Job Posting 84506

Program Manager
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake
closes in 28 days (Sun, 31 Jul)
full time  •  $27.3600 - $31.1700 /Hour PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Scheduled Hours: On-call and weekends as needed
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $27.3600 - $31.1700 /Hour
Closing Date: 09/06/2022


Job Description

The Program
The Community Disability Services program in Slave Lake, Alberta supports people with developmental disabilities, some challenged with high behaviours, complex mental health needs and addictions. Through community living and life skill coaching, career development and family support, our highly skilled team encourage inclusion and participation to become active and involved in their communities.

The Position
The Program Manager provides operational and administrative direction for the development, implementation and management of the Community Disability Support Services program in this CARF-accredited agency. The Program Manager hires, trains and manages a diverse staff of Disability Support Workers, Practitioners and Team Leads. Other responsibilities of this challenging position include program staff scheduling, coordinating individual program plans, working directly with persons served and their families, and ensuring service complies with company and program policies, legislation and CARF accreditation standards. The Program Manager reports to the Program Director.

In Your Role You Will
• Assist Program Director to develop, implement, manage and evaluate high-quality, community disability services and programming.
• Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and values of the agency and CARF accreditation and the use of best practices when supporting persons served.
• Interview, hire, train, supervise and evaluate Disability Service Workers.
• Motivate employees through performance management and professional development to peak performance and productivity; take disciplinary action when required.
• Advocate for, plan and implement changes in response to client needs/desires
• Ensure client files, reports and critical incidents are reported and managed accordingly.
• Assist in future contract negotiations with funders.
• Collect, organize, prepare and maintain files, records, reports, etc. for agency, ministry and CARF accreditation.
• Communicate regularly with agencies, funders, professionals, etc. involved with persons served.
• Provide on-call and emergency coverage on cell phone as required.
• Facilitate monthly staff meetings.

COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hiring.

*** 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.

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.
• 3 years in a similar facility or program (group home, long term care, disabilities, etc)
• 1+ year in a supervisory or management role
• Experience with high behaviour management, complex mental health needs and/or addictions.
• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, team building skills - including coaching and mentoring skills.
• Observation and interpretive skills to support service integration and delivery; including the ability to identify variances and formulate appropriate action plans.
• Conflict resolution, mediation and crisis prevention and intervention skills.
• Strong understanding of Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, relevant legislation, guidelines, policies and standards.
• Experience working with computer/business software programs.
• Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract

What WJS Canada does
• Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide standard-setting service.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• Enjoy a challenging, safe, healthy and rewarding workplace.

Our Employees Enjoy
• A fair and equitable wage.
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, with premiums paid by the employer!
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• Innovation that sets and defines new standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• World-class staff training and personal development.

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