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Position/Title
Member (Part-Time)
Agency
Child And Family Services Review Board (Tribunals Ontario)
Advertisement Date
27-May-2020
Closing Date
23-Jun-2020
File Number
PAS-200049
Position Type
Part-Time
Remuneration
PER DIEM
Roles and Responsibilities

The Social Justice Division (the Division) is one of three divisions of the Tribunals Ontario adjudicative tribunal cluster. The Division has a mandate to resolve applications and appeals brought under a number of statutes relating to child and family services oversight, youth justice, human rights, residential tenancies, income support, compensation for victims of violent crime, and special education. To learn more about the Division, please visit: http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/.

Tribunals Ontario is seeking part-time Members for the Child and Family Services Board (CFSRB) and Custody Review Board (CRB). Under the authority of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Education Act and Intercountry Adoption Act, the CFSRB and CRB conduct reviews and hearings on a number of matters that affect children, youth and families in Ontario.

As a part-time Member, the successful candidates will be accountable to the Executive Chair and work under the general direction and mentorship of the Associate Chair, or delegate. Members are responsible for adjudicating and mediating disputes under applicable legislation, policies and rules, using a variety of dispute resolution methods. Members may be assigned to carry out their adjudicative responsibilities alone or as part of a panel. Services are delivered across the province and are of a high quality resulting in a fair and accessible experience for parties and stakeholders. As such, members will be required to travel throughout the province.

The successful candidates will work within a challenging, fast-paced and demanding environment that requires confidence, critical thinking and superior interpersonal and communications skills. Among the skills the successful candidates will bring, they recognize and respect the diversity of the people of Ontario and the requirements of procedural fairness in hearings, where parties are frequently self-represented. The successful candidates will also work within a collegial environment that is committed to the core values of accessibility, fairness, transparency, timeliness, integrity, professionalism and independence.

The successful candidates may be considered for cross-appointments to other constituent tribunals of the organization.

Qualifications

The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 provides that all appointments shall be made through a competitive, merit-based process, with criteria for appointments that include:

  • Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal;
  • Aptitude for impartial adjudication; and
  • Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal’s rules.

In addition, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Computer literacy; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel (with accommodation as required).

In addition, Members are required to possess the following core competencies:

  • Professional judgement;
  • Listening/understanding;
  • Decision-making;
  • Integrity/ethics/values;
  • Professional awareness; and
  • Conflict management.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation coupled with knowledge of the legislation and subject matter under the tribunal’s jurisdiction;
  • Ability to listen actively and communicate clearly and effectively with Tribunal users, including those who are not professional representatives or who rarely participate in CFSRB and CRB proceedings;
  • Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and to communicate them clearly in writing in a timely manner;
  • Good organizational skills to manage a heavy workload;
  • Good computer skills and an ability to work with paperless files;
  • Ability to work effectively in an inclusive, team environment; and;
  • Commitment to respect diversity, to maintain fair and transparent processes and to provide access to justice

Those who have demonstrated experience in working with Indigenous individuals and communities are encouraged to apply.

Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.

A full description of the qualifications and responsibilities of this position are set out in the Member position description found on the Social Justice Division website.

We thank all interested applicants, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Term
2 years
Appointment is by Order-in-Council for an initial term of up to two years and is subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years in a given position, upon the recommendation of the Executive Chair.
Time Commitment
Meet as required
Part-time.
Expenses
Yes
The rate of remuneration is on a per diem basis of $472 per day. Appointees shall be reimbursed for reasonable work-related expenses while engaged in the business of the Child and Family Services Review Board and the Custody Review Board in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive and any other Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet directives.