|Facility Youth Worker|
Facility Youth Worker
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $28.12–$35.24 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
Correctional Services That Improve Lives
The Ministry of Corrections, Policing, and Public Safety provides supervision and rehabilitation services for adult and young offenders, promotes appropriate and effective policing, and supports community and public safety services throughout Saskatchewan.
As corrections professionals, we provide the safe and secure custody of adult and young offenders and deliver needs-based services 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.
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.
- Be responsible for the safety and security of youth offenders in various correctional settings.
- Manage offender behaviour and reduce the risk of re-offending through evidence-based case management.
- Work closely with Youth who may have, intergenerational trauma, special needs, gender differences and various cultural and spiritual beliefs.
- Accurately interpret and apply legislation, policy, and procedures.
- Effectively communicate, engage, and interact to develop respectful relationships that build rapport.
- Apply a collaborative “one-team” approach that promotes interdisciplinary teamwork.
- Continuously assess situational factors, and evaluate the level of risk, to make sound and appropriate decisions.
- Prevent, respond to, and resolve incidents, using the safest and most reasonable intervention strategies.
- Apply an appropriate blend of risk management and risk reduction strategies that promote public safety.
Becoming a Facility Youth Worker requires a combination of knowledge, skills, and personal attributes which include:
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
- Knowledge of human behaviour and interpersonal communications that support positive change.
- Knowledge of human growth and adolescent development and the impact of influencing factors.
- Critical thinking skills to exercise sound judgment, solve problems and apply appropriate interventions.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Being collaborative, inclusive, and a supportive team player.
- Proficiency with various computer systems, software, and programs.
- Experience and/or education in the social sciences, correctional services, or similar discipline.
- Knowledge or understanding of trauma informed care, with a culturally responsive approach.
- Physical abilities to meet the requirements of a demanding work environment.
- A valid Class 5 driver’s license and First Aid CPR/AED.
- Legally entitled to work in Canada.
The Correctional 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 correctional environment.
The COPAT is mandatory and must be completed prior to receiving an offer of employment. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete the COPAT prior to application and submit documentation as part of their application submission.
You can schedule a COPAT at the following locations:
Regina - University of Regina
To schedule your COPAT in Regina, click here.
Saskatoon - University of Saskatchewan
To schedule your COPAT in Saskatoon, click here.
Prince Albert - Saskatchewan Polytechnic
To schedule your COPAT in Prince Albert, click here.
Note: If you have successfully completed the COPAT or similar physical abilities tests (PARE, POPAT, SOPAT etc.) 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.
What We Offer:
- 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.
Visit our Working in Corrections webpage to find out more!