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Social Planning Associate

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Temporary Full-time (1 for approximately 12 months, 1 for approximately 3 months)
Department/Division:  Community Services/Employment & Income Support
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  Management/Management Support
Grade:  5
Salary/Wage: $71,962.80 - $89,962.60 per annum/$39.54 - $49.43 per hour
Location:  99 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON; 235 King St. E., Kitchener, 150 Main St., Cambridge
Closing Date:  September 18, 2019

Description of Duties:
Advises management on social planning, policy analysis and development, project management, and community capacity building within the Department (Children’s Services, Employment & Income Support, Housing Services, Strategic & Quality Initiatives and Seniors’ Services). Works with departmental staff, other departments, and community stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services, and partnerships that improve quality of life.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 
• Knowledge of municipal and provincial social service and healthcare programs and related legislation; interrelationships between levels of government, public administration, social planning, community development, program administration, and factors affecting social well-being and quality of life, normally acquired through a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Social Planning, Community Psychology, Social Policy, or Human Service Administration, plus progressively responsible related experience in a social services or related field.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, collective agreements, and relevant legislation, guidelines, and direction.
• Research, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills to create project goals and objectives; develop work plans; make systematic and rational judgments; schedule and organize events; and take a broad view of issues, events, and activities and understand their longer term impact/wider implications.
• Leadership, facilitation, negotiation, and human relations skills to manage, develop, motivate, and support staff in achieving objectives; build consensus and communicate effectively within a diverse service group; develop joint programming with community partner agencies; participate in news conferences and respond to media inquiries; present proposals and reports; make presentations to departmental and Regional staff (including senior management, Council, Committee), community groups, and other organizations; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to read and interpret legislation, guidelines, and direction; policies and procedures; government and community publications; budget and financial statements; statistical information; contracts; and proposals. Ability to write/prepare policies, procedures, and guidelines; reports; articles; service plans; and correspondence.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, and database systems.
• Ability to travel within and occasionally to outside Waterloo Region.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Sep 18, 2019 quoting competition number 2019-1889, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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