Agency Relations Specialist

SP4 Social Services Worker 4


Department of Families

Adult Disability Services/Community Service Delivery

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 33446

Salary(s):   SP4 $54,943.00 - $76,182.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 12, 2017

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

A six-month eligibility list may be created from this competition for similar regular, term, full-time, or part-time positions.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

The Adult Disability Services branch provides leadership and support to division staff, external agencies and other service partners that deliver programming and supports for adults with an intellectual disability who are eligible for Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS). The Branch ensures that support services are delivered to meet the assessed needs of eligible CLDS participants and that programs and services are continuously reviewed and strengthened to reflect the principles of equity, transparency and sustainability. Strategic Projects and Agency Relations is responsible for the strategic redevelopment of CLDS, building and strengthening relations with agencies, service providers and other stakeholders, and implementation of the building on abilities initiative, including the use of a standardized assessment tool.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check, and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Ability to travel to rural and remote locations in Manitoba
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business travel
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and stay overnight in rural or remote locations


  • Post-secondary degree in a social sciences field
  • Significant experience working with vulnerable adults in the Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS) sector in an operational setting or program capacity. Other acceptable combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay
  • Experience with strategic planning and change management processes to support groups, organizations or agencies through program change and system reform
  • Experience with quality assurance and the development of monitoring and management frameworks for effective delivery of services
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Effective organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure, managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and facilitate group information sessions
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear and concise documents such as analytical reports, jurisdictional scans, and briefing notes for senior/executive management teams to support strategic decision making
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, or similar applications
  • Knowledge of CLDS program policies, person-centered planning, funding, and regional service priorities, as well as thorough working knowledge of The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act
  • Knowledge of the CLDS building on abilities initiative and the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)


Reporting to the Manager of Strategic Projects and Agency Relations within the Adult Disability Services branch, the Agency Relations Specialist is responsible for developing an agency relations framework, strategic planning options and change management approaches to guide and support community-based agencies through the implementation of new assessment-based funding and service reforms as part of the building on abilities initiative. The incumbent provides expertise and assistance to CLDS-funded agencies in the areas of transitional planning, capacity building and service development, leading to the improvement and expansion of alternative and innovative service delivery models throughout the province. The incumbent must possess strong written communication skills writing a variety of documents and or reports for senior/executive management teams to support strategic decision-making.  

Apply to:

Advertisement # 33446
Public Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

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


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