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Job Number:  39779
Team Leader
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 December 2017
(69 days ago)
Wood's Homes
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: Negotiable

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.


Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.


Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.


We are currently seeking a Team Leader to work in Wood’s Homes Residential Services. The programs within this setting are highly structured and supervised - children live in a home with trained staff that are available 24/7, with clinicians and after-hours crisis supports. The children adhere to a daily schedule, participate in activities, and participate in behavioural treatment and safety plans. Each program is specialized in its trauma-informed mental health focus and utilizes evidence-based approaches.


This position reports to a Program Manager.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting and supervising front line staff including monitoring and authorizing staff hours, case management and first level liaison with families, referral services and communities.
  • Conducting supervisions, annual evaluations and establishing a training program for all staff.
  • Ensuring program is kept in excellent physical conditions and that program structure/integrity is maintained.
  • Assuming financial accountability for day to day management.
  • Participating in meetings and conferences related to young people, program and the agency as necessary.
  • Executes other responsibilities as required and assigned by the Program Manager. 



  • Diploma / Degree in the Social Sciences or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of four (4) years experience working with young people and families or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 
  • Experience working with people with disabilities (PDD) preferred.
  • Good understanding of clinical interventions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
  • Current certification in: CPR/Standard First Aid
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Personal suitability is important.


Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011. We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.


Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: . Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name, Residential Services TL’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please visit us at www.woodshomes.ca for more information about our organization.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: . Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name, Residential Services TL’ in the subject line.
Contact Details:
Wood's Homes
805 - 37th Street NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 4N8
www:   www.woodshomes.ca/workwithus

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