Murray McKinnon Foundation - Oshawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Murray McKinnon Foundation Supervisor Posting at Murray McKinnon House

Our Vision: Youth are inspired through opportunities to learn, grow and succeed

Our Mission: Murray McKinnon Foundation aspires to encourage and support the potential of the young persons in our care

Murray McKinnon Foundation (MMF) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility together with anti-oppressive and anti-racism practices.

MMF employees are expected to demonstrate this commitment as well as making a commitment to the agency’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and Strategic Plan.

Murray McKinnon House Supervisor will have the following areas of responsibility:

  • Responsible for staffing (e.g. recruitment, hiring, supervising, mentoring, scheduling, assessing performance, training etc.).
  • Responsible for ensuring that proper custody supervision and/or care of youth while in our care is consistently being provided.
  • Responsible for ensuring that proper programs are in place to meet the unique needs of our youth.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the physical plant is properly maintained.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining strong community partnerships.
  • Responsible for reporting to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and complying with all annual MCCSS Licensing requirements.
  • Responsible for scheduled rotations with On Call support.
  • Responsible for upkeep/training of the agency automation system.

The Supervisor will provide support to the Director of MMF Residential Programs by undertaking assigned responsibilities that will assist the Director of MMF Residential Programs in their role.

The Supervisor will also collaborate collectively with the Director of Residential Programs and the members of our clinical department team (Social Workers, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse) to aid in overall program development and program administration.

Experience, Training and Education:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialization in the area related to the position (e.g. Child and Youth Care, Youth Justice, Social Work, Criminology or related discipline(s)). Minimal educational credential of a two year related diploma.
  • Significant professional development in AOP, Cultural competence, Safety and oppressed populations (e.g. Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ+).
  • Several years’ experience and training working with justice involved youth and families and community partners.
  • Knowledge and experience in overall program development, management, coordination, evaluation and service delivery.
  • Administration and reporting experience.
  • A valid G license with a clean driving record.

Required Knowledge:

  • Understanding and competence on theory and principles related to working with a high risk youth population as they apply to behaviour management, risk needs responsivity and reintegration.
  • Understanding and competence with group processes and dynamics.
  • Understanding of supervisory/administrative practices, structure and function of the not-for-profit sector.
  • Of organizational behaviour and promoting a positive culture.
  • Of how to build and maintain partnerships with community agencies, partners and stakeholders.
  • Of relevant legislation relevant to a youth justice open detention/custody facility and working within, community resources pertaining to work with youth, and, adherence to policies/procedures of program funders and MMF.
  • Of child/youth development, individual and family dynamics and a wide range of intervention practices.
  • Of time management practices in order to plan their own works schedule, establish priorities and to balance multiple, sometimes conflicting tasks and/or changing priorities.
  • Of team building and motivational strategies.

Required Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in intervention with a high risk adolescent population.
  • Demonstrated anti-oppression and anti-racism practice and approach.
  • Values, promotes and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal/problem-solving/communication (oral and written) skills and leadership qualities.
  • Work collaboratively as an administration member within a large agency in an effective and professional manner.
  • Function independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Establish priorities and be proactive.
  • Analyze, evaluate and make sound recommendations.
  • Maintain composure, tact and objectivity in challenging or stressful situations.
  • Be discrete and maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and computer literacy.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume by October 18, 2019 to the attention of:

Suzette Lewis

Executive Director

Murray McKinnon Foundation

We thank you for your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. MMF will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process.

If contacted for an interview, please inform us if you require any accommodation through the hiring process.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Youth Justice: 5 years (Required)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • English (Preferred)