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Job Number:  45854
Program Director, Full-Time - Shared Living
Job Posted: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 14 July 2018
(69 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East, Fraser Valley, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: Fraser Valley, BC Salary: Compensatory, based upon experience.

WJS Canada is currently looking for one individual to join our Shared Living team in BC, as a Full-Time Program Director.


Job Reference #HS294-PDSL


The Program:

Are you passionate about creating community and inclusion? Do you have a passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to have good lives and full fill their dreams? Are you a strong social service professional who wants to work in a creative environment that builds on reflective practice, where you can utilize your experience and strength? If YES, then Shared Living Services is the service for you!


WJS Canada is looking for a dynamic and creative Program Director who believes in a Servant Leader philosophy and uses a strength-based approach with their teams and supported individuals. WJS Canada is an agency that believes that supported service staff creates better outcomes for people that access our services. We believe that investing in strong leadership creates great teams. If you are looking for an agency who will invest in you as a professional, please contact us today!

The Position:

The Program Director for Shared Living, provides operational management and leadership for a cluster of related programs, including direct supervision of program managers, financial management and administration, human resource management, quality assurance, and business development. Their focus is on business, administration, and networking, as well as oversight of contract management and WJS relationships related to responsibilities. They ensure managers operate programs according to applicable policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations and provincially-determined standards, and that all programs comply with contractual obligations. As a member of the Provincial Management Group, the Program Director participates in developing and approving policies and procedures, and contributes to agency decision-making. The Program Director also participates in national planning initiatives within the company.


Scheduling and Wage:

  • One (1) full-time position available
  • 40 hours per week with a flexible Monday thru Friday schedule, to meet the operational needs of the funders and WJS contracted providers
  • Requires the full ability to perform on-call support (rotation schedule in place) to the Managers of the contracted homes
  • Ability to travel within the Fraser Valley / Lower Mainland of BC
  • Hourly wage to be negotiated based upon skills and prior experience related to the position requirements.

The successful applicant must possess:

  • A degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.
  • Three to five years in a similar management or human resources generalist position
  • Must have specific experience with financial and human resource management.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Other Requirements:

  • Certified to conduct and supervise SAFE studies
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 and CPR certificates required.
  • Experience with basic sign language and/or alternative communication strategies training or experience an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
  • Reliable, safe vehicle with appropriate insurance
  • A physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test

*** 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.


Application deadline: July 14th, or until a suitable candidate is found. 


Additional information available at https://clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0618-1055&BRID=EX84870&SBDID=21869&LANG=1

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is July 14th, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply with a resume and covering letter (outline education, experience and references).

Please be sure to include Reference #HS294-PDSL with your submission.
Contact Details:
Lynn Wanamaker, Regional Service Director
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0618-1055&BRID=EX84870

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