The Social Development Manager is responsible for liaising with local and provincial government agencies, community-based organizations and local communities to develop, manage and ensure successful execution of the Stellat’en First Nation’s social development programs. The incumbent will supervise and ensure the coordination and integration of the social development activities carried out at the project level while providing systematic identification and documentation of any community issues and matters. Specific responsibilities include the management of the following components of the Social Assistance Program: admission into the Stellat’en First Nation Social Assistance Program; effective and efficient administration of the: Basic Support and Shelter Assistance; Persons with Disabilities and Guardian Financial Assistance; Special Allowances; Adult In-Home Care; and financial management of the Social Assistance Program. This position reports directly to the Band Administrator and has direct reports.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Band Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date is September 24, 2020
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted, Thank you.
Social Development Manager of Qualifications
Education / Experience: • Degree in Social Development, Social Science or another relevant field • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant management experience in the area of social development and project management • Practical knowledge and experience in the management, planning, implementation and evaluation of community-based projects • Possess a valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation • Experience in working with First Nations Communities • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Major Accountabilities: • Develop, manage and ensure successful execution of the client’s social development programs • Supervise and ensure the coordination and integration of the social development activities • Establish the applicant eligibility for admission into the Stellat’en First Nation Social Assistance Program • Provide effective and efficient administration of the Basic Support and Shelter Assistance component of the Social Assistance Program by: calculating Old Age Security Social Assistance support and allowance rates; submitting a monthly list of all client basic support and shelter assistance calculations; and completing budget and decision sheets • Band representative with Ministry of Children and Family Development • Provide effective and efficient administration of the Special Allowances component of the Social Assistance Program through explaining Incentive Allowance Contract terms and conditions and administering these contracts; liaising with local employers and community service program administrators; assessing clients to determine eligibility for special needs allowance; submitting all special allowance applications to Band Administrator • Provide effective and efficient administration of the Assisted Living component of the Social Assistance Program by establishing financial eligibility of applicants for adult-in-home-care services; ensuring monthly Homemaker Service statements of accounts are submitted and reconciled with timesheets; liaising with the Community Health Representative regarding clients; submitting monthly Assisted Living Report & Approval forms to ISC • Provide effective and efficient financial management of the Social Assistance Program by liaising with other program field workers; investigating and reviewing social assistance financial decision complaints; and developing annual social assistance program budgets for submission to ISC • Maintain client records and files • Liaise with Education Coordinator to develop training programs • Use project management tools to manage and report on social development projects • Coordinate the social development activities carried out • Provide guidance and mentorship to facilitate the professional development of the social development team • Work with the Band Administrator and Finance Officers for implementation plans and budgets for social development initiatives • Evaluate, prioritize and monitor implemented social development projects • Promote and maintain positive relations with the Stellat’en First Nation community and other local communities and government agencies, community-based organizations and other stakeholders in order to ensure their involvement in social development initiatives • Promote the active participation of the Stellat’en First Nation community in the design, implementation and management of social development projects • Carry out research and relevant studies relating to social development as required • Handle public relations associated with corporate social responsibility, social development and community relations • Open to learning and ability to generate innovative ideas and solutions • Perform other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Proven report writing skills • Strong analytical and planning skills • Superior organizational skills • Effective teamwork and networking abilities • Ability to multi-task and meet high pressure demand and tight deadlines • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills • Excellent time management and stress management skills • Effective listening communication skills • Strong computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a highly proficient level • Knowledge of client files and record management • Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations • Familiar with ISC Social Assistant Program policies and procedures • Strong knowledge of the Stellat’en First Nation culture and traditions