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JOB POST #4014-2023

Correctional Officer

Date Posted: March 3rd, 2023 Date Closing: April 6th, 2023

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you enjoy working with diverse people? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to the safety of your community. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity, is committed to your development and is providing paid training for new correctional officer recruits. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services!

We are seeking like-minded individuals that demonstrate compassion for others and an ability to engage and support diverse communities in a meaningful way. You bring an awareness, sensitivity, and mindfulness towards diversity and understand the challenges/barriers clients from marginalized groups may face.


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 inmates
• Support the delivery of specialized programs, services and cultural activities for inmates
• Interact with inmates to maintain security and safety in the facility
• Provide community escort duties to ensure the safety of inmates, staff, visitors and the public
• Maintain communications with a range of contacts, including inmates, co-workers, supervisors, Native Inmate Liaison/Elder and clinical and medical staff
• Demonstrate the Correctional Services Officer core competencies of critical and strategic thinking, leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and integrity, and professionalism throughout all interactions.


If interested in learning more, you can join us on March 18th at our recruitment offices in Hamilton for a information session. During this session you will learn about the correctional officer role and recruitment process. There will be recruiters, correctional officers and trainers onsite to answer any questions, you can also check out our simulation cell to see what the inside of an institution looks like. Register Here

How to Apply:

How do I qualify?


You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply: • Be a minimum of 18 years of age • 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 Eligibility 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 • FITCO testing [must be completed prior to a conditional offer of employment has been made] • Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam • Corrections Foundational Training for Correctional Officers (CFT-CO). A training stipend will be offered to candidates who are selected. • Oral French Language test at the Advanced-Minus level (for bilingual correctional officer positions only) • Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes: -CPIC Check -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 • If you are a successful candidate, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada upon reporting to work on your first day.   Submit your cover letter and resume online Here

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