Children’s Services Manager (Lanark County)

Posting # SS2023-015
$83,938-$108,308 annually

Reporting to the Director of Social Services, the Children’s Services Manager will oversee the County’s child care and early years system, administer an annual budget of $18+ million, and manage the Children’s Services staff. They will develop strong partnerships with licensed child care providers, school boards, and other community service providers 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.
Minimum 4-year University Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Social Services or related field. Minimum 5 years of related experience including supervisory. Demonstrated skills in change management and leadership, large financial portfolio management, program design and implementation, and systems oversight. Requires excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills. Possess the ability to negotiate, problem solve, prioritize, and review, evaluate key programs and related funding. Experience networking and preparing reports for Ministry and service providers and sound working knowledge of relevant and current legislation. A high level of computer proficiency and program related technologies. Experience working in a unionized environment. Must possess a valid driver’s licence.
This position is evaluated at Level 11 ($83,938 - $108,308) per hour of the 2023 NUG Salary Grid.
What we offer: Competitive compensation, alternate work arrangements, extended healthcare coverage, dental and vison care, disability insurance, life, dependent life insurance, Ontario Municipal Employers Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), wellness promotion account, training and development opportunities
Lanark County employee slogan is “Working Together to Achieve Greatness.”  If you embrace this ideal, we look forward to receiving a detailed resume, quoting posting number SS2023-015, no later than Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 addressed to: Lanark County, Human Resources, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Road, PERTH, ON, K7H 3C6; Fax #: 613-267-2539; Email:
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