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Job Number:  45443
Foundry Prince George Manager (Youth Wellness Centre)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
(82 days ago)
YMCA of Northern BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako / North East Type: Full time
Location: Prince George Salary: 65,000-80,000

Position Title:                 Foundry Prince George Manager (Youth Wellness Centre)

Terms:                             Permanent; full-time; eligible for generous benefits package  

Salary:                            $65,000-80,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience

Location:                        Prince George, BC, with occasional travel required

Start Date:                      As soon as possible

Application Deadline:  July 4th, 2018 at 5:00pm


Organization Profile        

The YMCA of Northern BC serves 20,000 people of all abilities, background, and stages of life in Prince George, Vanderhoof, and Northern British Columbia.  We are a growing, multi-service association that offers health, fitness, recreation, licensed child care, rehabilitation services, community support services, and summer camp.  The YMCA of Northern BC offers the opportunity to join a strong and exuberant team in a workplace that embraces respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility. 



The YMCA is the lead agency for Foundry Prince George, an integrated health and social service hub for young people ages 12-24, established in October 2017.  Alongside many local partners, Foundry Prince George is a “one-stop-shop” for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services, and youth and family peer supports.  Foundry Prince George provides safe, non-judgmental care, information and resources, and works to reach young people early, before health challenges become problematic.


Foundry Prince George is one centre within a larger provincial initiative expanding access to services and supports for young people across BC through a branded network of Foundry centres. By bringing together a variety of health and social services under one roof and working in partnership with young people and families, Foundry helps young people find the care, connection, and support they need. 


Purpose and Objective

The Foundry Manager oversees the daily operations of Foundry Prince George and reports directly to the Director of Community Health. This role provides guidance and day-to-day supervision to a diverse, integrated, and interdisciplinary team comprised of both team members employed directly by the YMCA and team members contributed by partners.  The Foundry Manager ensures quality care informed by youth needs and preferences and promotes continuous quality improvement through all systems and processes.  The successful candidate will collaborate deeply with related social support services at Youth Around Prince and other relevant community resources.  This role also participates actively in the larger Foundry provincial network and related working groups and events. 


Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Coordinates and leads the day-to-day operation of Foundry Prince George Youth Health Centre. Coordinates scheduling of the centre
  • Provides day to day supervision and support to all members of the integrated Foundry service delivery team, working closely with partner leadership and clinical supervisors for non-YMCA team members
  • Provides direct clinical care or clinical process guidance when indicated
  • Directly supervises YMCA team members including performance evaluation/ management
  • Nurtures a positive team environment of continuous learning, effective communication, and service excellence
  • Works closely with Youth Around Prince’s related programs and leadership
  • In collaboration with the Director of Community Health, selects and hires new staff
  • Works closely with Foundry BC to further develop and maintain a branded centre within the larger provincial initiative of innovative youth health centres
  • Works closely with the Foundry Central team to ensure effective communication, knowledge exchange, collection of data, and evaluation practices
  • Ensures best practices (such as the stepped care model, inter-disciplinary primary care, harm reduction, and family smart practices) are at the core of Foundry Prince George
  • Assists the Director of Community Health to develop, monitor, and maintain a balanced budget and manage financial, technical, and human resources
  • Ensures financial responsibility, risk management, and accountability
  • Incorporates culturally safe practice and promotes a safe place for diverse populations, including LGBTQ+ and Indigenous populations
  • Recognizes and manages risk, and ensures action are taken to prevent/ minimize harm
  • Responds to and/ or provides support to team members and colleagues during critical incidents and high risk situations
  • Performs administrative functions, including writing reports, producing documents and presentations, leading or supporting policy development, ensuring adherence to policies
  • Oversees use of shared electronic medical record and ensures accountability and privacy
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of available resources in the community
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with all Foundry stakeholders and relevant community resources
  • Represents Foundry Prince George in the community and delivers public presentations
  • Actively promotes the YMCA mission of building healthy communities and models the core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility


  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field (social work, nursing, counselling, etc.)
  • 5 years of relevant employment experience including previous leadership and supervisory experience
  • Previous experience with multi-disciplinary health care teams and primary care a significant asset
  • Understanding of and passion for youth and their families
  • Genuine commitment to service integration and improving service experiences for youth and their families
  • Previous experience with developing policies and procedures, program design and delivery a significant asset
  • Physical ability to complete required tasks
  • Satisfactory criminal record check and clear vulnerable sector search
  • Three satisfactory professional references

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication, decision-making, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in relevant IT applications (Microsoft Office Suite and, ideally, MOIS electronic medical record)
  • Solid foundation of human resource/ occupational health and safety practices and related legislation
  • Knowledge of best practices related to community health, including but not limited to harm reduction, step model of care, cultural safety, and youth and family centred care
  • Staff mentoring and development skills; ability to lead a positive working environment
  • Relationship- and team-building skills with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent self-management skills in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems with minimal direction
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, changing environment


  • Leadership/ Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of self and others to achieve desired results.
  • Negotiation/ Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Ability to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term goals.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.
  • Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.
  • Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.
  • Community Awareness and Understanding – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the organization.
  • Project Resource Management – ability to manage a project from initial planning to completion.
  • Strategic Planning/ Vision- ability to visualize future direction and formulate strategies, plans, and actions to achieve vision
  • Self-Management – ability to appropriately manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; and think clearly and stay focused under pressure. Encompasses self-regulation and mindfulness.
  • Teamwork/ Cooperation – ability to work cooperatively and productively with others within and across organizational units to achieve common goals; demonstrate respect, cooperation, collaboration, and consensus-building.
How to Apply:
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Please submit the following three required documents no later than July 4th, 2018 at 5:00pm:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• YMCA employment application located on our website at:

Direct applications to:
Contact Details:
Melissa Cailleaux, Director of Community Health
YMCA of Northern BC
1160 7th Ave.
Prince George, BC
V2L 3L6
Fax: 250-565-4209
www:   www.nbc.ymca.ca

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