Job Posting 84504

Manager of Adult Mental Health Programs
UP Community Services
Central Alberta
closes in 19 days (Fri, 15 Jul)
full time  •  $57,158.00 - $64,298.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience)

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.


Manager of Adult Mental Health Programs – Wetaskiwin, AB


*As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and to obtain additional immunizations per Alberta Health Services to maintain fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19.


Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.


Program/Position overview: The Manager of Adult Mental Health Services oversees and supports the staff within the three adult mental health programs: Serenity House, Touchstone Place Clubhouse and the Consumer Initiative Program.  Touchstone Place is a weekday drop in centre that is committed to provide an environment where people with severe and persistent mental illness could socialize and access the resources they might need to live successfully in the community. The Consumer Initiative Program operates out of Touchstone Clubhouse and provides supports and skill building for employability within the community. Serenity House is a transitional 6 bed supported living program for adults with Mental Illness.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • The skills and motivation to provide supervision, support and facilitation of the 3 Adult Mental Health Programs;
  • Ability to liaison with services in the community which are associated with the Adult Mental Health Programs and develop a comprehensive working knowledge of community resources pertinent to members’ needs and ensure that members are aware of these resources and activities;
  • Ability to hire, supervise and support a team of 7;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Able to identify areas which interfere with effective service and provide recommendations for changes to enhance quality of service within the program and effectively manage change;
  • Excellent working knowledge of the basic principles related to the rehabilitation of the mentally ill, with an understanding of the more frequent types of emotional and behavioral problems - symptoms, causes and responses to medication and treatment;
  • Ability to motivate people, engage in public relations, and coordinate essential resources;
  • Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for adults, and understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;
  • Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner.


Qualifications/Experience: Being a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, a registered Social Worker or having supervisory experience in the Mental Health Field is desirable. Be registered, or eligible for registration, with the professional association of his/her discipline. Minimum 2 – 3 years of experience working with adults with mental health challenges.


Other Requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5), current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits) and a reliable vehicle with $2 million dollars coverage for the third-party liability insurance.


Salary & Benefits: Salary range is $57,158.00 - $64,298.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience). We provide full-time employees with a 100% employer paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer paid R.R.S.P. equaling 5% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. 3 weeks’ vacation accrual to start.


Closing date:  Open until suitable candidate found.


Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at .


UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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