Managers in social, community and correctional services (NOC 0423)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Managers in social, community and correctional services:

  • plan, organize and direct the programs and activities of social service and community agencies, correctional institutions, counselling departments, labour organizations, professional associations, political parties and non-governmental organizations
Common job titles
  • administrator, regional correctional
  • chief clerk, legislative assembly
  • chief, social services
  • co-ordinator, major community projects
  • co-ordinator, provincial social services
  • director, association


Managers in social, community and correctional services perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the delivery of social and community service programs such as income maintenance, children's aid and emergency housing services
  • manage the operations and activities of correctional facilities and detention centres
  • carry out the programs of non-governmental organizations involved with social issues such as health care, human rights, consumer protection, international development and environmental protection
  • carry out programs of membership organizations such as political parties, labour organizations, business and professional associations
  • create administrative procedures to meet goals set by board of directors or senior management
  • direct and advise professional and non-professional staff delivering services and programs to the general public and to the organization or association membership
  • plan, carry out and control budgets for programs, equipment and support services
  • represent their respective organizations for the purpose of government communication and media relations
  • participate in policy development by preparing reports and briefs for management committees and working groups
  • hire and provide training for professional and non-professional staff

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

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