New Job Social Planning Associate In Ontario

Social Planning Associate

Company : Region of Waterloo
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Advises management on social planning, policy analysis and development, project management, and community capacity building within the Department (Children’s Services, Employment & Income Support, Housing Services, Strategic & Quality Initiatives and Seniors’ Services). Works with departmental staff, other departments, and community stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services, and partnerships that improve quality of life.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of municipal and provincial social service and healthcare programs and related legislation; interrelationships between levels of government, public administration, strategic and social planning, research and evaluation, community development, program administration, and factors impacting social wellbeing and quality of life, normally acquired through a Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g., Social Work, Social Planning, Community Psychology, Social Policy, Human Service Administration), plus progressively responsible related experience in a social services or related field.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, collective agreements, and relevant legislation, guidelines, and direction.
  • Research, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills to create project goals and objectives; develop work plans; make systematic and rational judgments; schedule and organize events; and take a broad view of issues, events, and activities and understand their longer term impact/wider implications.
  • Leadership, facilitation, negotiation, and human relations skills to manage, develop, motivate, train, and support others in achieving objectives; build consensus and communicate effectively within a diverse service group; develop joint programming with community partner agencies; participate in news conferences and respond to media inquiries; present proposals and reports; make presentations to departmental and Regional staff (including senior management, Council, Committee), community groups, and other organizations; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to read and interpret legislation, guidelines, and direction; policies and procedures; government and community publications; budget and financial statements; statistical information; contracts; and proposals. Ability to write/prepare policies, procedures, and program requirement frameworks and guidelines; reports; articles; service plans; and correspondence.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential material.
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, and database systems.
  • Ability to travel within and occasionally outside Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Dec 07, 2021 quoting competition number 2021-2425.