Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families
Position: Stride with Purpose Coordinator
Wage: Based on Experience
Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, BC
Hours: 1 FTE, Mon – Fri business hours, evening and weekends as required. 35 hours per week.
Start Date: March, 2019
Stride with Purpose provides supports and services for people living with or at-risk for HIV, HCV and/or substance use, under a community health model. Services include 1-on-1 case management, outreach, housing stabilization, peer-involved programming, provision of basic needs, distribution of harm reduction materials, resourcing and referrals, advocacy, education, and life skills training.
The Stride Coordinator directly supervises and oversees the work of a team of 8 fte. The Coordinator ensures that staff are properly supported and that tasks are accomplished in accordance with policy. Services are provided under a harm reduction framework, and with the input and participation of people with lived/living experience.
- Plan and coordinate program activities to ensure services are being provided as specified.
- Direct and supervise the day-to-day actions of team members, to ensure that duties are being carried out as specified.
- Ensure the proper implementation of agency policies and procedures.
- Liaise with external stakeholders to support and develop the core work of the Stride team.
- Plan and organize the collection of data related to monitoring and evaluation obligations, as required by Purpose Society and external funders.
- Identify and pursue new opportunities for funding, including the preparation of grant submissions.
- Lead and engage in strategic planning and visioning for the Stride program.
- Identify and provide opportunities for staff development, capacity building, and training.
- Maintain strong knowledge on core competencies and diversified models of care for targeted populations.
- Lead efforts to collect, transport and organize food stuffs for the weekly food bank.
- Attend and provide representation at relevant meetings, labs, and conferences with a direct focus on HIV, HCV, sexual health, drug use, mental health, poverty, and stigma issues.
- Other duties as required.
- A 4 year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Social Work, Human Services, Health Sciences, or other related programs.
- 2 years’ experience providing direct supervision to a team of client-facing staff
- Experience providing services for at-risk and/or marginalized populations.
- Enthusiasm for facilitating frontline services
- A passion for health equity and wellness.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Experience in a non-profit organization is an asset.
- Ability to function effectively in difficult and/or crisis situations is required.
- Knowledge of local resources is an asset.
- Clear criminal records check.
Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2019.