Correctional Peace Officer (CASUAL ON-CALL)

Government of Alberta - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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CALGARY - Eager to make a lasting impact in the lives of youth! The Calgary Youth Attendance Centre is seeking outstanding individuals to work with young offenders in our community. We are currently looking to complete our team with casual/on-call Correctional Peace Officers.

Playing an active role in young offender rehabilitation and community safety, you will administer and provide support for a broad range of community corrections programs and services to young offenders. As a positive role model, you will use your influence with youth to encourage the use of community services and programming to motivate long term behaviour change. You will be performing Curfew Compliance Checks, Community Service Work and Program supervisory duties on an on-call basis. Responsibilities for the curfew compliance check program include conducting random home visits and making telephone calls to ensure that youth offenders serving community sentences are meeting curfew requirements and providing reports to community partners to notify of non-compliance. With the community service work program, you will provide effective supervision to young offender work crews at various community service project sites. Program supervision involves providing support to the onsite school and recreation program, as well as other educational programs offered through the Centre. In this community focused position, your ability to liaise with a number of external and internal agencies is essential.

As the ideal candidate, you must possess excellent report writing and verbal communication abilities. You must be able to effectively address a variety of audiences. You are an independent self-starter who is able to work under minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills along with an ability to be flexible in constantly changing situations are necessary.

Wage opportunities are on-call positions with no guarantee of hours of work. Interested candidates must be available for a variety of shifts: days and afternoons, including weekends and holidays.

Qualifications

Correctional Peace Officer 1:High school diploma and two years of related experience; or equivalent as described below:
  • Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: 1 year of experience for 1 year of education or 1 year of education for 1 year of experience.
Correctional Peace Officer 2: High school diploma and completion of the in-service training course and four years of related experience, two of those years as a Correctional Officer; or equivalent as described below:
  • Directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: 1 year of experience for 1 year of education or 1 year of education for 1 year of experience.
Preference will be given to those with youth experience, high risk youth experience and/or experience working in group homes. Candidates must have a valid driver?s license and provide their own transportation.

Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies

Agility: Emotional Resilience - Recognizes how own emotions affect performance. Knows the signs that indicate feelings and uses them as a guide. Ensures that own emotions do not affect others negatively. Consistently takes action, anticipates the emotional triggers of others, and prepares to mitigate reactions and maintain composure and productivity, especially during conflict or highly challenging situations.

Drive for Results: Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them. Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress. Takes past experiences into consideration when making plans and adjusts plans based on past learning. Identifies underlying causes for success or lack of success, which may or may not involve self, and takes action to ensure future success. Holds self and others responsible for achieving results and agreed upon targets. Shows awareness of and concern for APS values and takes them into consideration when making decisions.

Build Collaborative Environments: Recognizes when there is a conflict and respects the other person?s point of view. Identifies common purpose as well as differing perspectives and raises them for discussion. Respectfully expresses opinions during decision-making process and supports. Encourages or facilitates conflict resolution directly by initiating open and respectful discussion of issues. Confronts and deals with inappropriate behaviours, including bullying, harassment or discrimination. Anticipates and takes action to reduce and resolve conflict at the outset, by encouraging on-going open two-way communication among all stakeholders and groups. Promotes collaboration and positive relationships (even in challenging circumstances) within and across groups and builds commitment to reach desired results.

Creative Problem Solving: Breaks straightforward problems down into manageable components to identify what needs to be done. Asks questions to get a deeper understanding of the present issue. Is aware of own assumptions and perspectives and is open to new and different approaches and ideas.

Salary

CPO 1: $25.87 - $31.73 per hour

CPO 2: $28.50 - $35.30 per hour

Notes

Instructions for your Resume

For Employment Experience:
Please indicate duration of employment (month, year)

Please specify employment status (ie. Casual, part time or full time)

  • Example: Loss Prevention Officer, January 2006 - June 2009, Part Time (three 8 hour shifts/week)
For any Post-Secondary Education:
Please specify your major and length of program and graduation date

Example: Police Studies Diploma, 2 year diploma, completed 2012

Applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted via email and requested to provide copies of the documentation listed below. Please note: you MUST obtain these documents AND submit copies of them to Human Resources by the deadline given in the email. Interviews will only be scheduled after you have provided copies of the following:

COPAT/PARE Test Results (issued within the past six months)

Standard First Aid and CPR - Level C (valid/current with at least six months remaining)

Class 5 Driver's Licence (must be full licence, graduated/probationary licence is insufficient)

Driver's Abstract (issued within the past six months)

Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (issued within the past six months)

Completed Personal Disclosure Questionnaire (questionnaire will be sent via email to those candidates being considered for an interview)

All documentation will be reviewed and assessed by Human Resources and candidates moving forward in the recruitment process will be contacted via email to schedule an interview. You will be required to bring the originals of these required documents to your interview.

Physical and medical fitness are essential in successfully completing the branch sanctioned COPAT (Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test). Justice and Solicitor General will offer COPAT tests at the Calgary Remand Centre for candidates under consideration. Please note: medical consent from a physician is required to participate in the COPAT

All costs associated with the recruitment process including documentation fees and travel expenses are the candidate?s responsibility. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the documents requested above from the province they reside in.

Candidates will be required to attend interviews in-person.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same classification level.

To watch the COPAT example video please go to the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHzeVetuy8&feature=youtu.be

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

What we offer:
Leadership and mentorship programs

Professional learning and development

Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How to Apply

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Please submit your application online. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx

As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are combined in to and submitted as one file using the following suggested naming convention:
Last name, First name_JobID #.

If you are unable to apply online due to technical difficulties, please submit a description of the technical difficulties along with your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # 1056404 to Tetyana Adamyk by email at Tetyana.Adamyk@gov.ab.ca. Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Tips for Applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx

Due to the large volume of applicants, we are unable to confirm for you that our office has received your application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.