Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.12 - $35.24 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 Correctional Officer 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 adults 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 Correctional Officers for Whitespruce Training Center, in Yorkton SK. Correctional Officers are positive, motivated and energetic role models that are non-judgmental and have excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Correctional Officers are leaders that embrace diversity and equality.
Role of a Correctional Officer
- Work closely with adult offenders who may have special needs, gender differences and various cultural and spiritual belief systems.
- Work with adult offenders to support positive changes and reintegration using knowledge of human behavior and communication.
- 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 adult inmates 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 Correctional Officer requires a combination of knowledge, skills and attributes which includes:
- Knowledge of the criminal justice systems.
- Knowledge of human behavior and interpersonal communications ton support positive change from an informed perspective.
- The ability to solve problems using good judgment while following appropriate policy and procedures.
- Knowledge, skills and attributes in social sciences, correctional services, or similar discipline.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- A collaborative and supportive team player.
- Proficiency with various computer systems and programs.
- A commitment to ongoing learning and continuous improvement.
- A valid Class 5 driver's license, and First Aid CPR/AED.
- Must be 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 designed to reflect the physical challenges faced in a corrections environment.
The COPAT is mandatory and must be successfully completed during the assessment period.
COVID-19 Protocol are in place, please see facility requirements upon registration.
Please register for COPAT
Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan TBA February, 2022, March, 2022
Regina: University of Regina, February 22, 2022 and March 15, 2022
Prince Albert: Saskpolytech, February 7, 2022, March 7, 2022, March 28, 2022
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 [email protected] for a determination of equivalency.
Evaluation 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:
- Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals.
- Competitive salaries.
- Comprehensive benefits package including pension.
- Vacation, scheduled days off (EDO) and other types of leave.
- Inclusive work environments.
- Advancement opportunities.
- Flexible work arrangements.
Visit our Working in Corrections webpage to find out more!