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30 English questions out of 30

April 30, 2020

Does Government of Saskatchewan offer massages?

Pros

-sunshine -great people -burgers once a week -slow paced job

Cons

-pool is pretty cold on chilly days of teaching lessons

burgers once a week

April 30, 2020

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May 23, 2020

Does Government of Saskatchewan offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Professional, supportive environment Supportive management Great vacation & benefits package Great pay

Cons

Nothing noteworthy that I can recall

Great vacation & benefits package

May 23, 2020

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August 22, 2019

Does Government of Saskatchewan offer dental insurance?

Pros

You have the opportunity to work with many truly inspiring and amazing youth, and staff. While the job has its rhythms, every day is different from the last and you never really know what your shift is going to look like until it is over. Depending on your compatibility with your partner, and the level of needs of the youth you will be working with, your days normally are really good. The kids certainly keep me laughing all through my shifts. And really, you get paid rather well to be a pro-social friend to a bunch of youth who could really use a strong role model in their lives. Benefits are better than I have seen almost anywhere else (dental is at least), but we could use significantly more mental health resources. The pension is pretty good too (9% matched defined contribution). The evening shift pattern is great if you like short term travel (5 on 5 off) but you may find that starting work at three and ending at midnight can become isolating. Being a provincial correctional facility, its not going anywhere any time soon (unless kids stop doing drugs, stealing things, and hurting themselves and other people) so you will always be able to rely on Dojack for employment.

Cons

Your bad days can get REALLY bad. Like completely question the way you see yourself and the world bad. It is hard to disconnect when you get home and I find that no matter how hard I try baggage from work creeps into my social life. And as interesting as your work stories may be to you, nobody who hasn't worked in corrections really gets it. It takes a long time to advance up the ladder. And finally, at least for me, it takes a while to get used to working in a correctional setting because it is so different from working anywhere else. The first year or two is tough because you get all of the crap shifts, and they can be intermittent at times (especially from September through to March). But once you get a maximization you are set for life if you want it.

Advice to Management

When problems are brought before you, it would be nice to hear you agree with us and work collaboratively with us to solve problems rather than a laundry list of excuses why we cannot do something to help the kids. A third staff on units 6& 7 would be greatly appreciated because there are 5 locked doors to get through when responding to 6, and 7 is a stand alone unit. Communication can always be improved but specifically floats and casual staff rely almost solely on email for updates. It would be worth while to have a team meeting for those who cover for team meetings so that we can be up to date like everyone else, and collaboratively work on being consistent and targeted in our approaches with the youth. And finally, a pool of financial resources that we can draw upon to put plans into action (say doing x activity may have beneficial outcomes for risk factors a, b, and c, it would be nice to be able to act rather than dream. IRCS does not count because that is only available for select sentenced youth and does absolutely nothing for remand).

Benefits are better than I have seen almost anywhere else (dental is at least), but we could use significantly more mental health resources.

August 22, 2019

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March 31, 2021

Does Government of Saskatchewan have a pension plan?

Pros

Basically once you’ve passed your year long probation the union is bulletproof. The pay doesn’t start as great but gets higher than most places. Only problem is it takes you 6 years to reach the top of your salary. Good union, benefits, EDOs and pension plan. It’s the place to work until you retire.

Cons

Hope you get a good manager and supervisor because it’s a hard place to get welcomed into. Lots of politics and hard to move up/

Good union, benefits, EDOs and pension plan.

March 31, 2021

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June 25, 2021

Does Government of Saskatchewan offer parental leave?

Pros

Paid vacation/sick leave, Benefits, Decent wage

Cons

Toxic work environment Poor upper management

Paid vacation/sick leave, Benefits, Decent wage

June 25, 2021

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