Program Director (Peace River & High Level) – WJS Canada

  • Location: Peace River or High Level, Alberta
  • Deadline: November 21, 2020

Organization: WJS Canada
Job Title: Program Director – Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Peace River or High Level, AB, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Scheduled Hours: 8:30am TO 4:30pm (This management position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, as necessary) *Salary Negotiable*
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $0.0000 – $0.0000 /Year
Closing Date:


The Program
Caring for the child, caring for the family.

The support the WJS Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres provide emphasizes on building relationships to enhance child and family strengths and overcome areas of struggle. No two families are alike. Using a Collaborative Service Delivery model and individualized services, the WJS Family Services Centre helps Peace River & High Level area families strengthen their current relationships and resources, as well as, building new community support networks.

The Position
The Program Director is a senior management role with broader strategic and operational responsibilities. It is a unique combination of direct leadership of both the Peace River & High Level Family Services Centres, as well as, enables significant input and development into the agency’s business/service plans. Must be willing to visit the alternate family service site regularly.

Competitive Salary, Commensurate with Qualifications/Professional Experience

In Your Role You Will
• Participate as a member of the senior leadership team, in overall strategic planning and priority setting for the organization
• Ensure policies, procedures and enabling systems are in place and operating effectively to support key aspects of overall organizational performance and meet accreditation standards
• Oversee fiscal management and administrative processes
• Ensure recruitment, selection, training & development to support staff attraction, retention and satisfaction
• Establish and maintain a community access and resource network
• Coordinate, analyze and integrate required service area documentation, reporting results and actions and ensure a line-of-sight with the organization’s strategic agenda/priorities

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Past executive leadership experience in the social services field
• Experience with service planning and delivery, and the political environment in which
child and family services are delivered.
• Business Administration and operational leadership skills
• A Degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational
preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.
• 3-5 years experience in a similar management or human services generalist position.
• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Experience with financial and human resource management.
• Able to develop financial plans and manage resources; ability to analyze and interpret
financial data.
• Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
• Strong conflict resolution, mediation and crisis prevention and intervention techniques.
• Commitment to quality assurance; knowledge of CARF and related accreditation and
certification requirements.
• Knowledge of communications and public relations principles, practices and techniques;
ability to develop and deliver presentations.
• Ability to foster relationships with government officials, community groups, etc.
• Ability to use common computer applications is required.

What WJS Canada does
WJS keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support
• Home Visitation
• Supported Family Time
• Family Team Meetings, Group Conferencing
• Family Finding & Engagement
• Child in Care Services
• Foster and Kinship Care and Support
• Personal and Family Counselling
• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs
• Driver Escorts for Families

Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, supportive and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages including: Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life and more!

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

No telephone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


  • Management  – 3 year(s)
  • Business Administration
  • CARF Accreditation
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Resources
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Design
  • Program Director
  • Quality Analyst

To apply click on the link below: