VACANCY: Post of Assistant Manager

Department of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment and Human Services (Boys’ Training Centre)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS
  • Assists the manager in the daily operations of the Centre by providing direction, supervision and support in the care and protection of wards and staff of the Centre;
  • Liaises with the Permanent Secretary and Deputy Permanent Secretary, towards the effective
    implementation of the Centre’s mandate;
  • Required to provide guidance and supervision to the House Mother, Chief Warden and Administrative Staff.
DUTIES AND TASKS
  1. Ensures the continuous application of best practices regarding Juvenile and Adolescent care at the Centre;
  2. Liaises as necessary with the Central Agency on the development, clarification and implementation of the Centre’s programmes;
  3. Assists in coordinating the preparation and monitoring of the Centre’s annual budget;
  4. Provides general administrative support to the Manager, Boys’ Training Centre;
  5. Deputizes in the absence of the Manager, Boys’ Training Centre;
  6. Supervises the Security Officers, Wardens, House Mother and General Administration staff;
  7. Supervises the administration of the Care and Protection Programmes;
  8. Ensures the General maintenance and upgrading of the physical plant;
  9. Assists in preparation of annual reports;
  10. Manages and maintains an effective system for wards’ records;
  11. Prepares and coordinates in–service training programmes for staff of the Centre;
  12. Oversees the preparation of work schedule for Security Officers and Wardens;
  13. Performs any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager, Boys’ Training Centre.
CONDITIONS
  • Accommodation provided in a general administrative office;
  • Institutional support is provided through appropriate Civil Service Regulations and Departmental Guidelines;
  • A corporate mobile handset will be provided for the effective execution of duties in accordance with approved terms and conditions;
  • Required frequently to work after normal working hours, during weekends and during periods of social unrest;
  • The officer must avail himself/herself for personal development and career advancement through established orientation and in-service training;
  • Salary is in accordance with the terms stipulated by Government in the Estimates/Collective Agreement;
  • Required to carry an Identification Card as issued by the Department of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment and Human Services.
EVALUATION METHOD
  • Timely production of reports where applicable and meeting task deadlines;
  • Proven knowledge, understanding and effective application of Civil Service Rules and Regulations, legislation and regulations relating to the operations of the Centre;
  • Resolution of problems as they arise and the effectiveness of solutions implemented;
  • Compliance of the Centre’s guidelines and standard operating procedures.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
  1. Ability to perform as a team leader;
  2. Ability to teach, learn and unlearn;
  3. Ability to motivate, encourage and support others in making paradigm shifts as the Centre institutes best practices;
  4. Demonstrated level of maturity to cope adequately with the varied problems and challenges encountered;
  5. Demonstrated leadership qualities and the capacity to facilitate the development of the Centre’s programmes;
  6. Displays sensitivity to Human Relations and Natural Justice;
  7. Ability to maintain a quiet and cool composure, especially in stressful situations;
  8. Computer literacy would be an asset (hands on experience with word processing and worksheet computer applications and formulating database application);
  9. Experience with youth organization/male youth will be an asset;
  10. Working knowledge of or basic qualification in plant maintenance.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  1. University Degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field, from a recognized university plus one (1) year experience in a post at Grade 12.
    OR
  2. University Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field, from a recognized university plus four (4) years’ experience in a post at Grade 10 or above.
    OR
  3. Diploma in Psychology, Social Work or related field, from a recognized university plus one (1) year experience in a post at Grade 12.
Work experience with Adolescents and Juveniles is an Asset.

SALARY
Salary is at the rate of EC $61,914.36 per annum (Grade 14, Step 1).

Applications should be made on the prescribed Government of Saint Lucia application form along with certified copies of documents pertaining to qualifications, plus two (2) recent references and one (1) passport sized photograph and should be addressed to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Sir Stanislaus James Building
The Waterfront
Castries, St. Lucia


To reach no later than May 20, 2017.

Unsuitable candidates will not be acknowledged.

Please be advised that candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience may not be considered for an interview; only the candidates with the best qualifications and experience will be short listed for interviews.