#19.45 Employment Program Manager
Our Place Society (OPS) is a non-profit, charitable organization with Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.
The Background and Opportunity:
Our Place Society’s Next Steps to Employment Program was launched two years ago and now supports over one hundred people who are in various stages of readiness for employment. The Employment Program helps unemployed British Columbians experiencing homelessness and marginalization in Greater Victoria to train for, secure and maintain work. It specifically focuses on and supports the “hardest to employ” including participants from current OPS programs. Participants have the opportunity to access Pre-employment/Life Skills and Employability Skills Sessions and Occupation Specific Training to give every opportunity for success. Participants are supported both in the program and up to a year into employment.
Who are we looking for?
You are a highly motivated, compassionate professional who has experience managing employment programs for marginalized populations. As part of the Management Team the Employment Program Manager will oversee the Employment program from an operational perspective working alongside the Job Coach and Volunteer trainers. You have a deep understanding of the challenges and barriers to employment that this population encounters such as homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. Your contagious enthusiasm and creativity combined with your management skills will be an asset to engaging Victoria’s business and non-profit community to be part of this new program to provide practical employment skills, a support network and ongoing employment opportunities.
If you are committed to being part of a dynamic organization and are passionate about working towards elevating people out of poverty, we would love to hear from you!
What is expected?
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
Salary Range/Hours: $51,000 - $59,000 based on 37.5 hours per week. Full employer paid benefits after three months of employment.
How to Apply:
Eligible candidates are invited to submit a covering letter with their resume detailing their experience and qualifications by 4:30 p.m., September 22, 2019 by responding to this posting or by mail to Our Place Society, Attention Marion Hoadley, HR Manager, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “#19.45 Employment Program Manager” in the subject line.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $51,000.00 to $59,000.00 /year