As part of the Early Resolutions team, you’ll be the first contact for people coming to the Ontario Ombudsman’s office with complaints about the Ontario government. Early Resolution Officers (EROs) triage and analyze complaints to clearly identify issues and determine how to resolve them or when to escalate them. EROs must be able to capably frame issues for escalation and for regular reporting to senior management. Each ERO manages a caseload of files, as well as assists with trend analysis to identify complaint patterns and potential systemic issues. In addition to receiving complaints by email and letter, EROs use their active listening and interviewing skills to take complaints over the phone and in person, at times dealing with complainants who may require special accommodation, or who may be frustrated and distressed by their experience with different government organizations.
This opportunity will appeal to people who are keen to develop innovative solutions within a structured framework and while respecting existing processes and procedures. Successful candidates are both analytical and empathetic, and enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively. Opportunities to work on complaints in French for bilingual candidates.
Successful candidates will have the following:
A minimum of two years’ experience providing intake and complaint handling services in a similar organization
Post-secondary education in social sciences or law
Demonstrated experience in analyzing and identifying issues without injecting opinion or acting as an advocate
Ability to bring innovative thinking to an issue, while working within a prescribed framework
Capable of multitasking, balancing the need to resolve issues quickly with an effective and thorough analysis
Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals who are distressed, emotionally distraught or who may require special accommodation
Excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with individuals at all levels
Self-starter with a proven ability to work independently and with a team
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with provincial government organizations including boards, tribunals and agencies
Familiarity with social media and new technology an asset
We are recruiting for both permanent and contract positions.
Our recruitment practices reflect the Ontario Ombudsman’s continuing goal of encouraging a diverse and inclusive workplace. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code
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Please Note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Moving expenses will not be paid. This is a unionized position. Starting salary for this position is $69,681/year.