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- Company: Youth Services Officer
- Location: Brampton, Sault Ste Marie, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
- Closes: Wednesday, 25 October 2023
- Type: Seasonal
- Salary: $31.14 - $39.37 Per Hour* *Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
The five (5) available Youth Centres for this posting are:
• Cecil Facer Youth Centre - Sudbury
• Donald Doucet Youth Centre – Sault Ste. Marie
• Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre - Thunder Bay
• Roy McMurtry Youth Centre - Brampton
• Sprucedale Youth Centre - Simcoe
This is a continuous posting. The screening and selection processes are ongoing. This posting will be made available until the position has been filled. Please only submit your application ONCE.
Do you have a desire to work with young persons in conflict with the law? If you would enjoy working with a diverse and challenging client group, where you can make a difference every day, then consider a career as a Youth Services Officer.
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Youth Justice Division, is seeking dedicated professionals to join their multi-disciplinary team(s) as a Youth Services Officer providing primary/direct services to youth within a secure detention/custody setting.
The Youth Services Officer position will provide you with an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity while you support and deliver programs and services to youth in the Ministry’s care. The goals are to keep youth active and engaged, focusing on specific risks and needs of youth related to reoffending, teaching new skills, keeping youth safe, resolving conflict, and employing intervention techniques and strategies to model pro-social behaviours and help youth make better choices upon their return to the community.
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism: We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
- Perform a full range of duties related to the supervision and case management of youth on an assigned rotating shift, utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Identify and participate in the provision of appropriate structured rehabilitative programs and services for a diverse population of youth;
- Ensure the safety and security of youth, staff, youth centre and community.
How do I qualify?
- You have successfully completed post-secondary education from a college/university of recognized standing in a related field with emphasis in behaviour management, adolescent development, and knowledge of family group dynamics, plus one year of recent relevant work experience OR a recognized secondary school diploma with supplementary courses in human behaviour plus three years of recent relevant work experience
- Valid Emergency First Aid, CPR (level C) and AED Certification.
- You have knowledge of various sociological issues impacting on youth.
- You have knowledge of case management and group work principles and techniques and gender responsive therapeutic programming, and treatment approaches.
- You have knowledge of mental health and behavioural disorders, abnormal and deviant psychology, symptoms and causes of deviant behaviour, and cognitive behavioural intervention-philosophy and techniques, as well as, knowledge and understanding of youth/adolescent development.
- You have knowledge of a variety of youth justice-related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).
- You have advanced communication skills – written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- You have good interviewing, mentorship, coaching and counselling skills.
- You are able to build positive relationships with youth.
- You have facilitation and team-building skills.
- You have analytical, interpretive, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
- You have computer skills to operate various business software and operational systems.
Hours of Work
- The hours of work are up to 40 hours per week (pre-scheduled and on-call). You are expected to work rotating shifts within a secure custody/detention facility setting that functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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- 10 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 521 Second Ln E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
- 10 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 2435 Hwy 61, Thunder Bay, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
- 30 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 8500 Mclaughlin Rd S, Brampton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
- 15 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 660 Ireland Rd, Simcoe, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 4.7 Category: Corrections and Enforcement Posted on: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Note: In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential. Employees working in congregate living settings may be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Employer’s policy and may be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.
How to apply:
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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code .