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Senior Program Analyst

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Child Welfare & Protection Division / Child Welfare and Protection Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary (up to 12 months with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
6A008 - ProgPlanEval06
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you want to contribute to important work improving performance, oversight and accountability in the child welfare sector? Consider this exciting opportunity with the Child Welfare Operation Branch, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to showcase your skills and expertise in areas of child welfare program development and evaluation, policy implementation, data analysis, and strategic-thinking.

The Child Welfare & Protection Division leads policies, legislation, and programs that deliver core child welfare services and is currently engaged in a multi-year Child Welfare Redesign Strategy. The work of the of the Child Welfare Operations Unit supports redesign through driving improved system accountability, efficiency, and sustainability.

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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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Provide financial and service data management and related advice to corporate and regional staff.
• Provide leadership to project work groups
• Collaborate with the other ministry branches in the implementation of key child welfare and out of home care reform priorities and program recommendations
• Develop correspondence, option papers, briefing notes, issues management plans, contentious issue reports, Cabinet and Management Board submissions, evaluation reports and internal working papers
• Represent the branch on ministry, inter-ministry and intergovernmental committees, task forces, work groups, project teams, networks
• Develop critical stakeholder relationships with external partners

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of policy analysis and program development and evaluation
• You have the ability to acquire knowledge of ministry legislation, policies, standards and programs
• You have the ability to acquire knowledge of financial planning processes/practices, analyze financial reports

Research and Project Management Skills

• You have research and project management skills and issues management skills to develop, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a variety of initiatives
• You can lead multi-disciplinary transformational projects from concept to completion

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have oral and written communication and presentation skills to write clear, concise reports
• You can provide policy and program advice, and to explain policy and program recommendations
• You have briefing and presentation skills to brief various stakeholders on critical child welfare and out of home care program issues
• You have consultation, partnership building and relationship management skills to establish key stakeholder linkages
• You have consensus-building and negotiation skills to gain support for ministry policy and program initiatives from other ministries

Analyzing and Problem Solving Skills

• You have analytical skills both quantitative and qualitative to analyze program data and information
• You have knowledge of service and financial data analysis by collecting, interpreting and analyzing program data and performance measures
• You have the ability to process and distil information from a range of sources, including research and scientific data, trends analyses, and independent research to identify issues

Computer Skills

• You have knowledge of computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and databases to create data sets, perform analysis, prepare reports and presentations
• You are familiar with databases and statistical packages for analysis of data

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 101 Bloor St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  • 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.
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 Wednesday, November 29, 2023 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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