New Job Correctional Officer In Saskatchewan

Correctional Officer
Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $28.12–$35.24 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Correctional Officer - COR002499
Employment Type : Permanent Part-time
Location(s) : SK-North Central-Prince Albert
Ministry : 073 Corrections Policing and Public Safety
Salary Range : $28.118 - $35.239 Hourly
Grade : SGEU.08.

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.

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.

The Prince Albert Correctional Centre invites you to join our team.

Role of a Correctional Officer

  • Be responsible for the safety and security of adult offenders in various correctional settings.
  • Manage offender behaviour and reduce the risk of re-offending through evidence-based case management.
  • Work closely with adult offenders 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.

Ideal Candidate

Becoming a Correctional Officer 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.
  • 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.

Visit our Self-Assessment tool on our webpage.

Physical Requirements

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 wo[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 new Working in Corrections webpage for exciting opportunities!

Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below
Diversity Groups : Aboriginal persons, Visible minority persons

Hours of Work : C - SGEU Regulated 37.33 - one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings : 30

Closing Date: Jul 24, 2023, 12:59:00 AM