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Job Details

Job Number:  56701
Family Development and Program Manager
Job Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
(in 22 days)
Employment Office
Region: Kootenay, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East, Fraser Valley, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge Salary: (not entered)
  • Put your experience to use in this rewarding role!
  • End each day knowing you made a difference.
  • Enjoy a flexible and inclusive work environment, as well as a wide host of benefits!

About the Organization

Founded in 2011, the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society was formed to answer the needs of the urban Indigenous peoples of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Now called Fraser River Indigenous Society, we are here to serve Urban Indigenous Peoples, welcoming people of all nations and ages so we can foster a sense of belonging and provide space to connect and celebrate.

The Fraser River Indigenous Society aims to foster an environment where Communities of self-determined Indigenous Peoples can live in a collaborative way. We provide services and programs for our community to acknowledge our past present and future generations. 

For more information please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

The Fraser River Indigenous Society currently has an exciting opportunity for a Family Development Program Manager to join our team in Pitt Meadows, BC.

The Family Development Program Manager is responsible for the leadership, development, implementation and program oversight of family support, access support, community support and circle programs under the direction of the Executive Director. 

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that Indigenous knowledge, world views and values inform processes, systems and day to day activities.
  • Representing the organization at community activities and meetings.
  • Creating a culturally safe environment for staff and families.
  • Implementing the approved transition work plan for family development programs.
  • Overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of family development programs.
  • Writing program descriptions and proposals.
  • Developing program policies and procedures for each program.
  • Monitoring the day-to-day delivery of family development programs and services.
  • Teaching and supporting staff to write required narrative family progress reports.
  • Developing and maintaining referral, intake, assessment and waitlist management systems and tools.
  • Implementing human resources policies, procedures and practices and developing/revising job descriptions for early years and family development positions.
  • Recruiting, interviewing and selecting staff; employee performance reviews, disciplinary action if required.
  • Administering program funds according to the approved program budgets and monitoring monthly cash flow.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need an Undergraduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years experience in a program manager role. A Child and Youth Care (CYC) or a First Nations Child and Youth Care (FNCYC) degree is not a requirement but will absolutely be considered as an asset. Please note that an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

While being a member of one of the Fraser River Indigenous communities is not required in order to apply, it is a significant advantage.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience and knowledge of issues related to family development programs and administration of MCFD contracts.
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous community and its historical background.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of related community and provincial programs and support.
  • Experience in report writing and required contractual administrative duties.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/voluntary organizations.

This role is best suited towards an easily adaptable, ethical problem solver who is truly passionate about culture-centred family development and is focused on fostering long-lasting relationships within the community.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who is self-directed, strengths-based and has a demonstrated understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, traditions, socio-economic realities.

Due to the nature of this role, a valid Class 5 BC drivers licence, access to a reliable vehicle, valid business insurance and liability coverage and a Drivers Abstract is required. You will also need to complete a Criminal record check and provide a valid First Aid certificate within 90 days of employment.

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will be awarded an industry competitive salary, as well as the following benefits:

  • Partial dental coverage and prescription drug coverage.
  • 3 weeks vacation.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • 1 monthly wellness day.
  • Flexible working hours (banked time off & the option to work out of office where applicable).

If you think this sounds like you, don't miss out on this truly rewarding opportunity to make a difference - Apply today!

How to Apply
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For more information and to apply for this role please click on the following link: https://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/111220

No email applications or telephone calls please.
Contact Details
Alisha Gadhoke
Employment Office
Employment Office, 200-1190 Melville

Tel: 6046770341
www:   www.franas.org/

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