Correctional Officer/Juvenile Counsellor Training Program

Correctional Officer/Juvenile Counsellor Training Program

JC1 Juvenile Councellor 1; OC1 Correctional Officer 1


Manitoba Justice

Community Safety Division

Winnipeg MB, Various rural locations MB

Advertisement Number: 35532

Salary(s):   JC1 $27.58 – $34.35 per hour ; OC1 $27.58 – $34.35 per hour Plus Remoteness Allowance, if applicable.

Closing Date:   October 11, 2019

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

Women’s Correctional Centre – These positions are designated for women.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months. 

Locations to include:
The Pas Correctional Centre, Headingley Correctional Centre, Women’s Correctional Centre, Winnipeg Remand Centre, Dauphin Correctional Centre, Milner Ridge Correctional Centre, Agassiz Youth Centre and Manitoba Youth Centre.

As part of the screening/selection process to assess suitability, judgment, decision making and problem solving, all eligible candidates must choose to attend a series of tests scheduled for either October 17 & 18, 2019 in Winnipeg. Testing sessions can be up to six hours in duration and are also available in Dauphin, MB as well as The Pas, MB.

A photocopy of your full class 5 (5F) Manitoba Driver’s Licence is a requirement for testing. 

Interviews are to be provided to candidates based on test results, at which time a review of resumés/applications occur. The Criminal Record Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and confirmation of full class 5 (5F) Manitoba Driver’s Licence are mandatory and must be submitted prior to interviews.

For selected candidates, a mandatory unpaid training program of approximately eight weeks (full days Monday to Friday) is required. Following successful completion of the training program, you will be hired as a part-time term Correctional Officer or Juvenile Counsellor. Permanent full-time positions are subsequently filled with part-time term employees. Minimum of Emergency First Aid/CPR (Level C) certificate and a medical fitness report are required prior to starting training.

We are currently recruiting to fill our winter/spring 2020 training classes to be held in Winnipeg, MB.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Security Check, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Satisfactory Medical Fitness Report
  • A full class 5 (5F) Manitoba Driver’s Licence
  • Minimum of Emergency First Aid/CPR (Level C) Certificate
  • The ability to work extended and flexible hours including shift work and short notice call ins is required


  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Effective problem solving, decision making and sound judgment skills


  • Post secondary education with directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Committment to continuous learning
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Experience working with Indigenous people and understanding of Indigenous culture/spirituality
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

Please visit the following link below for additional details regarding duties and the recruitment process:

Applicants may choose to attend information sessions being held on the following dates, locations and times:

Winnipeg, MB:
September 26, 2019

Norquay Building
Room 514-401 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Dauphin, MB:
October 1, 2019

Dauphin West Centre
138-1st Avenue SW., Dauphin, MB
1:00 p.m.

The Pas, MB:
October 3, 2019

The Pas Regional Library – Annex
53 Edwards Avenue, The Pas, MB
7:00 p.m.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 35532

Manitoba Justice HR – Corrections

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants are encouraged to provide an email address if available. 

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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