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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.
This is a Senior Management position reporting directly to Assistant Deputy Minister. This position has four direct reports, Regional Manager Finance, Manager Career Development, Regional Manager Income Assistance, and Regional Manager Children and Family Services, the Regional Director is responsible for coordinating regional program and service planning and managing the delivery for 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 Assistance, Senior Citizens, Supplementary Benefit, Senior Fuel Subsidy, Daycare User Subsidy, Nunavut Child Benefit, and the Territorial Workers’ Supplement. The Regional Director is also accountable for delivering a wide range of family social services programs which include child protection, adoptions, foster care, suicide prevention, family violence prevention and advocacy for vulnerable groups who cannot advocate for themselves.
The Regional Director, must show strong knowledge of community social services practices, labour market matters and income assistance programs, specialized knowledge of Social Safety net program delivery, specialized knowledge of community development, knowledge of policy development and decision making processes, strong financial and human resource management skills, strong skills in managing staff and budgets, ability to apply management, motivation and supervisory skills and theory, ability to communicate with many audiences verbally and written, ability to interpret complex policy, legislation and legislative instruments and utilize results for program development and evaluation, and have the ability to effectively communicate in an inter-disciplinary environment
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field with 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.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language along with knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit are considered assets.