The Colocation Manager acts as the primary person responsible for all aspects of the day to day operations of the Sobering and Day Centres.
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The successful candidate will ensure a safe, non-judgmental supportive environment for adults experiencing homelessness and its associated issues. These issues may include; addiction, mental health, disability, income and food security. The Manager works as an integral part of our organization and as part of a larger collaborative team which includes; health professionals, social services, justice, vested NGOs, Indigenous organizations and governments, businesses and the general public.
- Diploma and or Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Indigenous Studies, Disabilities Studies, Addiction or related field and 1 year direct experience with populations of homelessness and or addiction. Minimum 1 year experience supervising workers. Combinations of the two will be considered.
- Proven strong leadership skills and understanding of team dynamics
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with individuals supported, team members, community partners and professionals
- Strong administrative skills including; qualitative and quantitative reporting in accurate and a timely manners, case notes, scheduling and all aspects of employee supervision.
- Highly organized and able to prioritize. The ability to utilize common sense, experience and knowledge when making decisions, in sometimes stressful situations, and always in the best interest of the Care Recipient, staff, community and organization
- Non-judgemental, respectful attitude and commitment to full community participation and inclusion
- Understanding of health and safety and importance of follow through and compliance
- Knowledge of the support needs and all community services for people with issues related to homelessness, addiction and mental health
- Understanding of the intersectionality of trauma, addiction, homelessness, disability, mental health, gender and indignity
- Non-violent physical crisis intervention (NVCPI) or other (will train)
- Current First Aid and CPR (will train)