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Amended - Team Lead

Ministry of Long - Term Care
Long-Term Care Policy Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 15 months)
Job Code:
7A007 - Policy07
$82,215.00 - $119,496.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
AMENDMENT: Closing date extended due to OPS Careers system outage.

Are you an experienced public servant seeking to work on high priority projects, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to provide expertise in the planning and development of policies and programs that enhance the quality of care and quality of life for residents in long-term care? Can you manage complex relationships with competing priorities? Do you have impeccable judgement and political acuity? Are you an experienced leader, who is ready to mentor junior staff?

If this sounds like you, then consider this unique and dynamic opportunity with the Staffing Supply Branch in Ministry of Long-Term Care's Policy Division. The Staffing Supply Branch is responsible for leading projects that support the government's historic staffing plan and health human resources strategies to support the long-term care system. The team works with other ministries and external partners to develop and implement education and training initiatives for staffing in long-term care homes and to support an engaged and qualified workforce in the long-term care sector.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Provide project leadership, team building and oversight on key files
• Lead policy/program analysis options, provide strategic advice, identify issues, trends and provide recommendations
• Develop a variety of materials to communicate project progress, analyze issues, and provide proposed solutions
• Maintain a heightened awareness and tracking of emerging policy issues by conducting environmental scans and trend analyses
• Develop presentations, placemats, and visuals that tell a compelling story
• Provide leadership to projects and small teams
• Liaise and negotiate with internal and external partners
• Lead the development and preparation of briefing notes, and provide input on communications materials
• Provide subject matter expertise on a range of policy related topics
• Identify and develop working relationships with key stakeholders and represent the ministry on consultations, negotiations and working groups
• Deliver briefings, presentations and lead communication strategies

How do I qualify?

Long-Term Care and Policy Knowledge:

• You understand program/policy analysis and development theories, principles, and practices.
• You have knowledge of Ontario's long-term care systems, objectives, mandate, relevant legislation/regulations, emerging trends, and challenges.
• You understand government priorities, policy development, approval processes, and procedures.

Strategic Leadership and Project Management Skills:

• You have leadership skills to provide technical direction and guidance to staff, and to lead working groups on project operations.
• You have strategic planning skills to anticipate and absorb complex, large scale issues, and to recognize the interdependencies of policy implementation.
• You have leadership skills to provide strategic health care system policy expertise and gain support for ministry policy and program initiatives.
• You have project management skills and ability to produce high quality results on time through team-based approaches.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have oral and written communication skills to provide strategic advisory services to executive management, prepare issue notes, positions papers, reports and draft legislation, using standard computer software.
• You have advisory and consultation skills to lead work groups and discuss and resolve diverse and competing policy and program related issues.
• You have partnership, influencing, and consensus building skills to development linkages and consultation frameworks with stakeholders.
• You have presentation skills to explain project progress, explain complex concepts, and support decision making.

Analytical and Issues Management Skills:

• You have analytical and strategic management skills to research, analyze and formulate policy.
• You have prioritization skills to identify and manage a number of concurrent issues.
• You use subject matter expertise and political acuity in determining when/if issues project development warrants raising concerns.
• You have research skills to investigate and assess key issues to be addressed.
• You can evaluate direction, trends and standards to identify and develop options and recommendations.
• You can identify emerging issues and their political implications to mitigate or resolve issues.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 15 months, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Monday, October 3, 2022
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-LC-187688/22
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, October 20, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. 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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