Job Posting 63456

Program Director - Social Services
WJS Canada (Social Services)
Northern Alberta, Peace River or High Level, Alberta
closes in 4 days (Fri, 7 Aug)
full time  •  Negotiable

 Program Director - Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres


Job Number: J0420-0683

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

City: Peace River or High Level, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 40

Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Monday - Friday

8:30am TO 4:30pm (This management position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, as necessary)

*Salary Negotiable*

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Liz John-West - Regional Service Director

The Program

Caring for the child, caring for the family.

The support the WJS Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres provide emphasizes on building relationships to enhance child and family strengths and overcome areas of struggle. No two families are alike. Using a Collaborative Service Delivery model and individualized services, the WJS Family Services Centre helps Peace River & High Level area families strengthen their current relationships and resources, as well as, building new community support networks.

The Position

The Program Director is a senior management role with broader strategic and operational responsibilities. It is a unique combination of direct leadership of both the Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres, as well as, enables significant input and development into the agency's business/service plans. Must be willing to visit the alternate family service site regularly.

In Your Role You Will

  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership team, in overall strategic planning and priority setting for the organization
    • Ensure policies, procedures and enabling systems are in place and operating effectively to support key aspects of overall organizational performance and meet accreditation standards
    • Oversee fiscal management and administrative processes
    • Ensure recruitment, selection, training & development to support staff attraction, retention and satisfaction
    • Establish and maintain a community access and resource network
    • Coordinate, analyze and integrate required service area documentation, reporting results and actions and ensure a line-of-sight with the organization's strategic agenda/priorities

*** 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.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Past executive leadership experience in the social services field
    • Experience with service planning and delivery, and the political environment in which
    child and family services are delivered.
    • Business Administration and operational leadership skills
    • A Degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational
    preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.
    • 3-5 years experience in a similar management or human services generalist position.
    • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
    • Experience with financial and human resource management.
    • Able to develop financial plans and manage resources; ability to analyze and interpret
    financial data.
    • Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
    • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
    • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and crisis prevention and intervention techniques.
    • Commitment to quality assurance; knowledge of CARF and related accreditation and
    certification requirements.
    • Knowledge of communications and public relations principles, practices and techniques;
    ability to develop and deliver presentations.
    • Ability to foster relationships with government officials, community groups, etc.

What WJS Canada Does

WJS keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support
• Home Visitation
• Supported Family Time
• Family Team Meetings, Group Conferencing
• Family Finding & Engagement
• Child in Care Services
• Foster and Kinship Care and Support
• Personal and Family Counselling
• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs
• Driver Escorts for Families

Our Employees Enjoy

Safe, supportive and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life and more!

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