Apply By: Monday, November 20, 2023 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Selection of Successful Candidate

Approximately 117 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We have completed the selection process. We are in the process of selecting the best-qualified candidate to fill the position.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be contacted with a verbal offer of employment. If accepted, you will then be issued an appointment letter that will include information such as your start date, position classification, starting salary, and, if relevant, your bargaining unit and name and address of your bargaining agent.

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Administrative Support Clerk - Unilingual (English) & Bilingual (English/French)

Organization:
Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Division:
Ontario Disability Support Program
City:
Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):
Both English and bilingual
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 2 Temporary
Job Code:
08OAD - Office Administration 08
Salary:
$25.27 - $29.38 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
207487
Do you thrive in a client-service environment and possess demonstrated administrative, communication and customer service skills? If so, consider this challenging opportunity with the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), in the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

The Ontario Disability Support Program serves a population that is living with a disability, and may be experiencing one or multiple realities which include but are not limited to; poverty, mental health, developmental disability, cognitive delays, visual and hearing delays/impairments, brain injuries, experiences of trauma and violence, addictions, language barriers, historical or current incarceration, criminal activity, physical disabilities and mobility impairments, isolation, discrimination and experiences of grief/loss.

Positions available:
• 1 permanent full-time unilingual position
• 1 temporary full-time bilingual position for up to 18 months with possibility of extension
• 1 temporary full-time unilingual position for up to 12 months with possibility of extension

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.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

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?

As a customer service provider and member of the program delivery team, you will:
• provide clerical and administrative support services to the team;
• greet visitors, answer incoming calls and respond to electronic inquiries;
• sort and distribute incoming mail;
• establish and maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems;
• validate, assess and determine the release of social assistance payments;
• make bank deposits, accepting/tracking cheques/money orders for repayments/reimbursements;
• coordinate and maintain team schedules and calendars;
• utilize databases, to gather/enter client information and data for reports and assignments.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory for bilingual position only:

You must possess oral French language skills at the advanced level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.

Administrative, Clerical and Financial Skills:

• you demonstrate knowledge of administrative office procedures, practices and routine office equipment to provide support in a fully automated environment using online databases to input /access client information.
• you demonstrate knowledge of financial processes and analytical skills to calculate benefit entitlements, process payments and reimbursements
• you can use software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and electronic mail to produce reports, forms, letters and payments.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• you have verbal and written communication skills to respond in a clear and concise manner to in-person and electronic program inquiries from the public who may require alternative communication approaches
• you demonstrate interpersonal and listening skills to elicit information and support team members
• you have interpersonal skills to interact with the public and collaborate in a team driven environment

Customer Service Skills:

• you can provide effective customer service in person, by telephone, and through electronic communication to a client population living with a disability, who may be experiencing multiple realities (i.e. poverty, mental health, developmental disability, cognitive delays, visual and hearing delays/impairments, brain injuries, experiences of trauma and violence, addictions, language barriers, historical or current incarceration, criminal activity, physical disabilities and mobility impairments, discrimination, and grief/loss).
• you are able to understand and apply the regulations, policies and guidelines governing the ODSP in order to respond to enquiries in a timely and accurate manner
• you are aware of and sensitive to issues facing people with disabilities and those living with fixed or low income

Judgement and Organizational Skills:

• you are able to organize and coordinate workflow, assess priorities and meet deadlines
• you have demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment, providing input on operational changes, and sharing information with co-workers to prioritize tasks to ensure deadlines are met.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 Bilingual English/French Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
3.7
Category:
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, November 3, 2023
Note:
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.
  • E-SS-207487/23(3)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Monday, November 20, 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.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
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