This position is responsible for providing the decision support necessary to effect improved evidence-based decision making and efficient use of financial and human resources to improve outcomes for children and families. Much of the work will be focussed on establishing frameworks and processes which can be used by staff, as well as building internal capacity for information and decision support through mentoring and education. Thie position provides scientific research and design expertise and implementation, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies required for results measurement, performance monitoring and evaluation.
Duties will include, but are not limited to;
-Establishing a framework for development and monitoring of program indicators, outcomes and measurements.
-Developing measurements and monitoring protocols and schedules by determining statistical information needs.
-Working closely with divisional leadership and staff to identify key data required to monitor and measure improved outcomes for programs and services.
-Assessing and devleoping practices for data collection, analysis and dissemination.
-Working closely with peers in other jurisdictions to identify common measurements, share learnings and develop standardized measures.
-Other duties as required.
-Masters degree in social sciences or related field, supplemented with course work in reseach and reporting techniques and processes. Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
-Extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis required.
-Advanced computer skills required in SPSS, spreadsheet applications, word processing, presentation software and database software.
-Performance measurement monitoring and analysis experience is required.
-Strong project management, leadership, communication, group facilitation and presentation skills are required. Knowledge of the social services system considered an asset.
-The successful applicant must have a good previous work and attendance record and provide a satisfactory criminal records check, vulnerable sector check and child protection record check prior to beginning employment