New Job Unit Supervisor In Manitoba

Unit Supervisor
Unit Supervisor

Unit Supervisor

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $68,390–$92,825 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Unit Supervisor

SP5 Social Services Worker 5

Regular/full-time; Regular/part-time

Department of Families

Winnipeg Child and Family Services, Community Service Delivery

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 41515

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

Closing Date: July 21, 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 established and maintained for 12 months to fill term and regular positions within WCFS programs such as Family Services, Permanency Planning, Resources and Emergency Placement Resources.
Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Winnipeg Child and Family Services (WCFS) provides a comprehensive continuum of child protection and family support services in Winnipeg in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act and the Adoption Act. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of Unit Supervisor. Winnipeg Child and Family Services partners with the community to provide supportive and preventative services to families, provides protection services to children at risk of abuse and neglect, provides basic and specialized placement services to meet the needs of children in care and provides adoptive and post-adoptive services along with guardianship responsibilities to children, youth and families when reunification is no longer an option.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check
  • Must have a valid class 5F driver's license, access to a vehicle, and the ability to travel within Winnipeg



  • Post-secondary degree in social sciences (BSW, MSW preferred). An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered at a commensurate classification and salary
  • Supervisory experience including leading, developing, and managing staff
  • Experience providing case management services to children and families including assessment, planning, implementation (including counselling), evaluation, and closure
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with interpreting and applying legislation including The Child and Family Services Act, The Child and Family Services Authorities Act, The Adoption Act, and the Manitoba Child and Family Services Standards
  • Knowledge of child development including the ability to assess when children are at risk of abuse and neglect
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish, engage, and maintain strong relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Strong crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Under the supervision of the Service Director and in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act, the Adoption Act, Provincial Standards and Branch principles of service delivery, the Unit Supervisor is responsible for providing dynamic professional leadership within the program function to provide and strengthen client services, to develop effective staff and work teams, and to ensure effective and efficient utilization of financial and human resources. The Unit Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership and support in a range of management and supervisory activities associated with service delivery including policy interpretation, case management, program and service development operational planning, financial and human resource management.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 41515
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.