Full / Part Time : Full-Time
Regular / Temporary : Regular Scope Open competition
Closing Date July 24, 2018
Classification Senior Manager, Zone 1
Ministry Community & Social Services
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A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for themselves and / or their families.
The Department of Community and Social Services works alongside the Department of Children's Services to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind.
You can be part of helping us make a difference!
The Department of Community and Social Services leads income, employment, disabilities and community-based supports, family violence prevention, and family & community support services
Role Reporting to the Regional Director, Disability Services - Central Region, and as a member of the leadership team, you will provide leadership by promoting innovative and collaborative approaches and best practices in supporting Albertans with disabilities in the Central Region who are eligible for PDD / FSCD.
This includes analyzing and proposing solutions to barriers and challenges for individuals accessing complex supports and transitioning to other services.
To ensure success, you will need to work collaboratively with a team of managers and professionals to strategically plan and coordinate the development of specialized programs, services and initiatives to support individuals with complex needs.
You will require strong communication, negotiation and collaboration skills to work with a variety of stakeholders in an integrated / client centered approach.
This integrated approach will be individualized and focus on long-term success and safety. This will be complemented by leading and working in partnership with a diverse group of stakeholders to proactively develop a continuum of housing and services to individuals with complex support needs.
You key accountabilities include :
This position will also support critical issues management activities for the Regional Director
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate strong people leadership skills in order to build a collaborative environment and support a diverse team of professionals.
You will ensure the development of their skills through a strengths based approach. Success will be achieved by the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships and networks.
Superior time management and organizational skills are required to effectively prioritize multiple diverse and complex projects and assignments.
In-depth knowledge and understanding of business planning, quality assurance / continuous improvement and the performance management framework is essential.
Central Region Disability Services strives to cultivate an engaging workplace that is safe, healthy, productive and committed to service excellence.
You will ensure that your actions and behaviors align, support and model this with all our staff and partners.
If you are humble, work hungry, people smart and wanting to make a positive difference in Albertan's life, come join our team!!
Related experience or education maybe considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis
Experience working with communities and families is essential. Previous supervisory / management experience is preferred.
Experience in community development is considered an asset. Strong computer skills are required
Salary $3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi weekly
Notes This is a permanent position located in Red Deer.
therefore, the successful candidate must have a valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle.
The Health Professions Act requires that the successful applicant who possesses a BSW, MSW or Diploma in Social Work be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers prior to being employed.
Managers are expected to participate on an after-hours on-call rotation.
Successful candidates will undergo pre-employment security screening. In order to expedite this process, please be prepared to present a recent (completed within the last 6 months) Criminal Records Check at the time of the interview.
Please note that candidates will be contacted via email to book interviews. Please ensure you provide a current email address in your resume.