Friendship Home Program Coordinator

Job No: 85434
Location: Prince George, BC

  • Make a positive impact by fostering personal growth and development in the youth of our community
  • Join a professional, supportive and compassionate team
  • Be rewarded with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package

About the Organization

The Prince George Native Friendship Centre (PGNFC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to servicing the needs of Aboriginal people residing in the Prince George area and improving the quality of life in the community as a whole. Offering a broad range of services, which includes educational, employment, health and social programs, the PGNFC has been providing culturally appropriate programming to meet the community's unique and diverse needs for over 41 years.

PGNFC is a multifaceted organization employing over 200 people and has grown to be one of the largest and busiest community service delivery agencies in Prince George. Providing services to approximately 50,000 'Friends of the Centre' annually, the PGNFC has seen many of their 'Friends' come through their programs and go on to become staff at the Centre.

To learn more about how our people make a difference in the community, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

The PGNFC is currently seeking a Friendship Home Program Coordinator to join our team in Prince George, BC. 

In this varied leadership role, you will supervise the implementation of our six bed, co-ed and long term residency for youth under the age of 19. With a team of six full time employees, you will also form part of the on-call crisis response system. 

Primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Staff scheduling, training, and support including the provision of day-to-day supervision
  • Maintaining linkages with other PGNFC Youth Services and applicable community resources
  • Coordinating the delivery of services
  • Ensuring integrated case management practice is followed
  • Ensuring culturally relevance and community integrated services are implemented
  • Developing and implementing a strategic communications plan that encompasses internal/external communication
  • Developing and implementing a support plan for support of each youth who reside at Friendship Home to ensure a continuum of care
  • Working cooperatively within the PGNFC Management Structure to ensure community accountability, reporting, and support of the services
  • Coordinating crisis response services when required
  • Ensuring that asset management of all property accessed by the Friendship Home Team is as per the policy and practice of the PGNFC
  • Implementing data collection and other evaluative systems for the team to ensure performance through the best practices approach
  • Implement evaluations of the program alongside staff, communities, and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the provincial legislation under the Community Care Facilities Act is adhered to and that policy development of Friendship Home follows said legislation accordingly
  • Ensuring that the data collection systems are in place that demonstrates the bi-cultural nature of the services
  • Strategic Planning and other visionary activities to further develop Friendship Home services
  • Communicating and coordinating with other youth programs locally, as required
  • Performing Human Resources management tasks, including hiring panels, orientation, and management of all employees within the Friendship Home Team as per the policies and processes of the PGNFC

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Degree in Social Work/Child Care combined with previous management experience. You will also have experience in working with Aboriginal children and Families in a cultural context and knowledge in applicable Provincial Legislation.

You will also need to have completed certification in First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, and Food Safe and have a valid Class 4 Driver's License (or you must be willing to attain this prior to the expiration of the probationary period).  

In addition, you must be an effective communicator, both written and verbal, and have a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse clientele on an individual and group basis. 

Please note, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check prior to commencing in this role.  

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre offers a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications plus a great benefits package, which includes: 

  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits (premium shared 50/50 with employer)
  • Vacation and sick pay paid at 8% (after 3-month probationary period)

That's not all. When you join our team, you're joining a dynamic and compassionate team committed to facilitating individual, family and community growth, well-being and mutual understanding through the "power of friendship".

If you share these values and want to use your skills and experience while working with a highly regarded community service delivery agency, Apply Today!

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