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Program Supervisor, Services for Educational Achievement (SEA)

Terra Centre

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted May 17, 2022.

Mission              Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed  

Vision                Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community  

Job ID                 22-013TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 45 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation, and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs.   Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.  

Job Overview:  

The SEA Program provides direct service to pregnant and parenting families attending Braemar School with a focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship; supporting the achievement of education and employment goals; and building the family’s natural and community resources. 

The SEA Program Supervisor will supervise 8 staff assigned to the unit to help employees maintain healthy boundaries with participants, demonstrate positive, mature, and confident interactions with participants, administer the Strengthening Hope Program (SHP) in accordance the SHP grant and foster an open positive team environment in which all personnel are supported and guided toward the achievement of participant and funder outcomes and the agency’s mission and values. 

Job Conditions:  

The Program Supervisor position is permanent full time (37.5 hours/week) with flexible hours to work 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and some evening and occasional weekend based on the needs of families and staff and to support programming.  The position will be working out of the Braemar School located at 9359 67A Street NW.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and mentorship to the team delivering the SEA and SHP programs to provide program staff support and guidance on a day to day basis and ensure resources are directed and focused on the empowerment of and achievement of goals for the participants. 
  • Responsible to ensure full and thorough assessment and screening of participants requesting program services through Terra programs
  • Ensure the direction, content, conduct and quality of program services aligns with program funding and agency evaluation plan expectations. 
  • Complete data analysis and reporting requirements to ensure continuity in funding.  
  • Provide quality assurance monitoring and oversight to ensure the programs and services reflect the agency vision and values. 
  • Work with others to improve the knowledge and responsiveness of community institutions, groups and individuals regarding Terra’s mission and strengths of young families. 
  • Ensure effective financial management of the program and adherence to the agency budget. 
  • Member of the supervisory team responsible to ensure participants receive ethical and consistent support across program areas 

Qualifications:  

  • A diploma or degree in human services
  • Minimum of 3 years previous supervisory experience in a community-based setting 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with youth and expertise in assessing participant strengths and assisting youth to build healthy support networks 
  • Expertise in assessing participants’ strengths and needs and identifying appropriate community resources
  • Knowledge and experience in using a strengths based framework
  • Experience with budget development and budget management
  • Strong verbal and written skills with the ability to gather and synthesize data to prepare funder reports
  • Experience working with community partners and funders 

Knowledge and Abilities:  

  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership abilities and an effective problem solver 
  • Ability to share opposing viewpoints and work towards collective solutions 
  • Scheduling, priority setting and good time management skills 
  • Ability to work in collaboration with co-supervisors to ensure continuity in employee support and program accountability 
  • Team building expertise and ability to contribute to a positive, healthy work environment 
  • Capacity to share knowledge about young and teen parent families with a particular emphasis on fathering 
  • Evaluation knowledge and ability to use data in supervision of staff and for funder reporting 
  • Financial management skills

Other requirements:  

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with 2 million liability insurance, and occasional transport of participants and their children.  
  • Current clear Drivers Abstract 
  • Ability to work flexible hours  
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date
  • Current Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training

Core Behavioral Competencies   

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.   

  • Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness  
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others  
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making   
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement   
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups 
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery  
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders 
  • Community Relations; well developed engagement skills, strong networking  

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Vaccine Policy   

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra. 

Salary: The salary range for the position is $52 000-$58 000/year.  Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.  A Wellness Fund is allocated to staff to support their ongoing well-being.  Staff have three weeks vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.  

As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans.  Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency

Closing Date: This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found 

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include “22-013TERRA Program Supervisor, SEA” in the Subject Line of the email.