Req ID: 164526
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Flexible within WZ
Department: PH EY Early Years WZ
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: MGMT/NON-Union Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 6-Oct-23
Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.
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Reporting to the Director, Public Health, and working closely with the zone Public Health management team, the Manager is responsible for anticipating and planning the Public Health resources and action required to create supportive environments for healthy pregnancies, healthy birth outcomes, effective parenting and child and youth development. The Manager ensures resources are deployed to achieve consistent practice that is aligned with the Early Years Public Health standards and protocols. They actively identify emerging issues within the zone and take action to improve quality, reduce inequities and achieve measurable improvements that create supportive environments that promote the health of children in the early years. They manage recruitment, orientation, performance management and change management for the team. The Manager collaborates with the other Early Years Managers across the zones to fulfill the provincial program mandate and to seek opportunities for quality improvement in the program area.
The Manager is responsible to ensure knowledge is translated into action across the zone and that staff continually demonstrates high levels of proficiency and professionalism in accordance with established standards and the Public Health Core Competencies. The incumbent provides direction and oversight to staff related to program implementation, monitoring processes and outcomes per established accountability frameworks and engaging staff in active learning, team development.
The Manager fosters a shared and common vision for Early Years work across the zone by setting goals, communicating, monitoring and evaluating achievements of the team. Contributing to and leading provincial initiatives as assigned, the Manager identifies opportunities for advancing Early Years work across the zone and province, connecting ideas and evidence, and fostering a culture of respect, curiosity, accountability, teamwork and innovation well beyond the zone level.
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
Baccalaureate degree in health or early childhood related field or acceptable equivalent (nursing, social work)
Masters degree preferred in public health, nursing or acceptable equivalent
Equivalent combination of education and 10 years progressive leadership experience may be considered
Eligible for registration with a professional body as appropriate
5 years progressive leadership experience including 3 years recent related management experience in a unionized health care/ community setting, including financial and human resource management.
Experience in the planning, development and evaluation of Public Health programs, services and initiatives based on community assessments, data, emerging science and best practice models.
Ability to assess and anticipate future needs, potential problems, directions and development for all aspects of strategic, financial, operational and human resource management.
Ability to develop and sustain coalitions, alliances, and partnerships with the members of the health care sector and external agencies.
Proficiency in the Core Competencies for Public Health.
Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations including the NS Health Protection Act, NS Health Authorities Act, etc.
In depth knowledge of Public Health programs and practice related to the Early Years including the mandate and functions in Nova Scotia.
Innovative systems thinking with an understanding of working with communities.
Proficiency in LEADS.
Leadership skills consisting of building a vision, team building, conflict resolution, goal setting, coaching, mentoring, delegation, change-leadership.
Competencies in other languages and asset; French preferred
Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.
Permanent Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Travel to various sites may be required.
$42.63 - $56.64 hourly
Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.
Once You've Applied
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.
Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.