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April 24, 2014
Manager - Zone 2
$2,936.39 - $3,951.53 bi-weekly ($76,639 - $103,134 annually)
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an office of the Legislature. Our office provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, as well as youth involved with the youth criminal justice system. The OCYA investigates systemic issues arising from serious injury to or death of a child; provides legal representation for young people in matters related to the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; and delivers public education.
Are you passionate about the rights and interests of young people. Are you looking to join a dynamic team of committed professionals dedicated to improving services for vulnerable young Albertans. Do you have diversified professional practice and experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child or a youth, we look forward to you joining the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.
As a member of a professional team of investigators, you will be responsible for the review and investigation into serious injuries or deaths of young people receiving child intervention services or in the custody of the youth criminal justice system. We invite you to explore this exciting opportunity to utilize your investigative, interview, research, analytical and assessment skills. Your attention to detail, along with well-developed communication skills, will ensure you are successful in this role.
This complex work includes interviewing key individuals at various levels within government, as well as family members, caregivers, and professionals. You will be responsible for reviewing files, policies, legislation and conducting relevant research. Using your excellent analytical and writing skills you will complete investigative reports that will assist in the development of findings and recommendations to support improvements to the respective government systems. These investigative reports will be made public to ensure transparency within government.
Your ability to communicate sensitive findings to significant decision makers in government is critical for overall improvement of services for Alberta?s children and youth. Sensitivity, tact and diplomacy are essential in this role. Effective time management and organizational skills are required to prioritize multiple projects and assignments that are diverse and complex in nature.
This challenging role requires critical thinking, strong analytical capacity, political acumen, and excellent communication skills. You will be required to work independently, as well as part of a team.
A related degree (Master?s preferred), supplemented with 10 years of experience in the child intervention field or a combination of child intervention experience with experience in mental health, education and/or in the justice field. Experience working with Aboriginal Communities is essential. Excellent communication, analytical and investigative skills along with a strong working knowledge of relevant legislation is required. Travel including overnight stays is continual in this position. A valid Class 5 Drivers License is required. Equivalencies may be considered.
Only Applications which include; a cover letter quoting the competition number, a copy of your resume and a one to two page explanation of your interest in the role, your background, experience, education and values, and how you exemplify the core values and principles of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate which will make you an ideal candidate will be considered. Final candidates will be required to undergo security screening.
This competition may be used to fill future positions.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID to Valerie Graham, Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, 805 Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 - 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 or by fax to (780) 638-3718. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Valerie Graham, HR Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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