Disability Income Support Program Supervisor; Employment and Income Assistance Supervisor
SP4 Social Services Worker 4
Department of Families
Employment, Income and Health Supports; Regional Social Services, Community Service Delivery Division
Advertisement Number: 39665
Salary(s): SP4 $56,040.00 – $77,714.00 per year
Closing Date: August 22, 2022
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.
Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) is a program of last resort that provides financial and other assistance to eligible Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. The program works with persons living with disabilities to meet their specialized needs and ensure inclusion in the community while also partnering with employable participants and their families to encourage access and participation in the workforce.
The Disability Income Support Program (DISP) is a new income support program for people with severe and prolonged disabilities, separate from EIA.
This competition is being used to fill supervisory positions in both branches (Employment, Income and Health Supports and Regional Social Services). An eligibility list may be created to fill similar regular and/or term positions in Winnipeg and will remain in effect for 12 months.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Valid driver’s license and the use of a vehicle for business travel in the province
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
- Must be available to work evenings, weekends and statutory holidays on occasion
- Post-secondary degree in social sciences. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered at a commensurate or underfill salary and classification level
- Significant case management experience in the EIA program, managing service delivery to clients and/or planning and evaluation of services delivered to clients (e.g. dedicated agency liaison, presentations to groups, panels, working groups, inquiries, complaint resolution, etc.)
- Supervisory experience, including the ability to provide daily direction to service delivery staff, schedule and allocate work, lead staff meetings, participate in recruitment, orientation/training, complete performance appraisals, attendance management and performance management as required
- Experience with EIA program policy interpretation and implementation
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Effective conflict resolution skills
- Effective time management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Strong written communication skills
- Ability to demonstrate the Department of Families values: Learning and Growth, Innovation and Initiative, Integrity, Community, Reconciliation and Accountability
The Disability Income Support Program (DISP) Supervisor and Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Supervisor are one of the final authorities on benefit allocation and legislation and policy interpretation for the DISP and EIA programs. Under the general direction of the Program Manager, the Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the consistent application of the relevant legislation and policy and to ensure that developed regional policy is consistent with the provincial program. The Supervisor is responsible for workload allocation, direction and direct supervision to staff under the direction of the Program Manager. This position is responsible for the training and mentorship of staff and participates in the hiring process. Cultivating and maintaining working relationships with various external and internal agencies, interest groups and other government departments is an ongoing function of this position. As a management team member, the Supervisor participates in developing and supporting program objectives and reviews outcomes on an ongoing basis.
Advertisement # 39665
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
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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.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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