Assist Trust Officer
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September 20, 2013
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The Office of the Public Trustee acts for and administers the property of represented adults, minor children and deceased persons, when the Office is the most appropriate resource to provide support and protection.
The Assistant Trust Officer (ATO) manages a caseload of represented adult clients as well as a caseload of files for minor children, working on their behalf to manage assets and financial affairs. This includes managing bank accounts and external investments, budgeting, applications for financial assistance and benefit programs such as AISH, other government, private and foreign income sources, bill payments for utilities, housing, room and board, and personal expenses.
To be successful in this role, you will have a positive attitude, be motivated to follow through on actions in a timely manner, have, and enjoy managing challenging and sensitive situations, while maintaining a flexible and resilient attitude. You will also be highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines within your caseload. Your superior communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, as you will constantly be interacting and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders including clients, family, lawyers, other government departments and other interested persons. You must have the ability to review, interpret and apply a wide variety of legislation and policies to a diverse set of clients, while looking for creative solutions that are in the best interests of each client. Knowledge of the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act, Public Trustee Act and the Minors Property Act, along with established precedents governing the program would be preferred.
Post-Secondary Diploma plus two years of related experience providing services to clients with a variety of needs and dealing with persons with disabilities is required. Experience with various government benefit programs for children, seniors and the disabled, case management, preparing legal documents or trust administration experience would be a definite asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available a:
$1,951.38 to $2,36.65 bi-weekly ($50,931 to $66,206 annually)
This competition will be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time vacancies at the same and/or lower classification and salary level across the Government of Alberta. The Office of the Public Trustee is currently going through transformational change, including a review of the organizational structure. Our focus is on achieving excellence in client service and a great work environment, however, structural changes may impact the responsibilities and classification of this role.
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening process including a Criminal Record Check and a Financial Management Risk Indicator Screening.
The Office of the Public Trustee is a scent-free environment.
How to Apply
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE PREFERRED. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. NOTE: When you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted in one file as only one file can be uploaded. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Cindy Zaiffdeen, Human Resource Assistant, Alberta Human Services, 3rd Floor Centre West, 10035 - 108 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 3E1. Phone: 780-644-2545; Fax: 780-644-4962.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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