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JOB ID #:
Healthy & Safe Communities
Housing Services Division
First Place, 350 King St. E., 1st floor, Hamilton, ON
NUMBER OF VACANCIES:
CUPE Local 5167
HOURS Of WORK:
35 per week
$39.212 - $44.559 per hour
- Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
Job Description ID #:
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Reports to the Manager, Homelessness Policy and Programs. Prepares, negotiates and monitors housing and homelessness service agreements and contracts with senior levels of government and service providers. Facilitates service system planning, data analysis, policy interpretation, and performance measurement to maintain quality assurance standards for the effective delivery of funded programs.
Identify and investigate priorities for funding programs ensuring consistency with corporate policies, departmental priorities and strategic directions.
Determine eligibility for funding from various federal, provincial and municipal funding sources.
Prepare, negotiate and monitor service agreements and contracts with senior levels of government and service providers.
Monitor funded programs on a continuous basis to ensure compliance with program guidelines.
Manage, monitor, verify and approve program budgets and expenditures.
Prepare regular reports regarding project/program performance to meet funders’ requirements.
Conduct program reviews, prepare reports and recommendations for quality assurance and continuous improvement.
Identify the information requirements to monitor program indicators and collaborate with the funded programs in the development and gathering of the information.
Develop and maintain quality assurance standards and policies and procedures for the effective administration of the funding.
Serve as a liaison with other community agency and inter-agency committees to co-ordinate planning efforts to meet the needs of the community.
Respond to issues and inquiries from citizens, staff, representatives from community agencies, and funding organizations.
Effectively manage contentious situations which may require interaction with external Boards and Directors and other government agencies.
Monitor community trends and report relevant findings
Represent the Department on various community/internal/departmental committees, task forces, advisory committees or other venues as required.
Advise community groups and City departments on housing and homelessness programs and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the position.
Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
Proven ability to effectively negotiate complex housing and homelessness service agreements normally acquired at the university level of education through the completion of an Honours Social Sciences Degree, a degree in a related field or a combination of education and relevant work experience.
Previous experience and knowledge in program delivery and community development in housing and/or social services
Proven track record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships to gain trust and respect with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated experience working with elected officials, government representatives, management, peers, Aboriginal communities, non-profit agencies and the general public.
Must excel at planning and organizing. Must be self-motivated and capable of working independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to adapt and meet competing deadlines.
Proven ability to distill technical information into plain language. Exceptional written and oral communication skills combined with highly developed interpersonal skills
Demonstrated skills in analysis, planning and evaluation. Ability to transform policy recommendations into contractual terms. Proven ability to review and analyze program data to inform quality assurance and continuous improvement strategies
Demonstrated financial management skills including the development, implementation and monitoring of budgets. Thorough knowledge and understanding of mandates, regulations and policies relating to Housing Services.
Computer literacy and proficiency utilizing Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook), and other software programs which may be required by the Housing Services Division.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A VALID CLASS “G” DRIVER’S LICENCE AND PROOF THEREOF IS REQUIRED AFTER HIRE
This position(s) currently requires the incumbent(s) to use their personal vehicle(s) 3 or more times per week for City business. In accordance with the City policy, parking is provided at this time. Should the job requirement change, parking will only be provided in accordance with the City policy in force at that time.
THE INCUMBENT SHALL COMPLY WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR THIS POSITION AND THE WORKPLACE.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.
The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.