Supervisor, Employment Services (Region of Halton)

Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Employment & Social Services
Position: Supervisor, Employment Services

At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity
employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we
serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If
you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage
applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

This is a contract full-time position working 35 hours per week for up to ten (10) months of employment.

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.
We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and

Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits,
and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

You make a positive difference in people’s lives because you provide high quality customer centered services.

You operate within a highly ethical environment and will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to
your customers, creatively meeting needs and always being respectful to those you serve. As a result, you will
be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, service excellence, innovation, integrity,
inclusiveness and flexibility.


Reporting to the Manager, Employment Services, this position provides operational management and
leadership for the Employment Programs/Services, Halton Newcomer Strategy (HNS) and Mental
Health/Addiction Programs. Leadership and supervision of these areas includes planning, providing direction,
management and delivery of programs within a collaborative and integrated corporate and community context
supporting a broad network of Provincial, Federal, private and not-for-profit service deliverers.

Preferred Background:

The successful candidate will possess a degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Public
Administration and a minimum of five years management experience within the public or not-for-profit sectors
managing a range of labour market / economic development initiatives is required. The successful candidate
will have a proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with business, community and government
sector and employ project management skills to successfully accomplish multiple objectives meeting
outcomes/targets. Excellent communication skills including oral, written, presentation, dispute resolution,
timely decision making, coaching, mentoring, motivating, networking, collaboration, performance management
and leadership are also required. Excellent knowledge of financial requirements, budget planning, cost control,
demonstrated analytical and facilitation abilities are essential.

Working Conditions:

The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of
Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records
Check, by the first day of employment. Some travel is required; incumbent must supply their own


  • Provide oversight, planning, management and fiscal responsibility for and direction of Employment Programs/Services, the Halton Newcomer Strategy (HNS) and Mental Health/Addiction Programs including creation and maintenance of relationships with the business community, commerce and industry sectors within the community.
  • Lead a large team of multi-disciplinary/project staff including consistent application and interpretation of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3732 collective agreement, timely decision making, training/coaching, successful conflict resolution and appropriate application/maintenance of accountability/performance management.
  • Monitor and track program budgets of approximately $1 million in revenue and expenses.
  • Evaluate and monitor Employment Programs/Services, the Halton Newcomer Strategy (HNS) and Mental Health/Addiction Programs including the achievement of all set targets/objectives/outcomes.
  • Identify existing labour market development activities within the region through research and networks and establish partnerships where possible to reduce duplication, and increase effectiveness and innovation of initiatives.
  • Compile monthly statistics and author reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Posted: March 30, 2021
Posting Expires: April 13, 2021
Posting #: SS-163-21

Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information
provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

NOTE: Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.