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Program Director, Community Disability Services - Bonnyville, AB

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Program Director, Community Disability Services - Bonnyville, AB
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Permanent, Full-Time
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8:30am TO 4:30pm (This management position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, as necessary) *Salary Negotiable*
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Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Donna Phillips - Regional Service Director

The Program

The WJS Canada Community Disability Services program in Bonnyville, AB, helps people with developmental disabilities in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake area become active and involved in their communities. In our passion to improve lives and develop life skills, we encourage inclusion and participation through community living and life skill coaching, career development, rest and relief for care-givers and family support. Our wide range of local programs and services includes supported homes, supported independent and semi independent living, behaviour consultation and mental and physical care.

The Town of Bonnyville is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 240 kilometers (150 miles) from the provincial capital of Edmonton. The Town's motto - "it's Multi-Natural" - refers to the town's celebration of its diverse cultural heritage and rich natural resources. A great place to work, play and raise a family, it provides the perfect mix of community services through health, educational, recreation and cultural facilities. Surrounded by lakes and majestic boreal forest, Bonnyville offers visitors and locals a treasure trove of natural wonders. For more information on living & working in Bonnyville visit: http://town.bonnyville.ab.ca/index.php

The Position

The Program Director, Community Disability Services, located in Bonnyville, AB, is a senior management role with broader strategic, operational and service area responsibility. This role has responsibility for input to the organization's strategic agenda and direct leadership responsibility for a significant aspect of the agency's business/service plan. The role requires a positive attitude that acknowledges the gifts, talents and passions of persons with developmental disabilities; an aptitude for service and support; and a relevant knowledge and skill base.

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

A particular understanding of public sector leadership in the social/community disability services field, service planning and delivery, and the political environment in which services for persons with disabilities 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 Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.com

Our Employees Enjoy

At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.