It was a very fast pace job. You dealt with the worst of society but the job itself was amazing. I learned how observation skills and many other. I was able to advance quickly and retire at a young age.
Fantastic position filled with new knowledge, amazing experience
Information Management System (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 15 September 2017
Start the day at a regular 8 AM start, log into e-mail and Assyst Ticket system to review today's work. Co-ordinate with co-workers to divide up work to each person's strengths. Each day included things such as imaging, administering systems, repair, client assistance, researching technologies.
I gained a lot of knowledge with my time at Correctional service Canada such as, advanced imaging, Assyst Ticket system, advanced hardware, active directory, remote desktop, video conferencing, and other technical studies.
The management at my job was fantastic, my boss was open to new ideas and additional possibilities for our division. He listened to ideas with an open mind and suggested things to supervisors about moving forward with ideas.
The workplace was very professional and all the clientele was polite and respectful of your knowledge, they relied on our knowledge of Computers and networks and respected our opinions highly.
The hardest part of the job was keeping track of the abundance of knowledge I obtained over a short time.
The most enjoyable part of the job was gaining knowledge from all my co-workers, all of them passed on information to help better me in the world of technology. Each passed on new knowledge that I used daily to assist clients and figure out new and old problems.
Transitional Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 April 2017
I was really young when I did this, and did not feel like I had an appropriate amount of training to be left with an inmate that was recently released into the community. I often felt like that duties I was responsible for were out of my reach and unsafe.
Staff Training Coordinator (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 26 January 2017
The atmosphere and environment are very negative as it's all about locking people away and removing their freedoms. It's occasionally an extremely rewarding place to work because you have the most profound degree to make a change in the lives of offenders. The majority of offenders are not bad people but people that have done bad things. They totally have the potential to become law abiding citizens and once again return to be contributing members of society.
Aboriginal Program Officer (Current Employee) – Innisfail, AB – 29 July 2016
Great job for work advancement, diversity and benefits. Very dynamic job as you have a different day every day! I learned about compassion and a better understanding of the human condition. My co-workers were wonderful and I enjoyed the team work. The hardest part of my job was not taking it home with me.
Benefits and a secure job
Sometimes getting personally attached to the outcome.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 16 June 2016
Work with the Correctional Service of Canada allowed me to expand my repertoire of skills to more than I could have imagined. I was given complete responsibility for numerous projects, both locally based projects at the Ottawa Parole Office and those with a national scope at National Headquarters. I received an award for my work on these projects.
Employees at CSC often devote themselves to a lifetime career in Corrections. Many have a personal passion for working in this field.
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Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Beaver Creek Insitution, Gravenhurst, ON – 23 May 2016
While the pay and benefits are second to none and the pension plan is considered the "gold" standard the job itself has very little rewards. In a typical day as a Correctional Officer you can be expected to conduct walks and counts of the Institution, conducting searches of physical spaces and offenders or in emergency situations responding to alarms. The work itself tends to get very boring and you will receive little help from Management who for the most part tend to be self serving and view Officers with disdain.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Warkworth, ON – 4 May 2016
a great job in terms of security. staff cohesion is mediocre at times. overall a toxic work environment in which you are constantly under stress and the threat of danger to your personal safety is a real and daily threat.