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Re: BC Corrections

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:48 pm

I'm currently a CO. Almost all centres are hiring right now, so feel free to PM me if you have any questions about recruiting, training, the job etc.

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby noanykey » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:52 am

I'd be using CO as a back up in case BCSS doesn't work out. As a newbie, am I pretty much going to be working evenings/weekends/holidays?
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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:06 am

noanykey wrote:I'd be using CO as a back up in case BCSS doesn't work out. As a newbie, am I pretty much going to be working evenings/weekends/holidays?
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Re: BC Corrections

Postby sierraechomike » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:02 pm

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:11 pm

You will make the training wage which is now $21.24 for the six weeks of recruit training.

After those 6 weeks, your wage will become $22.45. Following this, your wage will increase periodically over the span of 5.5 years until you max out at $32 or whatever its set at (I'm not there so I don't know the exact figure). Your pay will increase as your seniority does (caused by hours worked and completing additional required courses).

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby sierraechomike » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:31 pm

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:20 pm

You join the union once you start training.

Basically, recruit training is 6 weeks long. Once you’re done those 6 weeks, you will become a security officer. To become a correctional officer, you have to complete 5 courses in the six months immediately following recruit training, then once that’s done you’ll have another set of courses (can’t remember how many right now) to complete one year after those six months courses are done.

Basically a security officer is just the lowest rank. You start as a security officer, then become a correctional officer. But a security officer and correctional officer do the EXACT same job. Only difference is that a CO has put in more hours and has done those additional courses.

Security officers mainly only work living units. Although there could be the occasional time you will fill in for programs. You can typically move into control and those type of positions after a couple of years.

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby sierraechomike » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:45 pm

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:48 pm

No, there's no application process or anything. Just do your courses and go to work.

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby sierraechomike » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:51 pm

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby tenacity » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:45 pm

matic92 wrote:You will make the training wage which is now $21.24 for the six weeks of recruit training.

After those 6 weeks, your wage will become $22.45. Following this, your wage will increase periodically over the span of 5.5 years until you max out at $32 or whatever its set at (I'm not there so I don't know the exact figure). Your pay will increase as your seniority does (caused by hours worked and completing additional required courses).
Where is the 6 weeks of recruit training? Is it at the correctional centre or elsewhere?

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby matic92 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:59 pm

tenacity wrote:
matic92 wrote:You will make the training wage which is now $21.24 for the six weeks of recruit training.

After those 6 weeks, your wage will become $22.45. Following this, your wage will increase periodically over the span of 5.5 years until you max out at $32 or whatever its set at (I'm not there so I don't know the exact figure). Your pay will increase as your seniority does (caused by hours worked and completing additional required courses).
Where is the 6 weeks of recruit training? Is it at the correctional centre or elsewhere?
At the correctional centre

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby Nesdolian » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:42 am

Be mindful of the amount of hours guaranteed to you to start. Most centres start you off as a part time regular which means you're only guaranteed 35 hours every two weeks. How they schedule those 35 hours + is up to them. I.e. You can be on call...

Full time is only 35 hours a week also (unless something has changed) so do the math on your yearly salary. Don't let the $30/ hr fool you. Not saying it's a bad choice, just know what you're getting into. :thumbsup:

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Re: BC Corrections

Postby sierraechomike » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:10 am

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