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May
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Department Manager - Advocacy & Women’s Safety

South Peace Community Resources Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

To apply to this position, please quote the competition number and send your resume and cover letter to:

awillmott@spcrs.ca
  • Dawson Creek
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, The Department Manager will be responsible for the coordination of multiple programs that fall under each managerial position.

Responsibilities

The Department Manager will:

  • Be responsible for the administration of the Advocacy and Women’s Safety programs including, contract outcomes, the record keeping of client files and any reporting to the funders or licensing bodies;
  • Keep informed of provincial associations and their work;
  • Collaborate with Funders and provincial associations when addressing issues related to service recipients or the community;
  • Be responsible for all systems and procedures within the program to ensure consistency with SPCRS policies and procedures;
  • Work at a high pace with minimal direction to sustain and improve the services to the Department target group;
  • Ensure the conditions of work within the programs follows SPCRS policy and procedures, and the Collective Agreement
  • Develop the annual program plans;
  • Recruit, select, promote and orientate necessary staff in compliance with SPCRS policy and Collective Agreement;
  • Discipline and dismiss personnel when necessary;
  • Participate in the Joint Labour/ Management Committee
  • Supervise staff under your direction through regular supervisory meetings and goal setting to improve performance and staff satisfaction;
  • In coordination with the Executive Director and the HR Coordinator ensure the improvement of services through team building, training, support and other initiatives;
  • Advocate for the users of services within the Department;
  • Ensure that the Program activities conform to appropriate statues and regulations;
  • Direct the development of the agency through the Management Team;
  • Act as a liaison between Departments ensuring good communication throughout the agency;
  • Report to the Board of Directors through written reports and liaison with the appropriate Board Member;
  • Work for societal and attitudinal change regarding the target group;
  • Oversee public awareness and education regarding the target group;
  • Seek out and use opportunities to build and maintain relationships with other stake holders;
  • Provide a public profile for the services and target group of your Department;
  • Create PR opportunities, photo ops and media coverage for your Department;
  • Take responsibility for all operations of the Department and personnel, responding to questions, limiting any repercussions and establishing systems that prevent problems from recurring;
  • Informed of the status of the Program and any situations that may pose a risk to the quality of service;
  • Work co-operatively with other service providers, agency staff and professionals;
  • Maintain an organized, efficient and effective manner in completing the responsibilities;
  • Act as an ambassador of your Department to the outside world;
  • Role model the 13 Philosophical Goals to service recipients and others;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

The Department Manager will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Worker, Child and Youth Care, Business Administration; or
  • A related discipline with a minimum of four years supervised applicable experience; or
  • Eight (8) years combination of education, training and experience.

Personal Attributes

The Department Manager will require:

  • Knowledge of current social issues such as poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addictions, domestic violence child protection, etc;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Organization, prioritization and motivation skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work independently and/or as part of a team;
  • Awareness of Cultural Diversity;
  • The ability to work with people of diverse ages, cultures and personal situations;
  • Computer literate in Excel, and Microsoft Office;
  • Strategic planning skills;
  • A good understanding of different ministries and community professionals;
  • The ability to prepare and write a variety of reports;
  • The ability to plan or facilitate public presentations, meetings or workshops.

Skills & Knowledge

The Department Manager will require:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Organization, prioritization and motivation skills;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work independently and/or as part of a team;
  • The ability to work with people of diverse ages, cultures and personal situations, including aboriginal people;
  • Computer literate in Excel, Work and email programs;
  • Strategic planning skills;
  • A good understanding of different ministries and community professionals;
  • The ability to prepare and write a variety of reports
  • The ability to plan or facilitate public presentations, meetings or workshops; and
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Hours of Work

28 hours per week

Rate of Pay

As per the Non-contract wage grid

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

Angela Willmott
P.O. Box 713 (10110 - 13th Street)
DAWSON CREEK, BC, V1G 4H7
Fax: (250) 782-4167

E-mail: awillmott@spcrs.ca

  • Please include competition #1877 with your resume
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted