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Social Planning Associate, Region of Waterloo, Social Services in Social Planning, Policy and Program Administration

This assignment is with the Region of Waterloo, Social Services in Social Planning, Policy and Program Administration. The candidate will contribute specifically to the area of Social Planning for Children's Services.
Full time permanent position

Providing leadership and/or support you will act as a project manger

implementing social planning processes and frameworks that identify local priorities and strategies to ensure all children 0 to 12 have equitable access to affordable, appropriate, responsive, comprehensive and quality early childhood development, education and care in Waterloo Region. You will conduct social research, translate findings into easy to understand terms and prepare and present reports. The ability to identify initiatives and seek community partnerships is required. With a comprehensive knowledge of municipal and provincial social service programs, and related policies and legislation, you are aware of factors affecting children's social well-being and quality of life. The ideal candidate will have progressively responsible experience in a social services or related field, and the attainment of a Master's degree in Social Work, Social Planning, Social Policy or Community Psychology. Research, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills and the demonstrated ability to take a broad view of issues, events and activities are also required. Computer skills using database systems and the willingness to travel to various locations with the Region year round out your qualifications.

Salary: $50,253 - $62,816

If you feel you are our ideal candidate please apply by May 21, 2004,

quoting the competition #2004-373 to

The Region of Waterloo

Staffing Coordinator

150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor

Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3

Fax: (519) 575-4454

We are committed to employment equity and thank all applicants in advance, however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.