The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is women centered and practices empowerment, inclusion, harm reduction, multi-level, and community economic development philosophies to support women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, violence, substance use or participating in sex-trade work.

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to inclusion and equity and strives to ensure that our staff team reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Indigenous peoples, Black people and other people of colour, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions and persons with relevant lived experience are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by groups that have been historically, persistently and systemically marginalized and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters.

If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please contact us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Director of Housing will oversee our housing programs, ensuring community members struggling with poverty develop their skills and access community financial resources, secure safe housing and other basic needs to support their health, improve their standard of living and the quality of life for themselves, their children and their families.

Salary Range: $27-30/hour, 6% vacation pay, plus a benefits package and matched RSP after 3 months
Time requirement: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: October 1, 2021

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise and Support Staff

  • Act as direct supervisor for all staff conducting housing work; this includes hiring, providing ongoing feedback and skill development, and performance management
  • Ensure that all department staff have work plans, professional development plans, and mental health and wellness plans in place
  • Ensure staff are meeting all the requirements of their program and that programming reflects WCWRC philosophies
  • Support staff to resolve participant conflicts in the Centre according to our guiding values, policies and procedures
  • Guide the HOMES Coordinator in the daily supervision of HOMES Mentors

Deliver and Guide HOMES Program and More Than Four Walls Program

  • Work with program staff to develop and deliver workshops related to housing and income
    security
  • Conduct bi-annual Mentor Training; Provide ongoing review of program curriculum
  • Promote programs and ensure outreach material is current and relevant
  • Arrange temporary hotel stays for vulnerable participants until permanent housing can be
    secured

Partner and Network

  • Actively participate in community networks and remain in communication/retain membership
    with others
  • Develop information on policy related issues for educational, public or organizational use
    (including the education of government staff and representatives)
  • Advocate for systems change so that community needs are better met

Fund Development

  • Develop grant proposals and reports in collaboration with Executive Director keeping with
    WCWRC proposal/reporting guidelines
  • Develop and maintain annual program budget in collaboration with Executive Director and
    Director of Finance and Operations

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure strong, useful program evaluation is occurring for all aspects of housing programs as per
    funding and WCWRC requirements (using evaluation plans/tracking)
  • Maintain accurate records of programs and ensure statistics are regularly entered into HIFIS and
    other internal databases
  • Ensure Executive Director is kept aware of all trends, priority issues, concerns, and opportunities
    and assist with problem solving issues raised
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for funding related to housing
    programs
  • Track reporting dates and write proposal and reports for funding related to housing programs in
    collaboration with Executive Director
  • Ensure all program areas operate within the confines of their budgets and WCWRC policies

Management

  • Actively participate in management meetings
  • Support with long term planning, problem solving and broad Centre initiatives
  • Provide on-site supervision 1-2 times a week, including evenings and weekends

Other

  • Actively participate in WCWRC staff retreats, trainings and meetings
  • In conjunction with other WCWRC staff, provide on-going informal support, referral and
    direction to community members using the Centre

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities sought

  • Post-secondary education in social services, including Social Work, Inner City Studies, or similar;
    a combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Experience in supervision, supporting and mentoring of a diverse group including staff and volunteers
  • Existing knowledge of the issues of marginalization, homelessness, poverty and the social determinant of health
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Superior problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of empowerment and harm reduction philosophies
  • Demonstrated ability to work within an inclusion framework
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Experience developing and managing a budget and writing proposals and reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Strong administrative skills, including a strong attention to detail

Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Personnel Committee with the title of the position in the subject line. Cover letter should expressly indicate how your experience meets the job requirements.

By email: lorie@wcwrc.ca
Mail: West Central Women’s Resource Centre
640 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7

We thank all applicants but only candidates being considered will be contacted.

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