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Job Number:  45334
Regional Social Service Director - Northern Alberta
Job Posted: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 25 June 2018
(50 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta, Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)


Regional Social Service Director - Northern Alberta



Job Number: J0618-0255

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time (40 hrs/wk)

City: Edmonton, Alberta

Closing Date: June 25, 2018

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Cassie McCaffrey - Chief of Client Services


The Program

Are you looking for an exciting senior leadership opportunity?!


WJS Canada makes a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and individuals! We are committed to high quality service delivery and are seeking passionate collaborators, with well-developed leadership skills, who understand the business of social services. WJS Canada is a dynamic and responsive organization rooted in the core values of accountability, integrity, passion, quality and teamwork. As a member of our senior leadership team, your key responsibilities will be to develop our leadership, ensure quality service delivery and support business development.


WJS Canada, is a private, CARF-accredited social services agency with programs and services in Alberta, BC and Ontario. As Regional Social Service Director, you will oversee services that are delivered through partnerships with Children’s Services, Family Supports for Children with Disabilities and other government and private funders. You will focus on delivering holistic, empowering, services, with excellence, in a seamless way. You will be responsible for our programs in communities such as: Vegreville, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Red Deer, Slave Lake, Athabasca, Peace River, and High Level.


The Position

In consultation with the Chief of Client Services, you will develop and implement strategic planning activities, such as overseeing clinical/client services, setting program goals, implementing our quality strategy, supporting marketing activities and engaging in important stakeholder relationships.


Your position will be located out of the Edmonton Regional office or within the northern Alberta service area. Travel throughout the region, as well as to the Head Office in Maple Ridge, BC will be required.


In Your Role You Will

  • Foster positive relationships with senior and other government officials, funding sources, clients, and the community. Promotes the agency to local and provincial constituencies; negotiates with representatives of government, community and other agencies to promote the goals and objectives of the agency.
  • Author comprehensive quarterly reports addressing i) status of current programs and compliance with agency policy, contract terms, externally imposed standards, and legal requirements, ii) implementation/review of long-term plans, and iii) other issues related to the sector’s strategic plan.
  • Review/analyze monthly financial statements identifying present financial status, anticipated problems, financial planning and funding opportunities/alternatives.
  • Respond to the impacts of legislative changes, resources needs, etc.
  • Recruit, coach and mentor Directors and Managers and ensures compliance with established policies and objectives related to program operations; taking disciplinary action when required.
  • Ensure professional licensing and/or other accreditation requirements meet legal, regulatory and other requirements.
  • Protect the health, welfare, safety and security of persons served and staff.
  • Represent WJS Canada at conferences, meetings, functions as appropriate.


*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Masters in Human Services or Business (preferred), will consider Bachelors with exceptional experience
  • Extensive, high level management experience
  • Collaborative leadership skills and ability to foster cooperative work environments.
  • Knowledge of goals, objectives and operations of major social service agencies.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Strategic and program-level planning and implementation skills.
  • Financial data analysis and interpretation.
  • Computer related applications - MS Office 365, Sharepoint, Windows, Linux platforms, videoconferencing systems; willingness to learn and adapt to new software.


What WJS Canada does

WJS Canada's mission is ‘We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support.’  The support we provide for families, emphasizes relationship building, to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. WJS Canada believes in cultural responsiveness and exercises respect, encourages cultural connection and prioritizes cultural competency in hiring. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.com.


Our Employees Enjoy

At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.


For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com


Is this the opportunity you've been looking for? 


How to Apply:
Hiring Manager: Cassie McCaffrey
Contact Details:
If so, please click the link below to apply (or copy and paste it into your internet browser) or visit www.wjscanada.com
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