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May 04, 2020

WJS Canada  Program Director - Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres 

Job ID J0420-0683

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Program Director - Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Peace River or High Level, AB, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Scheduled Hours: 8:30am TO 4:30pm (This management position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, as necessary) *Salary Negotiable*
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $0.0000 - $0.0000 /Year
Closing Date:

Description:The Program
Caring for the child, caring for the family.

The support the WJS Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres provide emphasizes on building relationships to enhance child and family strengths and overcome areas of struggle. No two families are alike. Using a Collaborative Service Delivery model and individualized services, the WJS Family Services Centre helps Peace River & High Level area families strengthen their current relationships and resources, as well as, building new community support networks.
The Position
The Program Director is a senior management role with broader strategic and operational responsibilities. It is a unique combination of direct leadership of both the Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres, as well as, enables significant input and development into the agency's business/service plans. Must be willing to visit the alternate family service site regularly.
In Your Role You Will
• Participate as a member of the senior leadership team, in overall strategic planning and priority setting for the organization

• Ensure policies, procedures and enabling systems are in place and operating effectively to support key aspects of overall organizational performance and meet accreditation standards

• Oversee fiscal management and administrative processes

• Ensure recruitment, selection, training & development to support staff attraction, retention and satisfaction

• Establish and maintain a community access and resource network

• Coordinate, analyze and integrate required service area documentation, reporting results and actions and ensure a line-of-sight with the organization's strategic agenda/priorities

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 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
• Past executive leadership experience in the social services field

• Experience with service planning and delivery, and the political environment in which

child and family services are delivered.

• Business Administration and operational leadership skills

• A Degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational

preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.

• 3-5 years experience in a similar management or human services generalist position.

• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

• Experience with financial and human resource management.

• Able to develop financial plans and manage resources; ability to analyze and interpret

financial data.

• Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.

• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities

• Strong conflict resolution, mediation and crisis prevention and intervention techniques.

• Commitment to quality assurance; knowledge of CARF and related accreditation and

certification requirements.

• Knowledge of communications and public relations principles, practices and techniques;

ability to develop and deliver presentations.

• Ability to foster relationships with government officials, community groups, etc.

• Ability to use common computer applications is required.
What WJS Canada does
WJS keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:

• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support

• Home Visitation

• Supported Family Time

• Family Team Meetings, Group Conferencing

• Family Finding & Engagement

• Child in Care Services

• Foster and Kinship Care and Support

• Personal and Family Counselling

• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs

• Driver Escorts for Families

Our Employees Enjoy

• Safe, supportive and caring team environment

• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development

• Flexible hours

• Generous benefit packages including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life and more!
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.comNo telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.



  • Management  - 3 year(s)
  • Business Administration
  • CARF Accreditation
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Resources
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Design
  • Program Director
  • Quality Analyst


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