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Director of Housing - Jean Tweed Centre

Sep 29, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

The Jean Tweed Centre is a leading, community based organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for women with substance use, mental health, and gambling concerns.  Recognizing the diversity of women’s experience in today’s society, our programs seek to address a range of issues in a woman’s life that may contribute to substance use and gambling concerns.  Understanding each woman’s experience within the broader physical, emotional, social, cultural and gender framework, we provide a client-centered approach to health.

The Housing department manages housing programs and offers a range of supports for women with substance use and/or mental health issues.

The Director of Housing is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of the Centre’s Housing program. The role includes program planning and development, general program management, policy and procedure development, and staff supervision. The position has intra-agency responsibilities that involves liaising with partner agencies and representing the Centre on external committees, ensuring effective partnership and maximization of service development opportunities.

The individual hired for this position will:

  • Oversee the ongoing operation of housing sites and required support services, ensuring effective operational and administrative management of all functions.
  • Develop, plan and implement programs, policies and procedures, and strategies to meet client needs and the Centre’s service mandate.
  • Participate in the strategic advancement of the Centre, including development of corporate objectives for housing, review of related governance processes and monitoring of financial targets.
  • Assess the social relations in housing and ensure good principles relating to diversity and equality are observed.
  • Liaise with partner agencies to enhance program planning, present timely information, identify critical issues and develop the Centre’s housing services.
  • Where appropriate, participate in joint management of service and program requirements with a view to fostering open, collaborative and supportive relationships.
  • Collaborate with leadership team, relevant staff and partners in evaluation design and implementation.
  • Monitor and maintain waitlists for supportive housing applicants where appropriate
  • Oversee/manage the timely reporting to funders and the related targets/indicators.
  • Oversee the ongoing operation of housing sites and required support services, ensuring effective operational and administrative management of all functions.
  • Develop, plan and implement programs, policies and procedures, and strategies to meet client needs and the Centre’s service mandate.
  • Participate in the strategic advancement of the Centre, including development of corporate objectives for housing, review of related governance processes and monitoring of financial targets.
  • Assess the social relations in housing and ensure good principles relating to diversity and equality are observed.
  • Conduct job responsibilities with a commitment to harm reduction, trauma- informed, women-centred and anti-oppressive practices.
  • Abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and work in a manner that is safe, reporting incidents immediately to direct supervisor.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of The Jean Tweed Centre.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the overall goals and objectives of The Jean Tweed Centre.
  • Maintain a client service orientation including learning about/addressing client needs and concerns.
  • Working collaboratively including respect others, sharing information, consulting and celebrating shared successes.
  • Demonstrating accountability by holding self responsible/following through on commitments.
  • Supporting inclusion and equity by respecting others, embracing diversity and addressing oppression.
  • Commitment to continuous learning through professional development, giving and receiving constructive feedback and applying new skills.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of management experience in the health care or human service field.
  • Knowledge and experience working with non-profit housing.
  • Experience working in a unionized setting.
  • Knowledge of trauma and mental health concerns and interconnections with substance use and problem gambling.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive, gender-specific and responsive approaches to care.
  • Inter-agency and community experience in developing programs and services.
  • Energetic, self-motivated and committed to handling the challenges of working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess exceptional leadership, interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION:

The Jean Tweed Centre recognizes and values the rich diversity of Canadian society and specifically the women, children and families we serve.  We are committed to working from an inclusive and holistic anti-oppression framework to assist women and their families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.  The program strives to build a staff group that reflects the diversity of the community being served.

Application deadline for COVER LETTER and RESUME:  August 14, 2020.

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources at the above contact of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any material or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

 

 

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