Lanark County, Children’s Services Manager

  • Lanark County is seeking a high energy, dynamic, professional to fill the following regular full-time management opportunity in our Social Services Department starting July 2, 2018. 



    (POSTING #SS2018-004)


    Reporting to the Director of Social Services, the Children’s Services Manager will manage and provide leadership to the Children’s Services staff as well as administer the budget process.   They will develop strong partnerships with licensed child care providers including non-profit, municipal and commercial operators and school boards, as well as other community service providers in order to facilitate ongoing engagement and communication that results in planning processes that respond to the diverse needs of children, families and service providers. In addition, they will respond in the event of a Peacetime Emergency. 


    • 4 Year University Degree in Social Work or related discipline.
    • Minimum 5 years’ of related progressive experience, including supervisory in a related field
    • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and financial budgeting skills.
    • Requires excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
    • Must possess the ability to negotiate, problem solve and prioritize.
    • Possesses the ability to review and evaluate key programs and their related funding.
    • Experience networking and preparing reports for Ministry and service providers.
    • Requires a high level of computer proficiency in current and program related technologies.
    • Sound working knowledge of relevant legislation is required.
    • Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset.
    • Must possess a valid Ontario driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle in order to attend off site meetings on a weekly basis. 

    In addition to a competitive salary (2018 Non Union Group Salary Grid, Level 9 $68,650 to $88,634), we offer a comprehensive compensation package. The hours of work are 35 hours per week with the ability to work overtime as required. Overtime is not compensated (management lieu-time only). 

    The Lanark County employee slogan is “Working Together to Achieve Greatness.” If you embrace this ideal and you meet the position qualifications outlined above, we look forward to receiving a detailed résumé no later thanThursday, May 24th, 2018 quoting job posting SS2018-004Lanark County Administration Building, Human Resources, 99 Christie Lake Road, PERTH, ON, K7H 3C6; Fax #:  613-267-2539; Email: 

    When emailing your application, please ensure your cover letter, résumé and any other related documents are submitted in one file preferably MSWord (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf). Email subject line should include your “name” and job posting number “SS2018‑004”.

    (example: Jane Doe SS2018-004

    Lanark County is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the County's goods, services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. 

    We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.   

    Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Human Resources Department at the address indicated above.