2SLGBTQ+ Analyst, SOGIE

  • Temporary
  • Toronto

Website Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS)

Job Posting # 1013
Title: 2SLGBTQ+ Analyst, SOGIE
Classification: Professional
Employment Duration: Contract/Secondment, up to March 2024
Salary Range: $81,089- $101,400
Location: Toronto, ON

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) has represented Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario since 1912, enhancing and promoting the welfare and well-being of children, youth and families in Ontario by providing service and advocacy in the areas of government relations, public education, training, information and knowledge management, and event planning.  OACAS works to create a highly effective system of services for children which has the confidence of Ontario families and communities.

Reporting to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Lead, the Equity Service Analyst is a critical member of the Practice Transformation team that will focus on assisting the child welfare sector with addressing disproportionalities and disparities experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth that they serve. This position will provide expertise in the implementation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE) related equity strategies within the child welfare sector while engaging and working across OACAS departments within a collaborative and accountable environment to ensure alignment with all OACAS projects and initiatives.

In order to address the unique needs and structural inequities of 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth, families and staff in the child welfare sector, individuals who self-identify as part of this broad and diverse 2SLGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. In collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) lead, develop a SOGIE intersectional framework for child welfare services to support the implementation of sector-wide initiatives to help improve the outcomes for 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth and families in the child welfare system.
  2. Through an intersectional lens, coordinate provincial engagement sessions and roundtables across systems, including but not limited to working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities, 2SLGBTQ+ Staff and key stakeholders to understand and identify key priorities to improve and prevent child abuse and neglect of 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth.
  3. Analyzes and synthesizes data and information from a 2SLGBTQ+ perspective to determine its significance, impact and changes required in the Ontario child welfare sector.
  4. Work with researchers to better understand decision-making points in the child welfare journey that lead to disparate outcomes for 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth and families.
  5. Provide support to member agencies to build/deepen partnerships with SOGIE communities in their jurisdictions.
  6. Assist member agencies in outreach and support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth to attend Camp Lifting Leaves.
  7. Plan and host the first-ever 2SLGBTQ+ Child and Youth in Care symposium
  8. In collaboration with the DEI Lead, build accountability measures for equity and Indigenous commitments.
  9. Maintain support and advise the SOGIE Child Welfare curriculum to child welfare staff in the sector.
  10. Conducts environmental scans; identifies and analyzes emerging issues and their impact and develops, assesses and recommends possible solutions.
  11. Facilitates consultations with member agencies, partners and stakeholders; obtains input and feedback; promotes understanding and cooperation; builds consensus.
  12. Seeks to understand marginalized voices to ensure that material and content that may have been historically oppressed can be shared and disseminated with team members.
  13. Participates in and supports OACAS advisory committees, interagency groups and networks; represents OACAS at various meetings as appropriate.
  14. Writes and/or contributes to reports, issue notes, position papers, submissions, training materials and other documents.
  15. Prepare and deliver presentations to networks, project teams, individual member agencies and other stakeholders.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in Social Services, Indigenous studies, public policy or a related field;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in the social services, public policy, child welfare sector, or broader sector serving children, youth and families or related field; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job

Lived Experience:

  • Self-identifies as part of the broad and diverse 2SLGBTQ+ community

Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Ontario child welfare system and service delivery structure and an understanding of historical issues and current legacies in child welfare
  • Understanding of the political, historical and current legacies in child welfare, particularly, impacting intersectional 2SLGBTQ+ communities, across Ontario
  • In-depth understanding of SOGIE and the structural and intersectional impacts of oppression
  • Experience working with diverse populations through an equity and inclusion lens, and a keen awareness of the marginalities of communities often serviced by the Child Welfare sector
  • Superior written communication skills and able to develop clear, concise documents such as reports, consultation papers, and responses to information requests
  • Excellent analytical skills and judgment to interpret and assess information and issues; determine significance, relevance and implications; identify options to address issues; and recommend how, to whom and in what format information should be distributed
  • Highly organized and ability to work with tight deadlines and deliver on time
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, oral communication and listening skills to conduct consultations, focus groups, webinars to various diverse audiences
  • Strong consulting and problem-solving skills to provide expert assistance, advice and guidance to internal team members and member agencies
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and relationship management skills to interact effectively and build and nurture effective working relationships with internal colleagues, member agencies, colleagues in other jurisdictions, partners and stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to foster cooperation, build consensus, gain support and influence decision making and outcomes
  • Project management skills to lead, develop, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects
  • Flexibility with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Proficiency in full suite of Microsoft Office products, and virtual meeting/presentation tools such as Zoom and Teams

Assets:

  • Experience working with First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities and knowledge of Indigenous Reconciliation for Child Welfare commitments
  • Experience working with African, Black and/or Caribbean communities and the unique challenges faced by African Canadian children, youth and families in the child welfare sector
  • Knowledge and experience in child welfare or social services
  • Bilingual English/French

 

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We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

OACAS is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age or disability.

Accommodation at OACAS

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants are required to make any accommodation requests for the application, interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416 987-7725. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the interview or selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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