New Job Caseworker (Grants, Loan, And Mortgage Programs)(Caseworker 1-2A-B) In Nova Scotia
|Caseworker (Grants, Loan, and Mortgage programs)(Caseworker 1-2A-B)|
Caseworker (Grants, Loan, and Mortgage programs)(Caseworker 1-2A-B)
Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,530–$5,706 a month
Location : Nova Scotia
Department: Municipal Affairs and Housing
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG
Closing Date: 11-Sep-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing plays a vital role in supporting municipalities and community groups across the province. Our focus lies in providing programs, grants, and funding to foster effective local governance and develop healthy communities.
With over 80 dedicated staff, we work diligently to fulfill our priorities we focus on partnership agreements, governance reform, and infrastructure programs to shape a prosperous future. Additionally, we remain committed to enhancing land use planning to bolster economic growth and addressing local priorities through new infrastructure programs.
About Our Opportunity
Reporting to the Program Manager and Senior Caseworker, the Caseworker is responsible for the delivery, administration and management of all grants, loan, and mortgage programs offered to help lower income households maintain, acquire, or rent safe, adequate, and affordable housing. Responsibilities also include the administration of the Operating Agreements which support Social and Non-Profit housing projects.
You are accountable for effective workload management, so that on a timely basis, applicants are provided the opportunity to establish eligibility for financial assistance to carry out repairs, renovations and adaptations to their homes, as well as mortgage financing for repair, purchase, or construction of residential dwellings. You prepare financial analysis of audited financial statements, conduct comprehensive financial and operational reviews of social housing projects, and calculate subsidies for housing co-ops in the regional portfolio. Related responsibilities also include drafting reports and consulting with stakeholders concerning intervention strategies to ensure the ongoing viability of the social housing project.
Qualifications and Experience
You possess a bachelor’s degree (business or financial administration).
You have experience in property management; mortgage, loan, and grant administration; budgeting, financial analysis and interpretation along with knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and basic finance concepts including accounting ratios and internal controls. General knowledge of mortgage lending is an asset.
Knowledge and skill in working with a diverse client base is necessary and you must have effective interviewing, interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills along with project management skills and a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision within a team environment. Strong writing skills are required to prepare reports and financial analysis as is the ability to make sound decisions, which is the most critical aspect of this position.
Proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database software are essential. Familiarity with co-operative housing and provincial home repair programs is an asset.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
We recognize equivalent combinations of training, education, and experience, providing opportunities for individuals with diverse backgrounds to contribute their skills and expertise. Related equivalencies may include, but are not limited to:
- A completed related 2-year diploma along with two (2) years of related experience;
- Four (4) years of related experience.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
PR 04 - PR 11
$1,764.93 - $2,852.85
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
You must have the ability to deal with persons or groups in all socio-economic circumstances. You must also have the ability to deal with seniors, persons with disabilities and/or lower income households in a tactful and professional manner. You must have patience and tact to respond to complaints from social housing boards, members and public regarding property conditions, subsidy renewals etc. Physical and mental stamina and energy to handle pressure in dealing with caseload demands is essential.
Occasional travel to various worksite locations may be required.
What We Offer
- Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
- Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
- Countless career paths.
- Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: PR 04 - PR 11
Salary Range: $1,764.93 - $2,852.85 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:
Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.
External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].