Correctional Program Officer
Organization Name: Correctional Service of Canada
Locations: Various Locations - View locations list
Classification: WP - 04
Salary: $59,513 to $74,647 (Plus applicable allowances)
Closing Date: July 24, 2011 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: PEN11J-009894-000007
Selection Process Number: 2011-PEN-EA-ATL-46144
Vacancies: A pool of qualified candidates will be established through this process to staff similar positions on an indeterminate and determinate basis with various language requirements and/or linquistic profiles.
Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Correctional Service of Canada
Who Can Apply
- Persons residing or employed in Moncton, NB and within a 400 kilometer radius* of Moncton, NB, within Canadian territory, extending to, amongst others, Miscou Centre, NB, Cape Tormentine, NB Seal Cove, NB, Forest City, NB, Connors, NB, North Cape and EastPoint, PE, Yarmouth, NS, Main-à-Dieu, NS, Leslie, QC, Cap-des-Rosiers, QC, Saint-Antonin, QC who are members of one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons** Visible minorities***
*The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada's Geographical Names of Canada website. For information on how to use this website visit http://www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca/centres/rd-ry-eng.htm.
**An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Effective January 1, 2010, all departments and agencies under the Public Service Employment Act are required to use an Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF)for appointment processes in which the area of selection is restricted to Aboriginal peoples only or to employment equity groups that include Aboriginal peoples. The AAAF is a condition of appointment: it must be completed and signed by the candidate before or at the same time as the Letter of Offer. For more information, consult the Public Service Commission's Web site on AAAF.
***A person in a visible minority group is someone (other than an Aboriginal person as defined above) who is non-white in colour/race, regardless of place of birth. The visible minority group includes: Black, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian-East Indian (including Indian from India; Bangladeshi; Pakistani; East Indian from Guyana, Trinidad, East Africa; etc.), Southeast Asian (including Burmese; Cambodian; Laotian; Thai; Vietnamese; etc.) non-white West Asian, North African or Arab (including Egyptian; Libyan; Lebanese; etc.), non-white Latin American (including indigenous persons from Central and South America, etc.), person of mixed origin (with one parent in one of the visible minority groups listed above), other visible minority group.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Various language requirements and/or profiles
Blingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Blingual Imperative CCC/CCC
A secondary school diploma or a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in a field that focuses on understanding and assessing human behaviour.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university combined with training and experience related to the position.
Graduation with a diploma from a recognized college in a field that focuses on understanding and assessing human behaviour.
Graduation with a diploma from a recognized college combined with training and experience related to the position.
*Significant and recent work experience interviewing, motivating and/or counselling persons in individual and/or group settings aimed at changing human behaviour.
Note: *Significant and recent are defined as minimally the equivalent of one year of full-time work
experience within the past five years.
Experience with the case management process.
Experience in the delivery of structured programs to individuals with integration or behavioural problems.
Experience preparing and delivering training or presentations.
Experience assessing human behaviour in the context of program delivery.
Experience interacting with and assisting people with unique and challenging needs.
Experience working in a correctional environment.
Experience offering services or programs to people in conflict with the law.
**Experience offering services or programs to women in conflict with the law.
Note: **This element applies to candidates interested in positions in Women's Institutions.
Other Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment
Willingness to travel.
Selection is limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons and Visible minorities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
RELIABILITY AND SECURITY:
Statement of Merit Criteria
Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. The majority of positions are located in a federal correctional facility. You will interact with offenders as needed.
The Correctional Program Officer (CPO) guides offenders to take accountability for their actions, while motivating them to learn the skills necessary to reduce their risk for recidivism. The CPO uses a range of motivational strategies to help the offenders see the value of program participation. The CPO identifies the offenders' risk factors, their deficits and strengths and uses this information to help the offender to develop a comprehensive self-management plan. The CPO evaluates the offenders on a regular basis to assess their progress.
Additional Requirements / Comments
- The department is committed to assessing candidates in a fair and equitable manner. If contacted regarding this selection process, you are encouraged to advise the departmental official of accommodation measures (such as an alternative method of assessment, a technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) which must be taken in order to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:
- Your résumé.
- You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment tenure
Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Should your email address change during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate that they meet the education and experience requirements. Failure to provide sufficient information will result in the candidate being screened out.
Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. A person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualification. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).
Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.
A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage in the process in order to better manage the selection process.
Proof of education will be requested.
The assessment of candidates could take the form of one or more of the following: written examinations, interviews, practical exercises, role-plays, behaviour-based questions, PSC tests, situational exercises and reference checks.
Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Questions regarding travel and relocation.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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