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Regional Advocate

  • Government of Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon, SK

  • Posting Date: May 25, 2022

  • Expiry Date: Jun 04, 2022

  • Job ID: 25272

Expired FEATURED SPONSORED Full time Admin-Clerical Child Care Education Government

Job Description

Regional Advocate - HUM011552Employment Type: Non-Perm Out-of-ScopeLocation(s): SK-Stoon-SaskatoonMinistry: 076 Advocate for Children and YouthSalary Range: $7,049-$9,165 MonthlyGrade: MCP.07.

The Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan and is non-partisan, objective and independent of the government of the day. The office engages in advocacy, investigations, and public education and undertakes research on behalf of children and youth in the Province of Saskatchewan.

Reporting to the Manager, Advocacy, this position works both independently and within a team environment to advocate on behalf of children and youth on matters brought to the office by individuals and groups or raised by the Advocate for Children and Youth on her own initiative. This position requires advocating for young people to uphold their rights; to ensure compliance with policy standards; and to assess the appropriateness and comprehensiveness of services provided to children or youth. This position also requires experience in facilitating public presentations.

These services are conducted in a timely and fair manner and in accordance with The Advocate for Children and Youth Act and with the Advocate’s Foundational Principles: Saskatchewan Children and Youth First Principles, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Touchstones of Hope for Indigenous Children, Youth and Families. This position takes a diplomatic and non-adversarial approach.

Based in Saskatoon, this position requires candidates to have a university degree in a related field. To qualify, you will possess the appropriate behavioural and technical skills as well as competencies commensurate with the responsibilities of this position as demonstrated in your application.

You will bring:

  • Knowledge of The Advocate for Children and Youth Act and the Advocate's jurisdiction;
  • Sound understanding of issues affecting children and youth and extensive experience working to resolve these issues;
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of child and youth serving government structures, programs, policies and legislation as well as expertise in comprehension of legislation and its application to program delivery;
  • Knowledge of advocacy processes, principles, administrative law and the principles of natural justice as well as commitment to the fair and respectful treatment of children;
  • Expertise in negotiation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and problem solving;
  • Extensive experience in building relationships and working with minority populations, particularly First Nations and Métis people;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with ministries, agencies, Indigenous organizations, community-based and non-government organizations, and other public bodies;
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, public speaking and public relations skills;
  • Knowledge of community development, community outreach, and consultation processes;
  • Experience in conducting investigations, systemic analysis and policy analysis related to the provision of services to children;
  • Commitment to client service and quality principles in service delivery;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize one's own workload while employing effective time management skills; and
  • Experience inputting and processing information using various electronic information management systems in an accurate and timely manner.

The successful candidate will be required to travel and will have flexibility with work hours.

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Hours of Work: M - Monthly Out of ScopeNumber of Openings: 1

Closing Date: Jun 4, 2022, 12:59:00 AM

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