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Senior Site Manager, Scattered Site Housing - Eva's Initiatives

Oct 10, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Date Posted: September 26, 2019

Posting #: 2019-64

Senior Site Manager, Scattered Site Housing (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

Eva’s Initiatives is an innovative organization that works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. Eva’s Initiatives operates three specialized shelter facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix.  Eva’s Phoenix integrates transitional housing with employment and training opportunities for homeless youth.

Eva’s Follow Up Support Services includes both the YOUth Belong and Youth in Transition programs. YOUth Belong focuses on Black youth who face complex barriers to housing. Eva’s is working to build out its scattered site model – currently ensuring that 50 young people transition out of homelessness into stable housing in the community by operating scattered sites and providing housing bursaries. The Youth in Transition program works to support 16 and 17 year old youth on VYSA agreements to achieve more stable housing in addition to community integration, life skill development, socio-recreational interaction, recovery, and housing stability.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Innovation, Strategy and Evaluation, the Senior Site Manager is responsible for the oversight of site services, programing and facility at Eva’s Scattered Sites to ensure the smooth and effective operation of services.

The Senior Site Manager is a highly principled, adaptable, confident and energetic leader with a high level of commitment to ending youth homelessness. They have passion, expertise, experience with working with young people in transitional housing setting, and a commitment to a harm reduction approach. They are an inspirational leader, with exceptional interpersonal, conflict mediation and communication skills.

This management position holds overall responsibility for the scattered site program including; program planning, development and implementation, finance and human resource management, and ensuring compliance with funder and agency policies and procedures. The successful candidate will lead the development of partnerships with community agencies, housing providers and landlords and actively participates in agency initiatives.

This position requires day, evening and weekend work including on-call responsibilities. 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Eva’s guiding principles: Reflective, Learning Organization, Young People at the Centre, Relationship-Focused, Justice-Doing (evas.ca/about-us/
  • Minimum 5 years supervision experience in social service setting, preferably in a setting that provides service to homeless or street involved youth including case management.
  • Two (2) years’ demonstrated management experience including program planning, development and implementation, finance and human resource management, and government related reporting
  • Strong emotional intelligence including the ability to read, respond and build long-term relationships with Black and racialized youth in high crisis environments
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following institutions: child welfare and/or protection laws; youth justice system and mental health
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, harm reduction approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice
  • Working knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, Landlord and Tenant Board processes and other relevant housing legislation
  • High degree of good judgment, empathy, compassion and strong understanding and application of ethical principles including boundaries
  • Advanced understanding of issues of substance use, mental health and harm reduction gained through direct experience working with individuals, preferably youth
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and support a diverse staff team
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook Undergraduate degree in a relevant field and/or comparable experience
  • Valid G –Level Driver’s License is an asset
  • Training in the following is an asset: clinical counselling models such as CBT, Narrative, Solution-Focused, evidence-based practices, outcome informed approaches, trauma assessment, diversity and anti-oppression, data collection and analysis.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF document by October 10, 2019 to careers@evas.ca.  Be sure to indicate 2019-64 SSM YOUth Belong in the title. No phone calls, please.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request.

Eva’s acknowledges the sacred land on which our organization stands, the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We are grateful to work here and we are mindful of broken covenants and the need to strive to make right with all our relations.

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Administrative Office: 401 Richmond St W., Suite 245, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8

Phone 416-977-4497 | Email info@evas.ca | Website www.evas.ca

Connect with us @evasinitiatives

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