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Social Development Coordinator

Job Posting: #44-21
Job Title: Social Development Coordinator – Temporary (up to 6 months)
Division: Early Years

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board is searching for a Social Development Coordinator to join our team based in Sault Ste. Marie. The Social Development Coordinator, under the direction of the Innovation Services Manager, supervises, coordinates, and facilitates the implementation of Social Services programming with partner agencies.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

– Supervise case managers working out of Community Hub locations in accordance with legislation and policies;
– Facilitate services and programs used at the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation’s Community Hubs and other Community Hub/Centre locations;
– Develop and implement social risk intervention and prevention strategies across the community, working with various community partners and agencies;
– Conduct research, compile data and track case manager outcomes, social development benchmarks and outcomes.
– Review decisions under the Ontario Works Act and other programs as designated by the DSSMSSAB and as required by legislation;
– Supervise daily activities of case managers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery in accordance with applicable legislation and local policy;
– Supervising staff employed in the administration of social service; supervising includes recruitment, performance review, discipline, coaching/counselling, training and development;
– Ensure policies and procedures are accurately followed, as well as adherence to all professional and Ministry regulations and requirements;
– Adherence to the Occupational Health & Safety Act, local policies and practices relating to a healthy workplace;
– Avoid legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing regulations; recommending new procedures;
– Update job knowledge by participating in professional organizations, and ensuring required designation(s) remain up to date.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively and efficiently as both a coordinator and a team member in a fast paced environment. They will also have knowledge of both current and required social and community services as well as the ability to organize time effectively in order to perform the duties of the position. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate with others in an effective and tactful manner and be self motivated to work with little supervision. They should have superior facilitation, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and worker responsibilities.

Additional qualifications for this position include:

– Successful completion of an Undergraduate University Degree in a related discipline, such as Sociology from a recognized University.
– Four years experience in social services program delivery i.e. Ontario Works, Housing, etc.,
– Four years experience in building and implementing consensus with community agencies across multiple program sectors.
– Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
– Proficiency in both official languages is an asset.

Should you be interested in applying for this exciting career opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to with the subject line referencing Job Posting 44-21 Social Development Coordinator, Ontario Works. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board offers a competitive compensation package, extensive benefit and pension programs, and a 35-hour work week.

Salary Range: $64,699 – $77,010
Job Class: Non-Union JC 3
Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (up to 6 months) (35 hours/week)
Closing Date: October 20, 2021 at 16:00 hours

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Individuals requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangement.