Program Manager, WRS & SHARP

Employer:
John Howard Society Pacific
Location:
Unknown
Duration:
Full time
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:

Description:

The John Howard Society Pacific (JHSP) and Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) will be working in collaboration on several important initiatives and recently signed a partnership agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to confirm the organizations’ shared approach to programming that support Yukon First Nations with complex needs and formalize the arrangement for governance of the organizations’ shared activities.

ABOUT US
John Howard Society Pacific (JHSP) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.

ROLE PURPOSE
The Program Manager will apply leadership and innovation as the life force that sustains and enhances our programs. This position will make a difference by meeting the needs of our clients, funders, and regulators. The manager inspires excellence and purpose into the program by planning, organizing, staffing, and monitoring activities that ensure key targets are achieved.

HOURS (Multiple Positions Available)
Monday to Friday, 0900-1700, 40 hours per week Full-Time
This position requires the ability to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and program requirements.

LOCATIONS
Whitehorse, Yukon

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Implements and communicates all policies and procedures, including developing appropriate manuals, brochures and handbooks
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, transfers, and terminates staff and/or contractors as necessary to fulfill the program goal in accordance with JHSP policies
  • Implements a system of staff orientation, supervision, in service training and evaluation
  • Accepts responsibility for the day-to-day financial and administrative aspects of the programs
  • Designs and maintains effective and inclusive support programs
  • Supports the overall program strategic direction
  • Facilitates person-centered planning opportunities for staff and service users
  • Delivers culturally safe and appropriate services in partnership with Council of Yukon First Nations and other Yukon First Nations
  • Ensures that funder’s guidelines, based on all agreed goals, steps or success measurement and timelines, are completed
  • Delivers 24/7 on-site supports to tenants based on their needs including, case planning, home management, mental health crisis support, life skill development and harm reduction
  • Maintains effective working relationships with related community services, government/stakeholders and agencies
  • Is available to all resource staff in case of emergencies; this may include carrying a pager or cell phone 24 hours a day and ensures on call coverage is arranged in their absence
  • A bachelor's degree and/or professional designation, with a minimum of 3 years of applicable or relevant transferable past work experience
  • Extensive experience and expertise in the Community Living, Mental Health and Criminal Justice System
  • Extensive experience in management of the day-to-day aspects of community-based programs, including case planning, behaviour modification techniques, psychosocial rehabilitative techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of group process, individual counseling and crisis management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in hiring, training and supervising staff
  • Ability to motivate and organize a staff team
  • Administrative experience and strong administrative skills

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment.  The ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor's degree and/or professional designation, with a minimum of 3 years of applicable or relevant transferable past work experience
  • Extensive experience and expertise in the Community Living, Mental Health and Criminal Justice System
  • Extensive experience in management of the day-to-day aspects of community-based programs, including case planning, behaviour modification techniques, psychosocial rehabilitative techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of group process, individual counseling and crisis management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in hiring, training and supervising staff
  • Ability to motivate and organize a staff team
  • Administrative experience and strong administrative skills

Preference for candidates with knowledge of non-profit work environments, especially the Criminal Justice System and Developmental Disabilities.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to successfully complete a Security Clearance and/or Criminal Records Check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport clients

COMPENSATION
Annual Salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications. This role will also be eligible for the Society’s comprehensive Management Benefits Package.

WHAT WE OFFER?

  • An inclusive and supportive work environment, along with the opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Wellness supports, including counselling and other innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

COMMITTED LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER
JHSP recognizes the importance of supporting our communities through the Living Wage for Families Campaign. As a Certified Living Wage Employer, we are committed to providing our employees with fair living wages. 

DIVERSITY
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At JHS, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including but not limited to members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.

Additional Information:
Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the subject line “Program Manager, WRS & SHARP” to careers@jhspacific.ca
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