City of Brantford, Supervisor, Social Assistance & Homelessness, Job ID #642

  • The Corporation of the City Of Brantford

    Health & Human Services requires a

    Supervisor, Social Assistance & Homelessness

    Job ID #642

    The Supervisor, Social Assistance & Homelessness Services, has the primary objective of supporting each individual on his or her team to achieve a high performance level. Reporting to a manager and working collaboratively with the Health and Human Services leadership team, the supervisor is an enthusiastic coach, mentor, and role model and excels at developing productive relationships with team members and the citizens we serve. The Supervisor is adept at understanding and applying complex legislation and policy, developing new policies and standard operating procedures, generating solutions to resolve client situations, and helping team members continually develop their own skills. 


    • University graduation in the social sciences is the minimum required educational credential.
    • Over five years and up to seven years progressive experience in Social Services with the majority of experience working directly within Social Assistance programs.
    • Direct supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
    • Must have demonstrated interpersonal, team leadership skills as well as verbal and written communication skills including well developed presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated research, analytical and report writing skills.
    • Must also possess thorough knowledge of relevant legislation (Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and related Acts) and community resources.
    • Well-developed understanding of current issues surrounding poverty, domestic violence, mental illness and addiction, child development, education and vocational/employment counselling
    • Must possess thorough knowledge of the current suite of Microsoft productivity tools, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
    • Strong knowledge of SAMS (Social Assistance Management System). 

    WAGE RANGE: $73,698.00 to $92,122.00 per annum (based on 35 hour week) with benefits. 

    To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities

    Closing date for applications: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. 

    Qualified candidates please attach a detailed .pdf format resume & cover letter 

    Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection. 

    We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 

    Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance