Apply By: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Selection Process

Approximately 43 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Senior Policy Advisor

Ministry of Health
Strategic Partnerships Division / Home and Community Care Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A007 - Policy06
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
An exciting opportunity exists with the Home and Community Care Branch, for analytical, results-oriented professionals interested in developing strategic health policy for Ontario. Working with a team committed to improving the quality and delivery of publicly-funded health care services, you will help set strategic direction for Ontario's health care system.

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:
• Develop innovative health policy options and recommendations based on evidence-based policy research, analysis and synthesis.
• Provide leadership and expertise in researching, designing and implementing health policies and strategies that improve Ontarians' access to a quality, integrated publicly funded health system.
• Provide project leadership on health system policy and strategic initiatives.
• Develop partnership with key health system stakeholders.

How do I qualify?

Policy Development and Research Expertise

• You have knowledge of policy and legislative processes
• You have knowledge of program development and implementation
• You have experience in using policy and research tools, methods and techniques
• You can assess the effectiveness of policies/programs against Ministry initiatives and goals

Critical Thinking, Creativity and Communication Skills

• You are a critical thinker who can define problems based on a systems view, conceptualize complex issues and creatively develop coherent results-oriented plans to achieve improvement
• You can respond to issues, provide recommendations and prepare reports using standard computer software
• You can create, lead and present research findings to senior management

Relationship and Project Management Skills

• You have demonstrated experience leading projects from concept to implementation using initiative and drive.
• You can work collaboratively to resolve issues, negotiate changes and shifts in priorities
• You can lead consultations with stakeholders, ensuring a shared understanding

Health Care System Knowledge

• You have knowledge of the health services and programs available for seniors in Ontario
• You have an understanding of the healthcare system, structures, processes, stakeholder groups and affected populations
• You have the ability to understand how healthcare services are delivered in Ontario, the role of the ministry and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), and the levers and instruments of change

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 56 Wellesley St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 1, 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.
  • E-HL-206328/23
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 Tuesday, November 21, 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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