Bilingual Financial Worker

Bilingual Financial Worker

SP1 Social Services Worker 1

Term/full-time

Department of Families

Regional Social Services, Community Service Delivery

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36646

Salary(s):   SP1 $44,276.00 – $51,671.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 11, 2020

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 to fill similar regular, term, part-time and/or full-time positions within Winnipeg and will remain in effect for 12 months.

This competition is to fill a French Language designated position; candidates under consideration from the interview process will be required to undergo a French language skills assessment.  

The Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) program is a last resort program intended to meet the basic needs of eligible participants, encouraging access and participation in the workforce for employable participants. The program also meets the special needs of persons with a disability ensuring their inclusion in the community while respecting their independence.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check with (Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and  Adult Abuse Registry Check

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • French communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience assessing and verifying information to determine eligibility to a program or for services
  • Experience working with people from diverse background (persons with disabilities, persons who are financially and or socially disadvantaged, newcomers, different cultures etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure with accuracy in an environment with competing demands
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public, program participants, staff and or agencies
  • Effective problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment in disbursing public funds
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality and knowledge of The Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA)
  • Experience interpreting, applying or explaining legislation, regulations or policies to others
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Applications particularly Word, Excel and Outlook

Desired:

  • Knowledge of different community programs or services

Duties:
The Bilingual Financial Worker functions as a member of a case management team responsible for providing Employment and Income Assistance program services. The incumbent communicates regularly with clients, agencies and other stakeholders by telephone, in writing or in person.  The incumbent calculates, processes, and issues benefits in accordance with the Employment and Income Assistance Act, Regulations and Policies.  The incumbent reviews, recommends, orders and/or authorizes expenditures for emergency, health and/or special needs and home & minor repairs submitted by clients.  The incumbent enters electronic data for clients’ budgets, pays bills, maintains client confidentiality and performs other clerical duties as assigned.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36646

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 may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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.

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