New Job Placement Resource Specialist In Manitoba

Placement Resource Specialist
Placement Resource Specialist

Placement Resource Specialist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $68,390–$92,825 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Placement Resource Specialist

SP5 Social Services Worker 5


Department of Families

Child Protection Branch, Child and Youth Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40436

Salary(s): SP5 $68,390.00 - $92,825.00 per year

Closing Date: February 12, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Candidates are required to submit a resume and a cover letter.

The Placement Resources Unit provides oversight to the continuum of care placement services for children in Manitoba. This continuum of care is provided by third party funded and licensed community based organizations, private adoption agencies and Child and Family Services (CFS) agencies. Placement types range from short to long term and include adoption, group care, emergency shelters, foster care, crisis stabilization and treatment centres. The unit is responsible for ensuring service delivery strategically evolves by updating standards of practices based on program, service needs or legislative changes. This includes providing consultation and interpretation to both internal and external government sectors, provincial/territorial and federal counterparts, community organizations and public entities regarding legislative requirements. The Placement Resource Specialist (PRS) is responsible for collaboration with Authorities, CFS Agencies and third party operators, relative to legislative frameworks that support a continuum of placement options and tools.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have satisfactory criminal records check with vulnerable sector search.
  • Must have satisfactory adult abuse registry check.
  • Must have satisfactory child abuse registry check.


  • Post-secondary education in Social Sciences (BSW, MSW preferred) with child welfare experience. Equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be considered.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training and/or presentations.
  • Experience working in program areas that provide alternate placement care, including group care, foster care, adoption, customary care, guardianship supports.
  • Ability to form collaborative working relationships with communities, interdepartmental partners and non government service providers, to coordinate multi-system activities and create opportunities for solutions that meet multiple needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a high degree of professionalism, political acumen, and the ability to establish effective relationships with various partners.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate messages in a clear and consistent manner and to resolve conflict constructively.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with funding models, financial oversight, including grant or per diem funding models or budget experience.
  • Knowledge of Child Welfare System and applicable legislation, policy and practices.
  • Knowledge of historical, colonial and systemic issues affecting Indigenous peoples and applying these historical realities to present day service delivery.

The Placement Resource Specialist provides a range of services on a provincial and interprovincial/territorial scope and the incumbent will work independently with a high degree of autonomy, requiring the ability to make decisions on day-to-day work. This includes prioritizing work, responding to crisis situations, resolving complex, multi-system placement issues. The incumbent is required to perform all duties of this position with a significant degree of independence and initiative, use effective decision-making skills, and may be required to develop innovative solutions to matters and to determine the best means for accomplishing objectives, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40436
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.