New Job Regional Manager, Child And Family Services Sahtu In Northwest Territories

Regional Manager, Child and Family Services Sahtu
Regional Manager, Child and Family Services Sahtu

Regional Manager, Child and Family Services Sahtu

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $114,000–$137,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

The Regional Manager, Child and Family Services plays a lead role in implementing the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) strategic objectives for the consistent delivery of child and family services, within the Sahtu Region. Under the strategic guidance of the NTHSSA, and the operational direction of the NTHSSA, the position will develop, implement, monitor, and provide reporting on the delivery of child and family services within their regions.

Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of professional social work with particular emphasis on assessment techniques, family systems, separation, loss and grieving, the impact of colonization particularly surrounding the residential school legacy, child and youth development and how these affect the placement and the dynamics of child protection.
Knowledge of, and adheres to, the Social Worker Professional Code of Ethics.
Knowledge of the NWT Child and Family Services Act; Adoptions Act and Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act.
Knowledge in the theory and a strong commitment to the practice of Structured Decision Making as a case management tool in child protection work.
Skills relating to program management, including budget development, preparation, and control.
Knowledge of how to design and facilitate a change process. The ability to build and work with groups and teams, planning and implementing change; skilled in group dynamics and conflict resolution.
Knowledge and ability to use a variety of intervention and prevention methods, and determine which method is most appropriate at any given time.
Word processing programs and spreadsheets – knowledge and application thereof.
Ability to skillfully use the MatrixNT information management system
Skilled in total quality management or continuous quality improvement processes.
Ability to supervise, administer, manage and provide effective and efficient leadership.
Interpersonal skills including effective communication, coaching and motivation in order to manage the human resources of the unit.
Ability to understand and apply the principles of labour relations and processes.
Written and oral communication skills including listening, observing, identifying and reporting.
Organizational, analytical, and time management skills to manage multi-disciplinary responsibilities in a timely and effective manner.
Able to interpret and apply detailed and complex legislation, regulations, policies, standards, and procedures related to professional social work practice.
Ability to make sound clinical decisions, and develop and implement child protection related programming.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals, agencies, elected community leaders, and employees.
Ability to build solid partnerships and alliances based on trust and collaboration.
Ability to be sensitive to the geographical and cultural needs of the people and understand how community and culture impact the delivery of health and social services.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Bachelor's degree in social work, and a minimum of five (5) years direct experience as a child and family services social worker, combined with a minimum of two (2) years of direct experience supervising child and family services programs.
Completion of a Master in Social Work and/or a Management Program would be an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.