Job Posting 100212

Program Manager
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Nanaimo, BC
closing tomorrow (Sun, 14 Apr)
part time  •  $35.00-$38.00 per hour

Job: #J0324-0387

Part-Time Program Manager (Nanaimo)

Number of Positions: 1

The Position

We are looking for someone with the ability and skill to respond effectively to crisis situations applying trauma informed practices and strength-based approaches.


The Program Manager provides operational and administrative direction for the development, implementation and management of the program in this CARF-accredited agency. They implement and monitor policies and procedures related to day-to-day services to persons served and directs and coordinates the day-to-day management of program staff. They work directly with persons served and their families/care teams as required, and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating individual program plans. The Program Manager participates in agency decision- making and is the primary liaison with the contracting body.


This management position is based at the Nanaimo program location.

Scheduling Requirements:

This permanent, part-time position will work 30 hours per week. Schedule to be confirmed / discussed at time of hire and will vary to meet the operational needs of the program, including some hours on-line. Will also be required to be “on-call” during scheduled time off.


The Program

The Main’s Program accommodates two youth receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Through positive role-modeling, person-centered care and a trauma-informed approach, the program aims to empower youth, as well as, create healthy relationships with their family and communities.


WJS Canada accommodates and supports youth in a comfortable and welcoming home that is staffed 24-hours. Mains offers a safe environment in a friendly residential neighbourhood.


In Your Role You Will

  • Recruit, screen, hire, supervise and evaluate performance of program staff; coordinate work allocation, training and problem resolution; motivate employees to peak performance and productivity; take disciplinary action when required.
  • Ensure the program and staff comply with policies, procedures and values of the agency and use best practices when supporting persons served.
  • Establish and maintain a program structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the agency’s goals and objectives; coordinate and oversee the recruitment, employment, training, supervision, evaluation and discipline of staff, and termination as required.
  • Coach and mentor staff, and lead and participate in team building activities.
  • Ensure the program complies with any applicable collective agreement; facilitate onsite grievance meetings.
  • Develop and maintain program standards and procedures that comply with provincial and agency policies, regulations, standards and guidelines; establish and coordinate outcome evaluation, quality improvement and safety protocols and procedures.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-term goals, objectives and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; effect changes required for improvement.
  • Contribute to developing agency policies and procedures by participating in agency planning, policy making and other committees.
  • Develop and manage annual program budget and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  • Produce program, occupancy, annual and other reports as required.
  • Advocate effectively for service recipients

For complete overview of the responsibilities of this role, please visit the Employment page of WJS Canada.


As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • A degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.
  • Minimum of three years in a similar facility or program, with at least one year in a supervisory or management role.
  • Must have specific experience with financial and human resource management.
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 and CPR certificates required.
  • MANDT or Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention Certificate and Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • 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

Other Requirements:

  • A physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Prior experience in Trauma Informed Practices
  • Prior experience in implementing Behavioural Interventions
  • Successful criminal record/vulnerable sector check.
  • Successful candidate must sign an oath of confidentiality, a conflict of interest statement, abuse protocols, and a code of ethics statement

**Successful applicants will be required to provide three (3) professional reference prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.***

**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**


Not sure you meet the requirements? We still welcome you to apply, as we may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience.


Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is unwavering. We believe that varied backgrounds and experiences fuel innovation and success. As an equal-opportunity employer, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across all operations. We're seeking candidates passionate about contributing to our multicultural teams and enriching our workplace with their unique insights and cultural sensitivity.
We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.


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