County of Huron, Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services

The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services works in collaboration with the Director of Social and Property Services to ensure the management, direction and overall performance of the division’s programs offered are in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations. The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services ensures the program delivery through planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Work is achieved through management and coordination of program staff.

The Corporation of the County of Huron, Social and Property Services Department requires a Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services

The County of Huron, known as “Ontario’s West Coast,” is a mosaic of vibrant communities along the shores of Lake Huron. The County has a population of approx. 60,000 people. Amidst pastoral and marine scenery, the County’s economic strengths are agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and culture. Please visit MakeHuronHome.ca and HuronCounty.ca. 

The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services works in collaboration with the Director of Social and Property Services to ensure the management, direction and overall performance of the division’s programs offered are in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations. The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services ensures the program delivery through planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Work is achieved through management and coordination of program staff.

The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services is a member of the Social and Property Services management team which is responsible for strategic and operational planning, budgeting, establishing policy, resolving human resource issues and preparing and presenting reports to County Council.

The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services fosters innovation and learning, best practices and efficiency throughout the department. The position is the system manager for the Ministry of Education, with nine child care centres and EarlyOn programming.

The Manager of Ontario Works and Children’s Services represents the Social and Property Services Department and the County of Huron, and acts as a resource to colleagues, peers, community groups and agencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Strong skills in leadership within an interdisciplinary team, program and project planning and evaluation, innovation, communication, team building, personnel management, collaboration, budgeting and financial management, critical thinking.
  • Ensure the provision of programs and services according to provincial legislation, Ontario Works and Children’s Services and County policies and procedures.
  • Works with community stakeholders to bring about social change and improve quality of life as related to poverty and child development.
  • Participate as an active member of the Social and Property Services management team.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Ontario Works Supervisor and the Children’s Services Supervisor in each division, including regular performance reviews.
  • Provide input to the Director of Social and Property Services on the annual budget for the assigned division.
  • Administer / monitor the approved budgets for the assigned division.
  • Ensure completion, accuracy and compliance with ministry statistical and financial reporting.
  • Research, develop and write proposals to meet the requirements of new provincial ministry initiatives.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other County departments, provincial ministries, local agencies, professionals and community.
  • Provide leadership to the team as they plan, implement and evaluated assigned programs and services.
  • Possess a sound knowledge of Department programs to ensure coordination of division programs with other Social and Property Service programs.
  • Participate in recruitment and ensure appropriate orientation for new staff, students and volunteers.
  • Identify staff training needs and plan for professional development and continuing education. Facilitate training sessions as required.
  • When necessary, intervene or arbitrate in crisis / conflict situations between staff and program participants.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor Degree in Social Services or related field.
  • 6 years related experience – minimum 2 years working in related field and 4 years management.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong skills in leadership, program planning and evaluation, innovation, communication, team building, personnel management, collaboration, budgeting and financial management and critical thinking.
  • Excellent strategic planning, analytical, problem solving, and investigative skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with computer information systems.

Salary: $102,044 to $114,316 per annum 

Please forward your cover letter and resume in PDF format by 4:30 pm on Thurday June 28th, 2018 to:

The Corporation of the County of Huron -- Human Resources

1 Courthouse Square

Goderich, Ontario

N7A 1M2

Email: humanresources@huroncounty.ca

The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. 

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.