The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada's North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
Reporting directly to the Yellowknife Region Chief Operating Office (COO), will work closely with their COO and with the NTHSSA Territorial Manager supporting this program area, to ensure that client and family needs are being supported and addressed within their regional catchment area; and to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the region, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery in the region. They will also contribute to the development of the program area across the territory through their participation on cross-territory initiatives and projects.
Located in the Yellowknife region, the RMCFS is responsible for the overall daily management of Yellowknife Region child and family services, an annual operating budget of $5.7 Million, and a staffing group of 36 staff. The RMCFS provides support and operational direction to a multi-disciplinary work force and through recruitment and retention efforts ensures adequate staffing for the provision of safe, professionally competent, and culturally-appropriate services to clients in the Yellowknife Region communities. The RMCFS is accountable for critical decisions affecting various aspect of people's lives from birth to adulthood (including transitional age youth). The RMCFS is responsible for recruiting and hiring and managing skilled workforce. The TMCFS is responsible and accountable for ensuring the wide range of services provided by Community Social Workers meets the needs of client groups and the public in accordance with the appropriate legislation, regulations, standards, and policies.
The decisions and recommendations made by the RMCFS may have a direct impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources, program and service delivery, and financial budgets. This requires effective research, analyzing, and problem solving to be facilitated to ensure decisions align with the NTHSSA's practices as well as best practice guidelines, and to ensure effective use of funding.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Bachelor's degree in social work, a minimum of 5 years direct experience as a child and family services social worker, combined with a minimum of 5 years of direct experience managing child and family services programs.
Completion of a Master in Social Work and/or a Management Program would be an asset.
Must meet GNWT Professional Registered Social Worker Requirement. Must be eligible for appointment as a Child Protection Worker.