Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs? If yes, consider applying to this position.The Ministry of Children and Youth Services' specialized services and supports branch is seeking an innovative, results-oriented leader to manage the special needs unit responsible for the development of policies and programs for children and youth with special needs.What can I expect to do in this role?As manager of the special needs unit, you will:• Undertake ministry-wide and inter-ministerial collaboration in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive policies and programs to support the government's agenda for children and youth with special needs. • Establish and maintain strong intra- and inter-ministerial and stakeholder relationships.• To provide strategic leadership on key policy development and program design initiatives in the area of children and youth with special needs.How do I qualify?Leadership• You have demonstrated the ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve organizational goals while maintaining a positive work environment with a focus on staff development.• You are a strategic leader who can promote a culture of inclusion, accountability and efficiency in a fast paced environment. • You are a strong negotiator who can influence others to find business oriented and collaborative solutions for complex issues.Knowledge• You have demonstrated experience leading policy/program development across ministries.• You have strong analytical, project/team management and stakeholder management skills.• You have sound knowledge of government policy development and approval processes.• You have the ability to meet strict deadlines in a complex and demanding environment.• You have knowledge of needs of and services for children with special needs.Communication Skills• You have superior oral and written communication skills including, polished presentation skills and sharp political acuity.• You have delivered confidential advice to senior level executives and have managed high-profile issues.• You have experience building and maintaining relationships across the organization and externally to gather input and build consensus in order to deliver on priorities.
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