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Company Name Ministry of the Solicitor General
Location Napanee & Various locations across Ontario
Date Posted February 11, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Casual
Benefits No
Criminal Record Check Required Yes
Driver's License No
Driver's Abstract No
Education High School/Equivalency
Job Apply
Own Vehicle No
Rate of Pay $27.64 - $32.50 Per Hour


Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services? If so, then consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to keeping Ontario's communities safe. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity. The Ontario Public Service is committed to your training. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!


There are a total of 112 positions across Ontario.

Below is a list of the locations:

• Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre - 800 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste Marie, P6B 0B5
• Brockville Jail - 10 Wall Street, Brockville, K6V 4R9
• Central East Correctional Centre - 541 Highway 36, Box 4500, Lindsay, K9V 4S6
• Central North Correctional Centre - 1501 Fuller Avenue, Penetanguishene, L9M 2H4
• Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre - 711 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3
• Fort Frances Jail - 310 Nelson Street, Fort Frances, P9A 1B1
• Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre - 165 Barton Street East, Hamilton, L8L 2W6
• Kenora Jail - 1430 River Street, Kenora, P9N 1K5
• Maplehurst Correctional Complex - 661 Martin Street, Box 10, Milton, L9T 2Y3
• Monteith Correctional Complex - 3052 Rese Road, Monteith, P0K 1P0
• Niagara Detention Centre - Hwy 58, 1355 Uppers Lane, P.O. Box 1050, Thorold, L2V 4A6
• North Bay Jail - 2550 Trout Lake Road, North Bay, P1B 7S7
• Ontario Correctional Institute - 109 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton, L6Y 2C8
• Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre - 2244 Innes Road, Ottawa, K1B 4C4
• Quinte Detention Centre - 89 Richmond Boulevard, Napanee, K7R 3S1
• Sarnia Jail - 700 North Christina Street, Sarnia, N7V 3C2
• South West Detention Centre - 4819 8th Concession Road, Maidstone, N0R 1K0
• St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre - 1804 Highway 2 East, P.O. Box 8000, Brockville, K6V 7N2
• Stratford Jail - 30 St. Andrew Street, Stratford, N5A 1A3
• Sudbury Jail - 181 Elm Street West, Sudbury, P3C 1T8
• Thunder Bay Correctional Centre - 2351 Highway 61 South, Thunder Bay, P7C 4Y4
• Thunder Bay Jail - 285 MacDougall Street, P.O. Box 2806, Thunder Bay, P7A 2K6
• Toronto East Detention Centre - 55 Civic Road, Scarborough, M1L 2K9
• Toronto South Detention Centre- 160 Horner Avenue, Toronto, M8Z 0C2
• Vanier Centre for Women (Milton) - 655 Martin Street, P.O. Box 1040, Milton, L9T 5E6

Note: Hours for these positions are irregular and can vary from 0 up to 40 hours per week, with no guarantee of hours.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Perform a full range of duties, including the care, custody, control and supervision of offenders
• Interact with offenders to maintain security and safety in the facility
• Provide community escort duties to ensure the safety of offenders, staff, visitors and the public
• Maintain communications with a range of contacts, including offenders, co-workers, supervisors, clinical and medical staff

How do I qualify?


You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:
• Be a minimum of 18 years of age
• Be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada
• Possess oral French skills at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual positions)
• Be currently certified and/or able to be certified by first day of employment in Emergency First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
• Must have original proof of Grade 12 completion or an equivalency (e.g. general equivalency diploma/certificate)
• Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoons and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays


To be considered for the Correctional Officer position, you must successfully complete the following during the recruitment process:

• Ministry administered aptitude, cognitive and psychological tests
• Candidates who are selected to participate in the Correctional Officer recruitment process will be required to successfully complete FITCO testing prior to a conditional offer of employment being made
• Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
• Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
• Oral French Language test at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual correctional officer positions only)
• Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes:
-Vulnerable Services Sector Check
-Out-of-Country Check (if applicable)
-RCMP Records Check
-NICHE/RMS File Check
-PIP (Police Information Portal) Check
-Internet Search
-Credit Equifax Check
-Immigration Status Check
-Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Check - last ten years

***IMPORTANT: Please note a Fingerprint-based CPIC security check is no longer required as part of the security check process. Kindly disregard this reference in the security check information below.

For further information on the Recruitment Process of Correctional Officers, please visit:
• Email:
• Phone: 1-855-927-CSRU (2778)

Communication (Oral and Written) skills

You have:
• Ability to communicate effectively via oral and written communication
• Ability to communicate in writing (e.g. complete detailed, accurate and clear written reports), and documentation
• Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and respectful manner to provide information, instructions and direction

Observation, Analytical and Problem Solving skills

You have:
• Ability to assess problems and determine solutions
• Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate actions

Team Work/Interpersonal and Persuasion skills

• You have ability to work cooperatively towards a common goal
• You have ability to motivate, positively influence and assist people
• You can foster open communication and treat others in a consistent, fair, firm and non-judgemental manner

Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution skills

You have:
• Ability to recognize and understand situations that may produce conflict and use strategies to resolve and/or de-escalate
• Ability to recognize and assess a crisis or potential crisis situation, and implement appropriate solutions in an attempt to resolve the crisis

General Knowledge and Computer skills

You have:
• General knowledge of court procedures (e.g. to testify/present evidence at court hearings)
• Knowledge of different cultures and ability to understand and respect differences when interacting with others
• Ability to use computer software (e.g. database, Excel, MS Office) to input/retrieve data

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