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How to apply
A separate application for each opportunity must be submitted and must clearly show how you meet the experience, education and skill requirements for the job. The application must include the Job Title and Competition Number.
Email applications to:
You will receive a confirmation if your resume is successfully received.
You can also forward your applications to:
District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board
290 Armstrong Street, P.O. Box 6006
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
Fax: (705) 647-8983
The DTSSAB appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.Email Correspondence
The DTSSAB communicates primarily using email. Applicants are responsible to view their email regularly.Late Applicants
Applications received after the competition closing deadline will not be accepted.Unsolicited Resumes
Resumes are only accepted for advertised positions.
The District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board is an equal opportunity employer.
The DTSSAB recognizes that candidates may have individual needs that need to be recognized, respected, and accommodated within the hiring process and the workplace.Accommodations
Reasonable accommodation will be provided to applicants with accessibility requirements at all stages of the hiring process to ensure they are able to participate fully and equally.
Applicants do not need to disclose the nature of their disability.
Persons with disabilities in need of a position posting in an alternative format and/or who require accessible accommodations are asked to contact Human Resources in confidence.
Confidentiality of Information
Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for employment.
Contact Human Resources
Please contact Human Resources at or at (800) 627-2944 or (705) 647-7447, extension 2252 or 2256, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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Here is what you can expect as you go through the recruitment and hiring process:
Once competitions have closed, applicant resumes are reviewed based on the qualifications in the job posting. Individuals selected to move forward in the process are contacted to schedule next steps.Interviews and Assessments
Interviews and assessments are designed to evaluate each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes related to the job's qualifications.
Candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or assessments. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- In-Person Interview: the interview is a face-to-face meeting that can be up to one-hour with a panel of interviewers and includes behavioural, situational and/or technical questions.
- Practical Test: a practical test evaluates the candidate's ability to perform a specific aspect of the job by simulating a task.
- Written Test: a written test is used to measure the knowledge of an activity, function or task of the job.
- Paramedic-Specific interviews and assessments may include the following:
- Entrace Exam: a written test comprised of multiple choices and short questions that is approximately one-hour in duration, usually conducted at a nearby EMS base location.
- Practical Scenario: a hands-on scenario tested according to provincial BLS and ALS directives using EMS equipment. The candidate responds to a call with a partner and is required to treat the call as real, from departure from the EMS base to the hospital.
- Ambulance Driving Test: the candidate is required to drive an ambulance with an evaluator and is tested on proper driving techniques through regular non-emergency driving, reversing and a small obstacle course.
- In-Person Interview: as above.
Upon being invited for an interview, candidates are required to complete a consent Form with the names and contacts of three (3) supervisory or professional references. Personal references are not accepted
References are only contacted if candidates are successful in the interview and assessment stages and are being considered for final selection.
The Form authorizing the recruiter to contact your references must be completed and released prior to names being contacted.
Offers of Employment
If reference checks are positive, the successful candidate may receive a verbal offer, followed by a formal, written conditional offer of employment.Conditional Offers
All formal written offers are conditional upon the candidate releasing to the Employer a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police.
Offers may also be contingent on providing a Statement of Driving Record or other relevant and reasonable requirements, based on the demands of the position.
Only candidates receiving an offer are required to obtain record checks or other conditional requirements specified in their offer. These documents are not to be submitted unless a formal written offer is presented.
All records provided must be satisfactory to the Employer in its sole discretion and/or to the relevant certifying body (i.e.: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care).
Additional Conditional Paramedic Requirements
Paramedics receiving a conditional offer of employment must be prepared to provide copies, and show originals when requested, of the following:
- Valid Class F Driver's License/Photo ID: a provincial equivalent may be provided.
- Statement of Driving Record: this 3-year record lists licence status, Highway Traffic Act and/or Criminal Code convictions and points accumulated within the previous 12 months and must have been requested no more than 60 days prior to the date of the written offer.
- Educational Credentials: a copy of the Diploma to confirm program of studies is required.
- A-EMCA Certificate: a copy of the certificate or a letter by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care confirming a positive exam mark (until a certificate is received) is required.
- CPR and First Aid Certification: proof of current CPR and first aid certification is necessary.
- Proof of Immunization/Free of Communicable Diseases: form provided by the Employer.
- Pre-Employment Medical Assessment and Post-Job Offer Screen:candidates must receive a passing grade regarding their ability to meet essential position requirements, including physical demands, recognizing and acknowledging the provisions of and the Employer's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Testing is currently completed by LifeMark Health in Sudbury, ON. Candidates are required to schedule their own test within a provided timeframe. Unless otherwise notified, the DTSSAB is responsible for the cost of the initial test. Accommodation and travel expenses are incurred by the candidate. Details are provided in the written offer.
Confidential medical information is not shared with the Employer. The Employer will receive confirmation of the final results indicating 'pass' or 'fail'. A 'fail' grade renders the conditional offer of employment null and void.
- Base Hospital Certification: in order to perform delegated medical acts in the province of Ontario, paramedics must be certified by the Base Hospital Program. Individuals are evaluated on their ability to apply the provincial medical directives safely and effectively. Evaluation methods may include, but are not limited to, high fidelity simulation scenarios, skills stations, candidate interviews and written evaluations.
- OASIS Card: obtaining an OASIS card and ID number involves completing a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) form, documenting employment requirements and providing a photo, for Ministry approval.
- Non-Mandatory Certification: certification or training in the following areas are not required for employment DTSSAB; however, would be considered an asset: 12-lead, IV, defensive driving, CBRNE/HazMat training.
Orientation and Onboarding
All new employees receive a corporate and job-related orientation, position-specific support and training, and are provided with necessary resources and the experiences they require to be successful in their long-term employment at DTSSAB.