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This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Family Services, and taking program direction from the Directors of Income Assistance, Children and Family Services (FS) and Career Development, the Regional Director is accountable for coordinating regional program and service planning and managing the delivery of all departmental programs and services provided to residents of the region.
The Regional Director is accountable for administering career development programs that provide income support to allow residents to take skill training, thereby enhancing their employability and their potential for self-reliance. In addition, the Director is responsible for the delivery of income assistance programs that satisfy the basic needs of residents who cannot provide for themselves such as Social and Childcare subsidy allowance, Transition to Work, National Child Benefit and the Territorial Workers Supplement. Finally, this senior manager is accountable for delivering a wide range of family social services programs including child protection, adoption, foster care, suicide prevention, family violence prevention and advocacy for vulnerable groups who cannot advocate for themselves.
Six positions report directly to the Regional Director including: Regional Manager Finance in Pangnirtung, Regional Manager Career Development, Regional Manager Income Assistance (2), Manager Income Assistance in Iqaluit and Regional Manager Children and Family Services in Pangnirtung. The Regional Director manages day to day operations in all program areas and provides operational supervision. The Director will be challenged to ensure that there is integrated case management amongst the Income Support Workers, the Career Development Officers and the Social Workers. As well, the Regional Director is accountable to the Directors of Income Assistance, Children & Family Services and Career Development for ensuring that workers conform to the standards set by the Department.
Strong knowledge of community social services practice, labour market matters and income assistance programs is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must also have knowledge of financial and human resource management processes within the GN including the ability to effectively manage staff and budgets to achieve organizational objectives. Proven skills in managing resources to achieve results and utilizing a project management approach are also required. Skills in using a wide range of computer software experience including database, spreadsheets, communication and word processing is required, as well as the ability to work effectively to integrate programs and services into a broader organizational context.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in social science along with 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible program management experience.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.