job Code:
50577 - Youth Worker
Salary:
$31.14 - $39.37 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
169885
***Preparing your Application for a Youth Services Officer Position***

For the purposes of this posting we do not accept resumes and cover letters. To apply, please fill out the YSO Application form. To access the form please follow the link below:

Application Link

After completing the application, please submit the form using ONE of the following methods:

By email at:YSORecruitment@ontario.ca

By fax at 905-826-1707

By mail to:
Youth Services Officer Recruitment
Youth Justice Division
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
6711 Mississauga Road, Suite 700
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2W3

We encourage applications to be submitted via email. If you do not have access to email, your application can be sent by fax or by mail.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. If you have applied for a Youth Services Officer position within the last 6 months, there is no need to re-apply. Please disregard the instructions in the “How to Apply” section in the latter part of this job posting as we do not accept resumes and cover letters.

Note: The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services will provide compensation to YSO candidates attending the 5-week mandatory pre-employment YSO Basic Training with a weekly stipend of $800.00 for a total of $4000.00.

The five (5) available Youth Centres for this posting are:
• Cecil Facer Youth Centre - Sudbury
• Donald Doucet Youth Centre – Sault Ste. Marie
• Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre - Thunder Bay
• Roy McMurtry Youth Centre - Brampton
• Sprucedale Youth Centre - Simcoe

This is a continuous posting. The screening and selection processes is ongoing. This posting will be made available until the position has been filled. Please only submit your application ONCE.

Do you have a desire to work with young persons in conflict with the law? If you would enjoy working with a diverse and challenging client group, where you can make a difference every day, then you might be interested in a rewarding career as a Youth Services Officer.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Youth Justice Division, requires dedicated professionals to join their multi-disciplinary team(s) as a Primary/Direct Services Worker within a secure detention/custody youth centre.

The Youth Services Officer position will provide you with an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity while you support and deliver programs and services in custody/detention facilities intended to keep youth active and engaged, focus on specific risks and needs of youth related to reoffending, teach new skills, keep youth safe, resolve conflict , employ intervention techniques and strategies to model pro-social behaviours and help youth make better choices upon their return to the community.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned rotating shift, utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth;
• Ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You have successfully completed post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent relevant work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent relevant work experience
• Valid Emergency First Aid, CPR (level C) and AED Certification.

Knowledge

• You have knowledge of various sociological issues impacting on youth.
• You have knowledge of case management and group work principles and techniques and gender responsive therapeutic programming, and treatment approaches.
• You have knowledge of mental health and behavioural disorders, abnormal and deviant psychology, symptoms and causes of deviant behaviour, and cognitive behavioural intervention-philosophy and techniques, as well as, knowledge and understanding of youth/adolescent development.
• You have knowledge of various youth justice related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).

Skills

• You have advanced communication skills – written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• You have good interviewing, mentorship, coaching and counselling skills.
• You are able to build positive relationships with youth.
• You have facilitation and team building skills.
• You have analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
• You have computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems.

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 the OPS 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.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 40 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 8500 Mclaughlin Rd S, Brampton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 10 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 2500 South Lane, Sudbury, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 10 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 2435 Hwy 61, Thunder Bay, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 20 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 660 Ireland Rd, Simcoe, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 10 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 521 Second Ln E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4.7
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, October 8, 2021
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.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

    Please disregard the "How to apply" section below. In order to apply, please fill out the YSO Application (link to the application provided in the first section of this job posting).

Collection of Information

Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

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 Friday, December 24, 2021 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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