Join our dynamic team at the Office of the Worker Adviser in the Toronto and Central Region and take your career to the next level! As the Regional Manager, you will have the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills and lead a team of legal professionals in providing essential services to vulnerable workers.
We are currently looking for two (2) managers to oversee the Central and Toronto regions. The successful candidate can be located in any of the listed offices within the region:
- Central Region: 119 King St W, Hamilton, 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Mississauga, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, or 145 Sir William Hearst Ave, Downsview
- Toronto Region: 123 Edward St, Toronto or 305 Milner Ave, Scarborough
- Note: This position will require occasional travel across the region.
The Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA)
is an independent agency of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. We have fifteen offices located throughout Ontario. Our team educates, advises and represents non-union workers who have been injured at work or who have been threatened or punished for following health and safety laws. Each year, thousands of vulnerable workers and their surviving family members entrust us with their cases.
About the Ontario Public Service (OPS)
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.
The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.
The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy
, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint
, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.
In this senior leadership role, you'll be expected to:
Leadership in the OPS
- Demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage.
- Lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, having a future mindset and developing others.
- Lead with a common purpose, be inclusive and drive people centered outcomes.
- Lead and manage direct reports in two offices in the Toronto region (Toronto and Scarborough) and four offices in Central Region (Mississauga, Downsview, Hamilton, and St Catharines)
- Provide strategic advice to executive levels on issues impacting agency's service deliverables.
- Lead business, finance and resource planning activities to support agency program operations and services.
- Build organizational capacity through effective human resources practices.
- Build and maintain collaborative working relationship with business partners and stakeholders.
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:
- You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
- You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
- You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day
- You have experience providing strategic direction, guidance and coaching to staff and/or project teams.
- You have experience fostering an environment of inclusion, high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
- You have experience leading complex projects and high-profile initiatives, effectively utilizing resources and prioritizing tasks to deliver results.
- You have experience leading change management initiatives.
- You have experience working in a unionized environment and have an advanced understanding of best practices in people management.
- You have experience building and maintaining collaborative working relationships.
- You have experience providing sound, strategic advice and briefings to senior executives.
- You have client service skills to appropriately address complex, challenging and emotional situations/issues.
- You are an effective communicator and explain complex subject matter in relatively simpler terms.
- You have extensive knowledge of Workplace Safety and Insurance System in Ontario.
- You have extensive knowledge of workplace health and safety and workers' compensation issues.
- Candidates licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to provide legal services in Ontario would be an asset.
- You have extensive knowledge and experience in operations management and are proficient in statistical analysis through using tools such as Microsoft Excel.
- The Ontario Public Service Leadership Model defines the expected leadership behaviours, attributes and mindset for leaders. Be sure to demonstrate these leadership behaviours in your application.
- Explore our Application Preparation Guide for valuable tips on crafting an impactful application.