Job Posting 102112

Program Coordinator 2
WJS Canada
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closes in 8 days (Wed, 31 Jul)
full time  •  $33.77 - $38.77 per hour

Program Coordinator 2, Full-Time (Tuesday - Saturday, 40hrs)

Job # J0624-0899


The Program

Youth Horizons is a licensed 4-bed co-ed resource, focusing on female youth, ages 13-18, receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Youth Horizons provides a safe home environment in Saanich. Taking a person-centered, trauma-informed approach, staff are expected to recognize the effects of trauma and help youth cope with the effects. The goal in the provision of services is to avoid re-traumatizing and facilitate personal growth. The staff accomplish this via knowledge of the trauma-informed approach, assessment, and relationship-building, responding to disclosures, focusing on youth's strengths, and having cultural awareness.

The Position
The Program Coordinator 2 plans, implements and oversees the day to day program operations of this CARF accredited agency. Directly supervises program staff and provides support to contractors as required. This position requires union membership with BCGEU.

This permanent full-time position will work 40 hours per week, with a weekly schedule of:
• Tuesday 1500-2300
• Wednesday 0800-1600
• Thursday through Saturday 0700-1500
• On-call duties will be required, in the absence of the Program Manager, along with flexibility to meet the needs of the program (including overnight scheduling when required).

**Please be aware that this is a fixed schedule that coordinates with other frontline staff schedules, and as such, there is no flexibility to negotiate the days of the week or the hours worked.

In Your Role You Will
• Plan and develop the program in consultation with the program manager, and plan and implement program activities and special events.
• Formulate program policies and procedures and evaluate the program in consultation with the supervisor.
• Oversee the day to day operation of the program by ensuring that: the necessary facilities and equipment are in place; program policies, guidelines and best practices are adhered to; and program standards and licensing requirements are met.
• Supervise/oversee program staff and contractors by performing duties such as assigning work, providing feedback on performance, and conducting performance evaluations.
• Participate in the recruitment and selection of program staff and contractors by performing duties such as screening applicants, participating in interview panels, and making hiring recommendations.
• Schedule program staff and set up placements according to program requirements.
• Orient, determine the need for, and provide training to program staff, contractors, volunteers and practicum students.
• Promote public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
• Liaise with community service providers and other professionals to coordinate service provision, facilitate referrals to the program, and represent the agency and/or program in external events.
• Maintain related records and statistics and produces reports as required.
• Operate motor vehicles safely and legally while transporting service recipients or on WJS business.
• Provide on-call and emergency coverage on pager or cell phone as required.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as required.

Criminal Record Check/Ministry Check Statement
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 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
• Diploma or Degree in Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Social Work, Disability Studies, Sociology, Healthcare Aide, PSW, Practical Nursing or equivalent
• Minimum of three years related experience, including one year supervisory or management experience.
• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Other related fields of experience include Community Support Worker, Education Assistant, Special Needs, Behaviour Interventionist, Youth Worker

• Valid BC Driver’s Class 5 License and clean driver’s abstract
• A reliable, safe vehicle that has appropriate insurance is an asset
• Valid CPR/First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate (Mandt) and Conflict Resolution Certificate (or ability to obtain within probation period)
• Clear physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
• Positive behavior supports experience and Trauma informed care an asset.
• WHMIS, and Food Hygiene and Sanitation certificates an asset
• Ability to comprehend information and communicate effectively both orally and in writing (in English), including business communications and basic mathematics.

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.

**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada, including the requirement to provide 3 professional references.**

What WJS Canada does
WJS helps individuals thrive in their communities through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Youth services
• Community-based homes and residential care
• Supportive Independent living
• Family support services, including respite care
• Day programs, community involvement, employment
• Behaviour, emotional and mental health support

While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada, this opportunity is in Victoria, BC. Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a wonderful blend of old and new experiences. As the provincial capital, Victoria offers the mildest climate in Canada. With scenic views, heritage architecture and culinary delights, Victoria is an area rich with personality. Often amongst the top destinations in Canada, Victoria offers a close-knit community, rich with community festivals, eco-tourism and opportunity. For more information on living and working in Victoria, visit:

Our Employees Enjoy
• Work/life balance
• Learning and career development opportunities
• Competitive wages (per Collective Agreement)
• Paid vacation and benefits for eligible employees (per Collective Agreement)
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Long Service Milestone rewards
• Employee referral bonus program

Website reference
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

Closing Statement
No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.

Equal-Opportunity Employer
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.

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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