Deadline Date: 2020/07/13

Location:  Kenora

REGULAR, FULL-TIME POSITION BASED IN KENORA, ONTARIO COMPETITION #ISS 20-27 Dedicated to improving lives, the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) is the integrated service delivery agency providing help and support when you need it. With forward thinking and engaged employees, we deliver Ontario Works, Social Housing, Early Learning and Child Care, and Land Ambulance to current and future clients. We are currently seeking to hire a regular, full-time Integrated Social Services (ISS) Case Manager located in Kenora, Ontario to join our ISS team. Our employees enjoy a healthy work environment, development opportunities, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Reporting to the Manager of ISS, the ISS Case Manager is responsible for providing coordinated access to all KDSB programs and determining the initial and going eligibility of applicants through integrated case management for the residents of the Kenora District.

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Key responsibilities include:
Monitoring and analyzing individuals' circumstances to determine ongoing eligibility in accordance with legislation and policies and making decisions relating to the suspension, reduction, and/or loss of benefits or tenancy.
Negotiating a mutually acceptable case plan with each client and assisting with implementation and follow-up by meeting with individuals to assess their employability, identify barriers, and set realistic goals to reduce their need for income support.
Counselling individuals with employment goals and social needs and making appropriate referrals to placements, training, counselling, jobs, and other support services.
Reviewing and explaining participation agreements, rental leases, and childcare contracts.
Ensuring individuals seeking assistance as empowered through encouragement, mutual respect, and equal opportunity to achieve financial independence through employment.
Transferring client information to electronic systems to initiate, modify, or determine payments and ensure benefits are paid in a timely manner when warranted
Successful candidates will have or be able to:
Successfully completed a post-secondary education program in Social Services or similar.
Three years' experience in Social Services and Case Management.
Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills in dealing with individuals, coworkers, management, the public, employers, and other community agencies.
Strong working knowledge of applicable legislation and acts that fall within the scope of the ISS department along with knowledge of community programs to assist individuals with their needs.
Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution, leadership, marketing, and negotiating to effectively interact with and assist individuals while being motivational and relating empathetically to individuals' situations.
Excellent computer skills including the ability to use specific case manager software and administrative systems including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and data input and retrieval.
Provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check including Police Vulnerable Sector and a valid Ontario Class G Driver's License
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How To Apply:
The starting hourly wage for this position is $30.83. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, by email, referencing the competition number in the subject line of the e-mail on or before July 13, 2020 at 4:00pm local time to the: Human Resources Department Kenora District Services Board Email: While all responses are appreciated, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purpose of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The KDSB will make accommodations available wherever possible to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process. The KDSB is an equal opportunity employer.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Human Resources
Position Title:
 Human Resources
Company Name:
 Kenora District Services Board
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