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Health & Social Services Manager

Job IDDA-61-6B-86-FD-6A
CompanyMSIFN - Mississaugas Of Scugog Island First Nation
LocationPort Perry
Date Posted2022-10-31
Posted Until2023-04-29
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
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Make a Difference Within Our Community
Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for an experienced Health & Social Services Manager to join our community and work with our senior management team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. The hours of this role are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm though some flexibility will be required to work evenings and weekends. The Health & Social Services Manager is required to be onsite Monday to Friday.

As our new Health & Social Services Manager, you'll report to the First Nation Manager and will be responsible for coaching the Health & Resource Centre team to plan, organize, implement, and control a variety of programs and services spanning health, social, cultural, and education. This role will also see you responsible for developing health, cultural, and social service-related policies and procedures for approval, implementation, and enforcement. In terms of leadership, this role will see you providing front-line supervision, direction, guidance, and support to the Community Wellness Worker, Home Support Coordinator, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Community Health Nurse, Child, and Youth Support Worker, First Nation Child Welfare Representative, Cultural Coordinator, HRC Administrative Assistant, Education Advisor, as well as other staff and providers who administer MSIFN health, cultural, and social programs and services to the community.

While no two days in this fast-paced role will ever be the same, your more typical responsibilities are outlined below.

Supervising day-to-day activities of staff and ensuring adherence to HR policies and procedures.
Working with the Health and Resources Centre (HRC) team to ensure program activities meet the community's needs and align with funder expectations and approved expenditures.

Supporting and coaching staff with progression towards departmental objectives as well as developing staff in the areas of change management, accountability, and professional development.
Fostering, encouraging, and promoting staff teamwork and effective communication.
Overseeing the operations of the HRC including staffing and usage as well as troubleshooting any problem areas.
Researching health-related information topics that would assist in meeting the community's health needs.
Researching, developing, and implementing policies to support the implementation of best practices across program areas.
Advising Council on all child welfare matters.
Acting as a liaison and public relations officer in matters related to areas of responsibility.
Negotiating funding agreements and planning, administering, and controlling budgets for designated programs.
Acting as the Ontario Works Administrator in preparing and submitting reporting requirements.
Developing and maintaining working relationships with other governments, aboriginal organizations, communities, and stakeholders.
Supporting the HRC staff in the development of a work plan to be created in conjunction with the employee or portfolio councillor, submitted with the annual budget each year, monitored monthly, and reviewed with employees in order to measure success using the PIM process.
Attending quarterly meetings of the Ontario Health East Region, DHT, and Southeast Area Health Board.
Coordinating service providers and contractor agreements and requirements.
Coordinating budget submissions and year-end reports to funding agencies and overseeing year-end activities related to budgets.
Start DateAs soon as possible
Salary$53.10/hr. To $60.94/hr. ($96,642.00 - $110,910.80/yr Based On 35 Hour Work Week)
Education RequirementsIn order to qualify for this role, you will need at least a Bachelor's degree in health or social services with a minimum of 5 years of management experience in the health field. A Master's degree in Health Administration Health Services, Social Services, Community Development, Public Administration, or a related field is preferred. You will also have previous experience working within or with a First Nations community and a valid driver's license. Additional Indigenous training and education are considered an asset.

You'll also join us with knowledge of/or experience with the following:

Knowledge of legislation governing First Nations (Ontario Health Act, Privacy Act, Child Welfare Act, Ontario Works Act, Education Act, Anishnabek Education System).
Knowledge of the operating structure of Indigenous Services Canada, Health Canada, Ministry of Community and Social Services, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Knowledge of federal and provincial programs available to First Nations
Knowledge of the federal/provincial funding and contribution agreements, arrangements, regulations, and guidelines.
As our ideal candidate, you will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues. In addition, it is essential that you have strong leadership and stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage, supervise, and provide support to staff. Your excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form as well as your organizational skills and timekeeping abilities will ensure your success as you work towards competing deadlines.

In this high-profile position, you will have strategic and long-range planning skills, coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs. Sound decision-making skills and the ability to motivate your staff will also be crucial to your success in the role.
ExperienceMinimum of 5 years of management experience in the health field
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