Director of Human Services (County of Oxford)

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County is home to several thriving communities. With a population of approximately 123,000 people and a regional workforce of over 500,000 people, Oxford County represents the best of both worlds. From the urban view, the communities of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, and Woodstock offer an abundance of business and residential opportunities. While Rural Oxford communities are rich in natural resources and pastoral charm. As a highly accessible location, with first-rate transportation routes, Oxford is home to eight area municipalities that are fit for your business and your life.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Human Services provides strategic oversight and guidance in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services provided by the Oxford County Human Services department. Human Services administers financial support programs including Ontario Works, helps clients find suitable and stable shelter in the community, and manages the licensed childcare system and EarlyON program in Oxford County including providing subsidies and special needs resourcing for those who qualify. As a member of the County’s Senior Management Team, the Director is also responsible for organizational leadership and broadly supporting all County programs and services while leading their adaptation, as appropriate, to meet community sustainability and service excellence aspirations.

Along with your post-secondary education in Social Work, Social Sciences, or a related discipline, you bring demonstrated senior-level experience leading and supporting the delivery of human services. Your experience with building community-based partnerships and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders makes you a strong candidate. Knowledge of relevant legislation, acts, statutes and regulations related to municipal and program-specific operations is necessary. Here is your opportunity to contribute to Oxford County and to “grow stronger, together”. All new hires of Oxford County must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Oxford County is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Oxford County throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To explore this opportunity further in confidence, please contact Diana Rucchin at or submit your resume and letter of interest online by December 1, 2021, at: