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Detention Guard - Tsay Keh Dene

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Location: Tsay Keh Dene
Company: Commissionaires BC
Hours: Part time

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*PLEASE NOTE: this position is casual/on-call only. Full-time and part-time shifts are not available. You must reside within a 30-minute commute to the RCMP detachment in order to be considered for this role.*

Our Story

Commissionaires BC is a Canadian, not-for-profit security/enforcement organization that has been in business since 1927. Our mandate is to give back to those who served and continue to serve in our communities and country.

Commissionaires is the sole provider of Detention Guard services for RCMP detachments across British Columbia. With flexible employment opportunities and high-level guard training available, our Detention Guards do their part to give back to local communities.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity for growth
  • Work for a reputable and nationally known company
  • A challenging yet rewarding career
  • 4% vacation paid annually
  • AD&D insurance coverage

You’re a good fit if…

  • You value and want to participate in your local community
  • You live 30 minutes or less from your local RCMP Detachment
  • You are detail oriented
  • You are available on an “as and when needed” basis and can work day or night shifts as required

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Observe and check prisoners frequently and irregularly
  • Monitor all prisoners to ensure their security and well-being
  • Assist RCMP member(s) when required to search prisoners (training provided)
    • Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards; any movement of prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP
  • Organize meals, record prisoner activity and maintain a prisoner activity logbook
  • Monitor prisoners while in hospital (when required)
  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of cells when vacated or arrange janitor assistance
  • Record and report any damages or repairs to cells
  • Conduct search of cells prior to occupation and when cells are vacated
  • Maintain cellblock security by ensuring cell doors are locked at all times
  • Ensure cellblock keys are tagged and stored safely
  • Ensure all personal effects removed from prisoners are properly secured
  • Monitor fire safety and be fully conversant with fire orders
  • Handle and dispense laundry items
  • Under the supervision of the RCMP Officer, dispense approved prescription medications to persons in custody

Your Must-Haves:

  • Valid Occupational First Aid level 1 (St John’s Ambulance OFA1 or equivalent). Once hired, Commissionaires BC will maintain your certification
  • Able to obtain RCMP Reliability and Public Works Reliability Clearance (RCMP Clearance can take 4 – 6 months to obtain)
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English
  • Vision: Visual standards are RCMP-V4 (eye glasses permitted)
  • Able to bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistive devices
  • Able to use both hands

Your Nice-To-Haves:

  • Basic level computer skills
  • BC Security Worker License

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