Apply By: Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Youth Justice Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1012G - Social Services53
$79,720.00 - $120,574.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
If you have well-developed leadership and are seeking a venue to exhibit your planning, managing and facilitation skills, the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services, Youth Justice Division (YJD) may have the perfect opportunity for you!

As the Probation Manager you will oversee the delivery of YJD probation services and programs for youth in conflict with the law. You will be instrumental in the planning and implementation of policies, initiatives and operational plans for a safe, secure, efficient, effective and accountable justice system.

About the Youth Justice Division
The Youth Justice Division (YJD) provides policy direction, funds and implements ministry programs for youth in or at risk of conflict with the law, including the operation of Ontario's secure custody/detention facilities and probation offices for youth as well as programs focused on prevention and diversion, alternatives to custody, and reintegration. YJD actively seeks collaboration opportunities that intersect with the work of other Ministries and Divisions.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Lead and manage a team in the delivery of a program or service operation and contribute to financial, business, strategic planning and evaluation processes
• Provide expertise to staff and stakeholders regarding the interpretation of legislation and policy
• Conduct quality assurance reviews/audits of case files
• Ensure compliance with regulatory, legal, financial, collective agreements and ministry policy commitments
• Identify financial, material and human resources needs, manages and control the operational /program/project or activities budget
• You are able to identify staffing needs, conduct recruitment and selection activities, manage orientation/training, and address employee/labour relations/employee matters.
• Bring an innovative, digital mindset to your work, enabling you to incorporate new tools, technology and practices to support program planning and service delivery.

Leadership in the OPS
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

Visit theLeadership Talent Officeon Yammer to learn more about the OPS Leadership Model and to view the application preparation guide for management competitions.

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Managerial Skills

• You have leadership skills to communicate values, strategies, expectations, and promote an engaged and inclusive environment.
• You are able to contribute to succession planning, establish performance standards, conduct regular performance management reviews and build individual and team competencies.
• You have proven experience determining financial, material and human resources needs to meet program objectives.
• You have the ability to oversee the entire management including the day-to-day operations and the business planning process of the program.
• You can balance competing priorities in a fast paced environment while exercising judgment skills to prioritize work and delegate to staff as required.

Technical Knowledge

• You have proven ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures to ensure services are delivered in accordance with ministry standards
• You have knowledge of case management theories, practices, and principles; residential program standards and service delivery, related legislation and treatment options.
• You have experience with project management principles and methodologies to manage the delivery of program plans, initiatives and goals.

Program Planning and Analytical Skills

• You have demonstrated experience participating in the development of long-term and annual plans and ensuring compliance with performance measures and service standards.
• You are able to plan and co-ordinate services and programs, identify and resolve service gaps, recommend improvements to business processes, facilitate young person rehabilitation and provide input for policy and initiative development.
• You are able to identify, analyze and manage contentious issues at the area level.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have interpersonal skills to liaise with external and internal stakeholders, partners and consultants.
• You can maintain strong networks and partnerships by using negotiation, interpersonal, and consensus building skills.
• You can communicate complex and specialized language into terms that are easily understood by a variety of audiences

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

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  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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