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FULL-TIME HOUSE MANAGER – Stony Plain, AB-Unlimited Potential Community Services

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FULL-TIME HOUSE MANAGER – Stony Plain, AB Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential. Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). This position will oversee a 12- bed program which provides services for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years, who typically have trauma histories and struggle with emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric difficulties. Our program is delivered with the safety and well-being of the child in mind, with 4 staff to 12 children during peak periods, allowing for a high level of supervision. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable children/youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities. Position overview: Under the direction of the Manager of Group Care Services, the House Manager will assist in the administration and supervision of the programs. The individual will participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, providing services to support the needs of our youth. This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure and that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the children and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities, and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the children. The ideal candidate will possess:  Passion for working with children, youth and families;  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs, beliefs and of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;  Knowledge of child development theories, behaviour management techniques, intervention skills and family dynamics;  Good understanding of health issues affecting children and youth, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and/or behavioural challenges;  Good understanding of cultural differences and how they impact treatment approaches for children and youth;  Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;  Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem solving manner is required. Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Child Youth Care, Social Work (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. Minimum two years of supervisory experience combined with considerable experience in Child Care work is required. Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Must be willing to work shifts, sometimes alone and weekends. Salary & Benefits: Salary Range is $60,944.00 - $76,286.00 annually (salary commensurate with experience). 4-weeks’ vacation accrual to start with an additional week added after 2 years. We provide eligible full-time employees with a 100% employer-paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer-paid RRSP equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. Closing date: Open until suitable candidate found. Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply

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