Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program

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Closing date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS Corrections Training

Job Code: 14736

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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Job Information

 Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program

Department of Justice- Corrections Service


 Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career?  Are you interested in having a positive impact on people’s lives?  If the answer is YES, we want to hear from you!

Corrections Service is accepting expressions of interest from Northern Residents for the Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program (CNRTP) eight week training opportunity, in Yellowknife beginning January 5, 2018. This program is offered by the Department of Justice to provide Northerners with the technical skills required to work in NWT facilities. Successful graduates of the program will qualify to apply on future Indeterminate, Term or Relief positions as they become available at our Yellowknife, Hay River or Fort Smith facilities.

This program consists of six weeks in-class and 14 shadow shifts at a Correctional facility. As a trainee, you learn to perform a variety of security functions to ensure the safe care, custody and control of inmates as well as the safety of staff and the public.  You will develop your interpersonal skills and professionalism to establish and maintain positive relationships with inmates, staff and the public to assist and encourage inmate’s safe re-integration back to the community.

Interested applicants must have the ability to work with a team, have good written and verbal communication skills, exhibit good judgment, be computer literate and be independent self-starters who are able to work under minimal supervision.  Cross-cultural experience is a definite asset.  You must be of good physical condition as necessary for running, climbing, standing, squatting, to drag, carry and lift persons and objects and for sitting for prolonged periods of time and possess sufficient strength and dexterity to restrain persons safely and to hear and be heard in noisy group situations. You must demonstrate a sound aptitude and appropriate attitude for work in this challenging field. Before applying we encourage you to review the Corrections Officer job description to ensure this is a line of work you are interested in.

Trainees will receive a training allowance of $21.44 per hour and a northern allowance of $1.77 per hour.

Acceptance to the program is contingent upon the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license with ability to obtain a class 4 driver’s license within 4 months of hire 
  • Possession of valid Standard First Aid and CPR certification or able to qualify for certification before course completion date
  • Satisfactory criminal records check
  • Satisfactory medical assessment

*Appointments for the Criminal records check and Medical assessment will be scheduled by the Corrections Service

If this program interests you, please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested. You must include proof of your education, drivers licence and First Aid/CPR with your resume. Failure to provide these documents with your resume may result in your application being denied. (When uploading documents to e-Recruit please upload all documents as one).

The Affirmative Action Policy will be applied in filling seats for this training opportunity therefore candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and require accommodation you are encouraged to identify your needs.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017                      

Job Code: 14736

Apply online today and start on the road to a rewarding career in the Public Service as a member of the Corrections team.
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Or contact:
Darrel Ouellette
Training Officer
Department of Justice, Corrections Service
Government of the NWT
Ph: 867-767-9263 ext. 82247
Fax: 867-873-0299