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Term positions 6 months and under/full-time

Office of the Children’s Advocate

Independent Office of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number:  33273

Salary(s):   PM4 $71,529.00 – $91,104.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 16, 2017

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

This position is a 4 month term, and while there is no guarantee of employment past the term, there is potential for an extension.

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are conditions of employment.
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License, access to a vehicle, ability and willingness to travel throughout Manitoba


  • Degree or graduate degree in a social services field, combined with direct experience in social services including strategic communications experience; policy formulation; program evaluation; development and implementation; or applied research within the context of social programming on a provincial level.  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Advanced experience interpreting and applying legislation including The Child and Family Services Act, The Adoption Act, Fatality Inquiries Act and The Child and Family Services Authorities Act including policy, practice and standards in Manitoba; as well as  an understanding of legislation in other jurisdictions and provinces
  • Demonstrated ability with multiple media platforms such as: Website management, social media profile development and message promotion, video production, print & other traditional media.
  • Excellent research skills including a solid understanding of risk-assessment strategies in a social service context
  • Strong understanding of children’s rights legislation, best practices, and social issues including poverty, addiction, justice, disabilities, and domestic violence
  • Strong understanding of government programs, policies, and objectives, as well as knowledge of current trends and issues facing the Government with respect to social policy and children’s rights
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse emerging trends, opportunities, and potential risks, and to develop and implement strategic internal and external goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop strategic partnerships, on behalf of the organization, with members of the public, senior government officials, media, and others, within often contentious or difficult situations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including experience communicating with internal departmental staff, senior level government officials, and other external stakeholders
  • Superior written communication skills including expertise in reviewing, editing, and approving complex correspondence, documents, and reports
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including experience coaching, workload management, assigning objectives and monitoring progress, as well as motivating professional level staff.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of the role and function of the Office of the Children’s Advocate


The Children’s Advocate is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly and is independent of government. The Advocate’s statutory mandate includes representing the rights, interests and viewpoints of children receiving child welfare or adoption services. The Advocate also reviews and reports upon the standards and quality of child welfare, mental health, addictions treatment and publicly funded social services being provided to children who have died, so as to enhance the safety and well-being of Manitoba children.
Reporting to the Children’s Advocate, this position is responsible for ensuring that all communications, research, and public education activities undertaken by the Office are conducted in accordance with The Child and Family Services Act, the Adoption Act, the Office’s Operational Principles, the Office’s Guiding Principles and all Provincial Government purchasing and procurement policies and regulations.  The Manager must successfully advocate for the inclusion of children’s rights and best interests into the development of legislation and policy on a province-wide basis.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 33273
Manitoba Legislative Assembly
Human Resource Services
302-386 Broadway
Winnipeg MB , R3C 3R6
Phone:  204-945-7279
Fax:  204-948-3115

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.