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Recruitment posting

Community and Social Services and Children's Services Appeal Panels

Competition #: 581
Ministry: Childrens Services
Opening Date: 07/10/2018
Closing Date: 08/31/2018
Role: Appeal Panel Members, Edmonton Region

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

The Minister of Community and Social Services and Minister of Children’s Services are seeking people who are interested in serving as members of the following Appeal Panels:

  • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH);
  • Child Care Licensing (CCL);
  • Child, Youth and Family Enhancement (CYFE);
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD);
  • Income and Employment Supports (IES); and
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).

Location
This posting is to fill current vacancies in the Edmonton Region.
About the Agency

The Appeal Panels hear concerns Albertans have about certain services being denied, changed or cancelled and provide a fair and independent review.

The Appeal Panels provide appeal hearings for clients of the following programs: Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped; Child Care Licensing; Child, Youth and Family Enhancement; Family Support for Children with Disabilities; Income and Employment Supports; and Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Role Description

Members’ responsibilities include the following:

    • hearing and deciding appeals;
    • issuing written decisions;
    • attending regularly scheduled meeting and
    • training sessions and completing annual assessments.

Service terms last one to three years with the possibility of reappointment to a maximum of 12 years in accordance with the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act. Training on how to apply relevant legislation and appeal processes is provided.

Skills and Experience Required

The Ministers and the Appeal Panels are looking for panel members who have:

    • Strong communication skills;
    • The ability to objectively examine written and verbal information;
    • A fair, respectful, cooperative and assertive approach to reaching agreement;
    • The ability to understand and apply legislation;
    • Good computer skills; and
    • Knowledge of the principles of natural justice.

Previous experience on a committee or board is an asset.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Appeal Panel members receive an honorarium and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for time spent on Appeal Panel business. The honoraria rate is specified in Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 466/2007). Rates are subject to review.

Honoraria rates for Appeal Panel members are as follows:

    • $164 for up to and including four hours in any day; or
    • $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day; or
    • $427 for over eight hours in any day.

Expected time commitment ranges from approximately four to 15 days per month. Members who reside in the busiest regions, such as Edmonton, often work 10 to 15 days per month:

    • participating in training or meetings; and
    • preparing for, conducting or observing hearings, writing decisions and reviewing decisions.

Hearings are held in the communities where people who are appealing live. This recruitment posting is to fill current vacancies in the Edmonton Region. The Appeal Panels meet regionally throughout the year to review panel processes and discuss overall functioning of the panel.

Joint panel training sessions are held in Edmonton and/or Calgary. Regional training are respectively held in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie.

Additional Documentation

Applications must include a completed application form, a resume, biography and three references.

Once your biography and application form are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

If you require further information regarding this recruitment posting please contact Jossie Mant, Coordinator, at 780-422-4131 or by email at jossie.mant@gov.ab.ca.

Governance Services, Community and Social Services

3rd Floor, Sterling Place 9940 – 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2N2

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

Community and Social Services / Children’s Services Appeal Panels

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Application and Appeals Ministerial Order for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped

Child Care Licensing Act

Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act

Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act

Income and Employment Supports Act

Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act