Correctional Officer

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The Ministry of the Solicitor General are looking for Correctional Officers! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

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 and is committed to your development.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General has put plans in place to transform and modernize the adult correctional system in Ontario and is investing in multiple infrastructure projects including a new multi-purpose correctional facility in Thunder Bay. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!

Employer Name: Ministry of the Solicitor General
Location/Address: Kenora Jail - 1430 River Street, Kenora, P9N 1K5
Application Deadline: October 21st, 2020, 11:59pm EDT
Hours of Work: Various
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: $27.92 - $32.83 Per Hour*

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Within an assigned internal/external area of the facility, and through rotational posts, the position:

  • Takes charge of an assigned area to maintain custody of, and supervise all offender activity occurring on that post (e.g. to account for and allow movement/access of offenders, visitors, professionals, volunteers; to facilitate participation in institution programs, visits, medical/dental services, food services, fresh air and video court).
  • Processes offenders on admission and discharge including verifying committal warrants and holding document(s), updating computerized offender management records systems, ensuring proper receipt, storage and recording of offenders’ personal property such as money and clothing within established facility practices, policy, processes and institutional standing orders.
  • Interacts with offenders to maintain security and safety of all persons in assigned area, instructs offenders in expectations of the facility, reports and controls risks and behaviours (e.g., escapes, infractions of rules), and acts as a role model on a day to day basis.
  • Conducts searches of offenders, their living areas and the facility property for irregularities and taking appropriate corrective action to maintain security and safety of the facility, offenders and staff.
  • Responds to emergencies including but not limited to medical, fire, escape attempts and offender disturbances in accordance with institutional standing orders and ministry policies and procedures.
  • Provides institution/community escort duties for offenders (e.g., visits, transfers between institutions, hospitalization, medical appointments, court attendance, temporary absences) to ensure the safety of offenders, staff, visitors and the public.
  • Maintains communications with a range of contacts (e.g., offenders, co-workers, supervisors, clinical and medical staff) including preparing written reports regarding incidents, offenders’ conduct/behavior, accidents or injuries sustained by staff or offenders and action taken, preparing daily log entries and completing forms to meet legal and/or legislative requirements; and participating in case management meetings and reviews as required. Maintains ongoing discussions to provide and/or exchange information, provide updates and discuss issues internally.
  • Deals with the public, external agencies and professionals visiting the facility including answering phone calls, testifying/presenting evidence at court hearings, coroner’s inquests and ministry investigations.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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-judgmental manner
  • 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 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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How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:
  1. You must apply online at:
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources at:
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job. The full job posting can be found at:
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
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