Becoming a Custody Service Employee (CSE) requires a combination of education, training and experience.
Competencies are the personal attributes, skills and knowledge that are critical to performing successfully at a job. Competency requirements identify the essential skills necessary to perform the work. The competency development process recognizes that one may acquire competencies in many different ways.
Competencies are obtained through a combination of education, training and experience. A university degree in the Social Sciences or a diploma in correctional studies is a strong asset. Candidates who have work experience in an environment that contributes to the development of the competency requirements will also be considered. Typically, positions require the competencies as outlined below. However, specific positions may include others as specified on individual job postings at Jobs in the Saskatchewan Public Service.
The following locations are where CSE advertisements that are available to the public will be posted:
Candidates and new recruits to Saskatchewan Corrections must meet the basic physical requirements. The Corrections Officers Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) is a timed physical abilities test that is comprised of activities designed to reflect the physical challenges faced in a corrections environment. More information on the COPAT, and how to arrange for testing, is discussed on the following page.
The self-assessment questionnaire, adapted from a Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services document, allows applicants to personally assess their suitability for a position in a correctional facility setting. Completion of this questionnaire is not compulsory, nor is it required to be submitted with your application.
Whichever CSE career you choose, all individuals must meet the competency requirements, follow the application and selection process, and complete the training program.