Youth Services Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Social Work
Contract - Part Time
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Brampton
  • Ontario - Eastern Ontario - Cobourg
  • Ontario - Northern Ontario - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Ontario - Simcoe
  • Ontario - Northern Ontario - Sudbury
  • Ontario - Northern Ontario - Thunder Bay
Entry Level$26.96 - 34.09(Hourly)2019-05-072019-05-31

Youth Services Officer 

 

Organization: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Division: Youth Justice Division - Six (6) Direct Operated Secure Custody and Detention Youth Centres 

City: Brampton, Cobourg, Sault Ste. Marie, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay

Job Term: 76 Fixed-Term contracts up to 6 months, with possible extension (This competition will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next 12 months) 

Starting Hourly Wage: $26.96 

 

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 you might be interested in a rewarding career as a Youth Services Officer.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Youth Justice Division, requires dedicated professionals to join their multi-disciplinary team(s) as a Primary/Direct Services Worker within a secure detention/custody youth centre.

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 in custody/detention facilities intended to keep youth active and engaged, focus on specific risks and needs of youth related to reoffending, teach new skills, keep youth safe, resolve conflict and help youth make better choices upon their return to the community.

The six (6) Youth Centres are:

  • Brookside Youth Centre - Cobourg
  • 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

    Please note: This competition will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next 12 months.

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 shift utilizing a relationship custody/cognitive learning behavioural approach.
  • 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?

Mandatory

  • 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 and CPR level C/AED Certificates.

Knowledge

  • 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 various youth justice related legislation (i.e. Youth Criminal Justice Act, Child and Family Services Act, Human Rights Code).

Skills

  • You have advanced communication skills – written, verbal and non-verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • You have good interviewing, 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.

 

Click the following to access the YSO application form: 

YSO Application Form

 

Enquiries:  
Email YSORecruitment@ontario.ca

 

Additional Information:
Individuals who have submitted applications within the previous 6 (six) months need not apply. The YSO Application is the only method of submission for interest in these positions. Please note that cover letters and resumes will not be accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected. 

 

Locations: 

  • 19 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 2500 South Lane, Sudbury, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 3 Temporary, 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
  • 14 Temporary, 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
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 390 King St E, Cobourg, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based), Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Ontario Provincial Police Investigation/Background Interview, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
  • 37 Temporary, 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
  • 2 Temporary, 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

 

Compensation Group:  Ontario Public Service Employees Union

 

Note: 

The recruitment process includes a physical abilities test as well as a medical and employment screening.  

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.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

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.

 

After completing the application, please submit the form using ONE of the following methods:

By email at:

 YSORecruitment@ontario.ca



By fax at:
905-826-1707

By mail to:
Youth Services Officer Recruitment
Youth Justice Division
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
6711 Mississauga Road, Suite 700
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2W3

All applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.  Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

We thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for further screening will be contacted.

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