POSTING DATE: June 8, 2021
POSTING NUMBER: 2021-43
POSITION: Manager, SOLO Program
Until return of incumbent (approximately January 2023)
PROGRAM: Supported Outreach Living Opportunities (SOLO) Program
WORK AREA: Various locations in Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and Fraser Valley
HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday on call 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
and as operationally required
REPORTS TO: Director, Operations
SUPERVISES: SOLO Mental Health Workers
POSTING CLOSING DATE: June 20, 2021
START DATE: August 16, 2021
All candidates subject to a Criminal Record Check. Please see Job Description including required qualifications below.
About MPA Society
MPA Society is an award-winning and accredited non-profit agency that has supported people living with mental illness for over 50 years. Created on the principle of self-empowerment, our programs promote the dignity and well-being of people with mental illness by inspiring hope and supporting their recovery. MPA Society operates over 30 social, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities.
This exciting manager position works with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to support some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable people. This dynamic position offers a balance between managing a team of Housing First Mental Health Workers and ensuring the program achieves its overall mission and goals. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and opportunities to grow professionally with the organization, and we are looking for someone who will apply their abilities and values in a meaningful way for those we support.
At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
TITLE: Manager, Supported Outreach Living Opportunities (SOLO) Program
REPORTS TO: Director, Supported Housing
SUPERVISES: SOLO Program Mental Health Workers
The Manager, SOLO Program is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Supported Outreach Living Opportunities program. In conjunction with the Director, the Manager plays a key role in developing and implementing strategic plans, programs, policies and procedures for the division, and implementing performance measurements and quality improvement initiatives.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a relevant behavioural science, plus 5 years recent experience in a mental health related agency with responsibility for front line service delivery, crisis debriefing and support, conflict resolution and case planning. Three years' management or supervisory experience.
Strong understanding of the principles and practices involved with Housing First programs. Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation approaches and services, dual diagnosis issues, and community mental health and social service resources.
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