Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Lindsay, Canada
11d ago

Consider this unique opportunity as a Recreation Officer and showcase your expertise in the delivery of a balanced (physical, social, cultural, educational), diverse, year-

round recreation program for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Central East Correctional Centre.

Please note : This position is temporary, irregular on-call, up to 40 hours per week.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will :

  • Plan, design, implement, facilitate and evaluate institutional recreation programs and special events
  • Provide instructions, including lectures, discussions and demonstrations in recreational activities
  • Provide program evaluation and feedback

  • Arrange for facilities, equipment, and materials required for recreational activities
  • Ensure security, control, and safety standards are maintained
  • Provide for the care, custody and control of participants, and respond to emergency situations
  • Prepare incident, occurrence, accident and / or injury related reports
  • Mandatory

  • You have valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Heartsaver Certificates
  • Specialized Knowledge and Experience

  • You have knowledge of the theories, principles and rules of recreation activities, such as physical education, kinesiology or recreation leadership
  • You demonstrate experience in designing, planning, evaluating and recommending changes to recreation programs and special events
  • You have knowledge of practical correctional and motivational techniques, and you can perform supervision during recreation activities
  • Legislation Knowledge

  • You can understand, apply and comply with policies and procedures related to institution security to ensure the custody, control and safety of participants
  • You have a good understanding of relevant legislation, such as the Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Communication, Interpersonal and Counselling Skills

  • You can provide clear instruction and guidance to participants in physical, social, culture and / or educational recreation activities
  • You have strong writing skills to complete routine reports
  • You can use counseling and influencing skills to promote participation in recreational activities
  • Analytical and Evaluation Skills

  • You can use a variety of techniques, including verbal defusing techniques, to assess and deal with disruptive behaviour, as well as safety and security issues
  • You can assist with the planning and design of recreational programs, and the selection of required equipment and materials
  • You demonstrate mathematical and grammatical fluency to prepare reports and maintain an accurate count of participants and equipment inventory
  • Coordination and Computer Skills

  • You can coordinate activities, organize resources and secure facilities for the recreation program
  • You can use computer applications to schedules, reports and email correspondence
  • Additional Information : Note :

    Note :

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check.
  • Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section 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), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results.

    If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above 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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.

    Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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