New Job Investigator In Manitoba
Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $68,390–$92,825 a year
Location : Manitoba
SP5 Social Services Worker 5
Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth
Child Death Reviews and Investigations
Advertisement Number: 41680
Salary(s): SP5 $68,390.00 - $92,825.00 per year
Closing Date: August 29, 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).
This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.
The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly and is independent of government. The Manitoba Advocate’s statutory mandate includes representing the rights, interests, and viewpoints of children, youth, and young adults receiving any designated or reviewable services as described under The Advocate for Children and Youth Act. The Manitoba Advocate also reviews and reports upon the standards and quality of those reviewable and designated services provided to children, youth, and young adults who have died, to educate the public and to enhance the safety and well-being of Manitoba children, youth, and young adults.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Prior Contact Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
- Must possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s License, access to a vehicle, and ability and willingness to travel throughout Manitoba. Some travel outside of Manitoba may be required.
- Post-secondary degree, preferably at the Masters level, in social sciences, health, social work, law, or related discipline, and several years of experience providing services to children, youth, or young adults. An equivalent combination of education and extensive experience may also be considered.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of provincial child- and youth-serving public systems, including child and family, youth justice, addictions, disabilities, mental health, education, and/or victim supports services/systems, and associated legislation, regulations, policies and standards.
- Demonstrated experience conducting complex, difficult and sensitive investigations with sensitivity, confidentiality and sound judgment.
- Experience developing investigative plans, gathering evidence, conducting interviews and drafting recommendations.
- Excellent written communication skills with experience writing comprehensive reports.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage emotionally charged situations with the ability to communicate effectively with individual children, youth, young adults, and their families.
- Ability to successfully work and thrive in an environment with daily exposure to emotionally taxing situations (e.g. unexpected child deaths, suicides, accidents, and homicides).
- Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to manage high volume work load with conflicting priorities and deadlines.
- Strong understanding of the ongoing legacy of colonization and its impact on Indigenous Peoples, with commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Understanding and knowledge of the role and function of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.
- Experience conducting child and/or family assessments to evaluate risk.
- Ability to use, and knowledge of, automated case management information and case tracking systems and word processing software.
- Ability to communicate in French or one of Manitoba’s Indigenous languages.
- Registered or eligible to be registered as a social worker with the Manitoba College of Social Workers. Eligibility for registration with other regulatory bodies will be considered.
- Strong qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills with experience assessing evidence.
As directed or required by the Manitoba Advocate or designate, the incumbent represents the rights of, and acts as an advocate on behalf of any child, youth, or young adult. Reporting to the Program Manager, Investigations and Child Death Reviews, as designated by the Manitoba Advocate, the incumbent reviews the services provided to children, youth, or young adults who, at the time of their death or in the year that preceded the death, received services from any reviewable services as described under The Advocate for Children and Youth Act. Following a review, the Investigator may be directed to prepare an investigation on behalf of the Manitoba Advocate reviewing the services which were delivered to the child, youth, young adult, or their family. Investigations evaluate the circumstances surrounding the death and may recommend formal changes to the standards, policies, regulations, or practices in order to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of services and to reduce the likelihood of a death occurring in similar circumstances. The incumbent participates in public education activities as assigned by the Manitoba Advocate or designate to bring awareness to the community regarding the principles and mandate under which these reviews will be conducted, or more generally, to the work of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.
Competitive Process: The competition will include, in addition to a board interview(s), a comprehensive written assessment. The successful candidate will be subject to a six (6) month probationary period.
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.