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Company Name:
Pathways Community Services Association
Approximate Salary:
65000.00 - 70000.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Program Manager (Parenting Focus)

In partnership with Children’s Services Indigenous Services Office, Mahmawi-atoskiwin staff engage with families to address the concerns that brought them to involvement with Children’s Services (CS.) We do this by connecting children and families with Indigenous culture and ceremonies, enhancing family wellbeing and safety, and reuniting children with family or into an alternate living situation. Mahmawi-atoskiwin is an alliance of three agencies: Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Enviros, and Pathways Community Service Association.  It utilises a model based on traditional Indigenous teachings and western practice.

This position will be of interest to a seasoned worker who has demonstrated experience leading a diverse team while navigating multiple systems and is invested in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families. The Manager has a unique opportunity to expand and enhance their own experience with Indigenous culture and ceremony while leading and implementing strategies that allow the program to integrate this into practice.

The program manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day delivery of services at Mahmawi-atoskiwin with a parenting focus.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that culture and practice frameworks are integrated into service delivery  including Nurturing Parenting, Trauma Informed Practice, Signs of Safety
  • Assist with scheduling; check and sign invoicing; liaise with subcontracted agencies as required
  • Track monthly visitation data, identify efficiencies, gaps, troubleshoot
  • Identify opportunities to enhance services, increasing positive outcomes for families
  • Support the fiscal integrity of the program
  • Attend team meetings, case conferences and family mappings when required
  • Minimum of a degree in a human services field, master’s degree preferred
  • Six or more years’ experience working with vulnerable individuals, with a focus on parenting
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory/management position
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • 5 or more years’ work experience developing and enhancing parenting capacity
  • Strategic thinker with organizing, planning and analytical skills
  • Promotion of Indigenous resiliency and wellbeing into service delivery
  • Engages in reflective feedback to gain insight into personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Passionate about engaging in outcomes evaluation and ongoing quality improvement
  • Experience building partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives
  • Strong ability to make sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] prior to noon on July 16, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.