MPA Society is an accredited and award-winning non-profit service 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, vocational, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities.
The MPA Resource Centre, located at Fir and 7th in Vancouver, provides a safe community setting where our members can socialize and engage in peer support in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. It is a lively and dynamic work environment providing a range of supports and services including hot meal program, weekly food bank, access to shower and laundry facilities, social programing including conversation clubs, ping-pong tournaments, art projects, and sports and fitness activities. The successful candidate will be managing a team of approximately 15 staff (full-time, part-time, and casuals), and working with both internal and external stakeholders and community partners.
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.
POSTING NUMBER: 2022-038
POSITION: Regular Full-Time Manager, MPA Resource Centre
UNION: Non-Contract / Excluded
HOURS OF WORK: 9:00am - 5:00pm or as operationally required
START DATE: ASAP
All candidates subject to a criminal records search.
Please see Job Description and Qualifications below.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and we encourage you to continue checking the MPA Society website for future opportunities.
TITLE: Manager, Resource Centre
REPORTS TO: Operations Director
SUPERVISES: Resource Centre Coordinator, Social Programmer, Homeless Outreach Worker
The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of Resource Centre programs and services. In collaboration with the Director, the Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative new programs and services as well as the development, implementation and adherence to best practices.
The Manager works collaboratively with a range of partners, both internal to the organization and external community partners, to ensure that Resource Centre programs and services are responsive to the current and future needs of members and are delivered in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Ensures agency policies are maintained and contributes to the development of new policies and procedures.
A level of education training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Sciences or a relevant field plus 3 years management experience in mental health in a unionized environment.
Knowledge of programs and services in the areas of mental health and addictions, harm reduction, psychosocial rehabilitation and the determinants of health.
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