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Direct Funding Coordinator (Clerk 3)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2A8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia

 

 

Competition # : 28521 

Department: Health and Wellness

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/27/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians.  Along with our partners, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, we are committed to continually improving our health care system. With a focus on collaborative primary health care, continuing care, improved supports for mental health and addictions, digital health, capital infrastructure, and more, the department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.

 

About Our Opportunity

 

Under the direction of the Manager Home and Community, the Direct Funding Coordinator is responsible for administering direct client funding programs in accordance with the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), Risk Mitigation- Continuing Care policy and processes and Department of Internal Services (ISD) processes. Direct client Funding programs include:  Self-managed Care, Supportive Care, Caregiver Benefit and Personal Alert Assistance Program.

 

The primary responsibilities include: administering direct client funding programs and ensuring fund disbursements to service recipients is in keeping with policies and procedures, primary point of contact for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) financial service officers, DHW Finance and Transactional Services, ISD for questions and or concerns related to the direct funding programs. The Coordinator must also maintain program and client information, maintain budget information and complete analysis of program budgets and client trends to support the development of program level recommendations. The development of reports may be required as requested to the Director, Home and Community Care and/or Manager, Home and Community outlining program risks and make recommendations for improvement that will further enhance the effectiveness of the direct funding programs.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

  • Administer direct client funding programs and ensure fund disbursements to service recipients is in keeping with policies and procedures.
  • Take on role as primary point of contact for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) financial service officers, DHW Finance and Transactional Services for questions and/or concerns related to the direct funding programs.
  • Maintain program and client information, maintain budget information and complete analysis of program budgets and client trends to support the development of program level recommendations.
  • Developing reports may be required as requested by the Director, Home and Community Care and/or Manager, Home and Community outlining programs risks and recommendations for improvement that will further enhance the effectiveness of the direct funding programs.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

The ideal candidate will have graduated high school and have at least 3 years of related experience; or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience.   

 

You must have experience understanding and working with budgets, as well as experience in preparing cheque requisitions and journal vouchers. Proficiency with computer software in particular, Microsoft Excel and Outlook is required. You must also have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as experience working in a team environment. Excellent communication skills both oral and written are required. Experience with SAP will be considered a definite asset.

 

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

 

Benefits

 

The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

 

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

 

 

Pay Grade:  CL 18  

Salary Range:  $1,571.23 - $1,758.00 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 

 

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.