Job Title: Manager, Counselling Services - Women's Programs
Status: Permanent, Full Time
Date Posted: January 28, 2020
The Manager, Counselling Services – Women’s Programs is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of counselling programs. The Manager is responsible initially to act at the Program Lead for the Signs of Safety Project. The Manager, will begin to add other related counselling services contracts to their portfolio to create in-house expertise in the important areas of women’s and girls’ support services.
The Manager ensured the fulfillment of contract deliverables, managers associated human and financial resources and Manages risk within the portfolio. The Manager will monitor emerging client and community needs, secure and grow funding for programs/services, advocate to funders and develop strategic partnerships to build the capacity of counselling services and support the organization’s strategic platform. This role will play a key role within the Child, Youth & Family Services department and will work collaboratively with the other Service Delivery and Program Managers.
The Manager will initially focus on the Signs of Safety contract by leading the project and ensuring smooth relationships and communication between all stakeholders and the project team. The Manager will also be responsible for program delivery and contract management, staff supervision and management, program development, strategic growth and innovation.
Qualified candidates will posses:
A criminal record check is required as a part of this process.
To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments. Please note that only Word or PDF formats can be accepted. As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered.
To view all opportunities at DIVERSEcity visit www.dcrs.ca/work-with-us/.
Position will remain open until filled; candidates are encouraged to apply before February 21, 2020.
A comprehensive job description will be provided to all candidates shortlisted for interviews.
DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at . Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
About Signs of Safety:
Signs of SafetyTM is an Australian strengths-focused tool, now with an international empirical base relevant to child protection agencies, particularly for high risk cases, including fidelity research (Turnell and Murphy, 2017). B.C. Aboriginal Child Protection Agencies have documented how it supports culturally safe service provision to Aboriginal families, signaling potential value for immigrant and refugee services. This appreciative-inquiry, child-centred process maximizes naturally connected networks, consistent with research recommending simultaneous safety planning for immigrant and refugee women and children.
This project (entitled Mainstreaming Culture in Safety Planning for Survivors of Violence and their Children: the Impact of the Signs of SafetyTM Model on the Cultural Safety of Vulnerable Immigrant and Refugee Women and Children experiencing Domestic Violence) aims to: test whether adapting the Signs of SafetyTM model and using it in a settlement context will result in increased cultural safety for families in service provision, enhanced staff knowledge and skills to safety plan with clients within scope of practice, and improved collaborative working with other gender based violence services in Surrey to maximize the safety of immigrant and refugee survivors/children.
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers. For 40 years we have focused on providing specialized services newcomers to find employment, learn English, find housing, deal with family challenges, work through mental health issues and access medical care. DIVERSEcity is a client-centred organization committed to quality and accountability. We value growth, respect, integrity and compassion. To learn more about DIVERSEcity visit us at https://www.dcrs.ca/.
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