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Program Manager - Christian Horizons

Feb 26, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

Are you an enthusiastic person who wants to make a meaningful impact in someone's life and their community? At Christian Horizons we Value People, Foster Belonging, Respect Gifts and Serve Others. Learn more about Christian Horizons:


TWO (2) TEMPORARY (12 months)


(40 hours/week: includes weekends on-call rotation)

PRIMARILY SUPPORTING THE REGION OF OTTAWA (With possible on call support to Kingston)


Christian Horizons is currently seeking to hire two temporary full-time Program Manager in the Ottawa region. As a member of the East District leadership team, and under the direction and supervision of the Area Manager, the Program Manager will provide first level management support for one or more of our community/residential support locations where the focus is promoting independence, community involvement, and acceptance and promotion of person-centered approaches. In this role the Program Manager must be flexible and demonstrate the ability to think outside the box in problem solving situations with the goal of person-centered outcomes. The Program Manager provides leadership, coaching, planning supports to the employee team, and to program operations within the context of Christian Horizons’ policies and procedures. Ability to analyze the changing needs of individualized supports is necessary. This role, through the leadership of others, is also responsible for ensuring excellent quality supports by upholding the vision, mission, and values of Christian Horizons. The Program Manager will ensure that administrative and district level tasks are completed on time and within budget. It requires strong business communication skills and effective coordinating with internal and external stakeholders such as advocating and liaising with families and community service partners. You will develop and promote supports to meet the needs of people supported. The Program Manager is expected to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet the needs of the programs they manage and requires the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment. The Program Manager will often be required to travel through-out the East District and provide occasional on-call support to various program locations within both Ottawa and Kingston regions. It will be important that that the Program Managers have experience in supporting and leading teams in supports that require behaviour support plans and crisis intervention.


  • DSW Diploma preferred, or a Diploma or Degree in a relevant field
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification
  • Three (3+) years of working experience in the Developmental Services field, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience in the area of financial management
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to Person-Centered values and be knowledgeable and experienced in the application of principles, theories and practices related to behaviour therapy, mental health, and crisis response.
  • A valid Ontario “G” class Driver’s License & access to reliable transportation


  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems and Operational databases is considered an asset
  • Supervisory/ Management Courses

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to:

Start Date: To be determined

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Christian Horizons seeks to hire a workforce that represents the diversity of the communities where we serve. We are committed to promoting communities of belonging where Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour feel valued, respected, represented, and heard. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from members of groups with historical or current barriers to equity. We seek to provide accessibility through all stages of the hiring process for all applicants with disabilities consistent with our Accessibility Policies and the AODA. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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