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Organization:    Ministry of Community and Social Services
Division:    Operations Division
City:    Bracebridge, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, South Porcupine
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    10503 - Welfare Field Worker 2
Salary:    $1,121.25 - $1,346.88 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    47825
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If you are a versatile and self-motivated individual consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Case Presenting Officer, you will:

• review and assess cases when disability clients appeal ministry decisions regarding eligibility
• conduct in-depth investigations into eligibility of disability clients
• prepare and present cases on behalf of Ministry at Social Benefits Tribunal Hearings

NOTE: the successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to work from any one of the following work locations:
- 10 Government Road East, Kirkland Lake
- 50 Balls Drive,Bracebridge
- 621 Main Street West,North Bay
- 5520 Highway 101 East, South Porcupine

How do I qualify?

• You have a valid driver's license
• You must be able and willing to travel throughout the province as required
• You are proficient in English and have advanced proficiency in oral French

• You have knowledge of judicial/appeal proceedings related to social assistance

Research & Analytical Skills:
• You have demonstrated the ability to research, interpret and apply detailed knowledge of the Ontario Disability Support Program Act and related legislation, regulations and policies
• You have demonstrated analytical, evaluation, problem solving and organizational skills

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:
• You have demonstrated verbal and written communication and presentation skills to explain disability programs, legislation, regulations, clients rights and responsibilities, write detailed reports, and cross-examine witnesses
• You have proven negotiation, interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to apply tact and diplomacy in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
• You are able to negotiate resolutions with clients and legal representatives
• You are able to work effectively independently and as part of a team

Computer Skills:
• You are proficient withsoftware applications including Wordprocessing, spreadsheets, email and databases


Additional information:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 50 Balls Dr, Bracebridge, Central Region or 641 Main St, North Bay, North Region or 5560 Hwy 101 East, South Porcupine, North Region or 10 Government Rd E, Kirkland Lake, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Customer and Client Services
Posted on:   Friday, November 2, 2012
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 19, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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