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Manager Children and Family Services

Family Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$107,718.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, the Manager Children & Family Services is responsible for clinical and managerial leadership to assure the provision of quality community social work care provided to residents of Iqaluit.  This position ensures all activities are compliant with statutory legislation and a variety of acts governing professional as well various non-statutory professional and Departmental standards and legal procedures. This position has three direct reports.

The Manager Children and Family Services provides strong professional leadership and direction to all Community Social Services workers, supervisors, and subordinate staff. This position is accountable to ensure that the wide range of social programs provided by Community Social Workers in Iqaluit meets the needs of the client groups in a rapidly growing and changing environment and conforms to the established standards and regulations. This position is accountable for ensuring and advancing professional practice competency with the social service work staff.  Furthermore, also represents Iqaluit and the Department at various committees, task forces and working groups at the regional level. The Manager directs the integrated delivery of regional social service programs in accordance with applicable legislation, departmental policies, and guidelines. This position ensures that appropriate levels of professional client service are maintained and that programs are being delivered effectively, efficiently and in accordance with professional and departmental standards. In this position, the Manager monitors, evaluates and assigns services for all aspects of, but not limited to the regional administration of the provisions of the Child and Family Services Act, and the Adoptions Act.

In this exciting role, the candidate develops and implements effective budget controls and manages the budget in accordance with the requirements for the Financial Administration Act and departmental policy. Provides financial forecasts to support community program needs. Furthermore, collaborates with headquarters to provide information for Briefing the Minister and Deputy Minister where required. In addition, this position works with the Iqaluit Social Services team and Headquarters to coordinate and to respond to requests from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate office.

A management and supervisor skill attained from a minimum of four years management/supervisor experience in the Social Services/ Human Services field; and staff supervision in cross-cultural environment, preferably in Inuit communities is required. The ideal candidate must have the ability to pass statutory training and maintain a Child and Family Services Appointment.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized

Degree in Social Work or equivalency, and a minimum of four years- experience in the child welfare field. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220