Job Posting 70555

Program Manager
WJS Canada
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Vancouver, BC
closes in 2 days (Mon, 10 May)
full time  •  Hourly wage of $27.00 - $30.00

WJS Canada is currently looking for an individual to join our program in Vancouver, BC, as a permanent, Full-Time Program Manager.


Job Reference – #J0121-0669


The Program:

WJS Canada is a private, national social service agency that provides community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities and young offenders. Our team of over 600 support workers, social workers and behavioral therapists located in Alberta, BC and Ontario, work with with individuals, families and groups to foster positive life changes, build skills and the confidence/resiliency to face or overcome life's challenges.

Each of the Community Living program is designed to provide services to adults we serve with personalized support programs that stress independence, support unique strengths and qualities, and encourage integration into the community.


The Position:

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

We are currently looking for a dedicated and experienced social services professional, with prior related supervisory / management skills, who wants to be part of a growing team of like-minded individuals. Position may be supervising a cluster of programs.



The full-time position will work 40 hours per week with a weekly schedule of:

  • Monday through Friday (day shifts)
  • Schedule varies to meet the operational needs of the program, including some hours on-line. May also be required to be “on-call” during scheduled time off.


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, including experience in a unionized environment.
  • Must have experience and/or knowledge of Residential Care Act
  • Must have experience with complex health programs
  • Must have specific experience with financial and human resource management.
  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 and CPR certificates required.
  • 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
  • Reliable, safe vehicle with appropriate insurance


Other requirements:

  • Must be able to pass screening by Licensing Board and be approved as PIC (Person in Charge)
  • A physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • 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

*** 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.

Applicants will be required to provide three (3) professional references that WJS Canada will be able to contact in a timely manner at time of interview.


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Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

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