New job Facility Youth Worker in Saskatchewan
Facility Youth Worker
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $27.57 - $34.55 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
Correctional Services That Improve Lives
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity where you can make a positive impact in the community? If so, a career as a Facility Youth Worker may be for you!
The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety pursues a fair justice system that upholds the law and protects the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan. As corrections professionals, we provide the safe and secure custody of adult and young offenders and deliver programs that promote public safety and reduce re-offending.
We work directly with offenders, supporting positive change in their lives and work toward successful reintegration into the community.
The Ministry is accepting applications for Permanent Part-time Facility Youth Workers across Saskatchewan. Facility Youth Workers are positive, motivated and energetic role models that are non-judgmental and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. Facility Youth Workers are leaders that embrace diversity and equality.
Role of a Facility Youth Worker
- Provide developmental programming, care and custody for youth aged 12-17 years under The Youth Criminal Justice Act.
- Work with young offenders to support positive changes and reintegration using your knowledge of human behavior and communication.
- Work closely with youth who may have special needs, gender differences and various cultural and spiritual belief systems.
- Establish, build and maintain work relationships with effective interpersonal communication (both written and verbal).
- Appropriately apply policy, procedures and legislation.
- Be responsible for the security of young offenders in different correctional settings.
- Maintain a level of fitness to meet the requirements of a physically demanding work environment.
- Be available for shift work.
Becoming a Facility Youth Worker requires a combination of knowledge, skills and attributes which includes:
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
- Knowledge of human behaviour and interpersonal communications to support positive change from an informed perspective.
- Knowledge of human growth and adolescent development and the impact of influencing factors.
- The ability to solve problems using good judgment while following the appropriate policy and procedures.
- Experience or education in the social sciences, correctional services, or similar discipline.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- A collaborative and supportive team player.
- Proficiency with various computer systems or programs.
- A commitment to ongoing learning and continuous improvement.
- A valid Class 5 driver's license, and First Aid CPR/AED.
- Being legally entitled to work in Canada at the time you apply for a position.
The Corrections Officers Physical Abilities Test (COPAT)is a timed physical abilities test that is comprised of activities to reflect the physical challenges faced in a corrections environment.
The COPAT is mandatory and must be successfully completed during the assessment period. Due to COVID-19, the only available testing dates will be in:
Saskatoon: May 18th, June 1,8,15,22, and 29th.
Regina: June 15,and 29th and July 12, and 16th
If you have successfully completed the COPAT or similar physical abilities tests within six months of application, you may not need to complete the Saskatchewan COPAT. Contact a recruitment officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for a determination of equivalency.
Evaluations and Assessments
Candidates who successfully complete the screening process will be placed in a qualified pool for the facility (or facilities) they expressed interest in. As opportunities become available, candidates will be drawn from the pool, provided an offer of employment and invited to attend the Induction Training Program.
*All mandatory documents must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered.*
The Benefits of Working with Corrections:
Becoming a Facility Youth Worker brings a number of benefits:
- Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals.
- Competitive salaries.
- Comprehensive benefits package including pension.
- Vacation, scheduled days off (ED) and other types of leave.
- Inclusive work environments.
- Advancement Opportunities.
- Flexible work arrangements.
Visit our Working in Corrections webpage to find out more!