Link Program Coordinator

Who we are: Aunt Leah’s Place is a registered charity that has been helping kids in foster care and teen moms achieve a better future for over twenty five years. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless, and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to adulthood, we provide housing, education & training and life skills.

Job Summary: Provides leadership and supervision to Aunt Leah’s Link and Link Housing First Program, a unique program focused on providing a continuum of supports for youth aging out of government care with a focus on housing, preventing homelessness and improving quality of life with the goal of providing supports akin to what parented peers receive.

Reports To: Program Director

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field and/or a relevant combination of education and experience

Requirements:

  • Undergo & maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check & Local Police Check
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Produce a clear Driver’s Abstract
  • Proof of vehicle business insurance of $5 million liability
  • First Aid – Level C w/ CPR
  • Food Safe
  • CPI – Non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training
  • Agrees and adheres to the Society’s Code of Ethics
  • Follows Aunt Leah’s Practice Guidelines

 

Knowledge & Skills & Abilities (KSA):

  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Approach
  • Landlord Tenancy Acts
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development knowledge
  • Substance Abuse/misuse
  • Youth development stages
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture
  • Proven initiative, judgment, decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to take action in a crisis management environment
  • Ability to manage a solid self-care plan
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Documentation/Report Writing
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management
  • Medication Management

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Program and Case management:

  • Directing staff in the creation and maintenance of participant plans and referrals that encourage and support ongoing housing, rehousing and transition from homelessness to housing
  • Responsible for management of Federal funding from Reaching Home and ensuring housing supports through this funding are used to prevent new inflows of housing, rehousing supports and to move under-housed or unhoused youth into homes
  • Responsible for management of BC Housing Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) funding and providing rent supplements for former youth in care
  • Identify and provide emergency crisis services as necessary; make immediate emergency assessments and respond according to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate safety plans and other services as appropriate
  • Ensure staff have up-to-date knowledge of pertinent policies, standards and procedures and adhere to same; take immediate action to correct non-compliance
  • Provide direction and/or directly intervene to resolve daily operational and high-profile participant relations issues
  • Responsible for the coordination of the Link Facebook Page
  • Plan and oversee weekly drop-in sessions for past youth and mothers requiring assistance
  • Ensure follow up with youth and mothers are completed and tracked
  • Ensure staff are documenting effectively and accurately
  • Liaise with residential program coordinators to ensure a seamless transition between programs
  • Liaise with other Programs Coordinators to provide employment and training opportunities for Link participants
  • Liaise with Coordinators of SEFFY, Branches, Connections as well as Fraser Health Nurse Practitioner and Dan’s Legacy Program Director
  • Liaise with MCFD Social Workers and support workers from other agencies
  • Participate in ongoing professional development

Personnel and Supervision:

  • Provide feedback to the Program Director to ensure that program staffing needs are met and that job descriptions are fulfilled
  • Provide guidance and advice to co-workers as needed
  • Conduct regular coaching sessions and annual Aunt Leah’s Development Assessments (ALDAs) for department staff
  • Provide support to staff in times of crisis
  • Ensure privacy policies and procedures are being followed

Reporting/Fundraising:

  • Complete monthly programming report and outcomes reporting
  • Complete statistical and evaluation procedures connected to Link program funding
  • Assist with report writing to funders
  • Ensure participant numbers and activities are maintained to a certain level to ensure continued funding

Financial Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for managing funding streams for Reaching Home & BC Housing Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)
  • Responsible for providing receipts for petty cash used for Link participants
  • Ensure that expenses follow budget guidelines
  • Responsible for tracking staff time and submitting payroll summaries

Health and Safety:

  • Provide supervision to ensure that suites and drop in resource space are maintained to Society standards and that the environment is clean, safe and secure

Communication:

  • Attend Coordinators meetings, monthly Society Staff Development meetings and chairs Link staff meetings
  • Inform past youth and mothers of events and activities taking place on a regular basis through email, Facebook and flyers
  • Liaise and seek direction from Program Director in crisis situations
  • Attend Society Events as directed by Program Director
  • Follow Aunt Leah’s Policies and Procedures

Confidentiality:

  • Ensure communication between staff and youth is kept confidential

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires some lifting of heavier objects

Work Environment:

  • Hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week; 7.5 hours per day and generally Monday to Friday
  • This position may require working some evenings and weekends and travel to various locations within Metro Vancouver
  • Work is performed mainly in an office environment with flexibility to work remotely as needed
  • Primarily based out of the New Westminster Office; may be required to work from the Seymour Office in Vancouver as needed

On Call:

  • Required to be an On-Call Supervisor as scheduled

 

The Link Program Coordinator performs other related duties, as directed, that do not affect the nature of the work.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: As of January 4, 2022, Aunt Leah’s Place has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination policy. Aunt Leah’s Place strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) for COVID-19. Rather than a mandatory vaccine policy, we are implementing a voluntary disclosure of vaccination. Employees will fill out a “voluntary disclosure” form indicating their vaccination status. Employees that do not wish to voluntarily disclose their vaccination status will be considered unvaccinated for operational planning purposes. The voluntary disclosure form will be included in the hiring process.

 

We Offer: A comprehensive benefits package that includes: dental, extended health care including vision care and prescription, RRSP matching, generous vacation, and personal time package, and an employee discount at our Thrift Store.

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

 

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter with salary expectation, quoting Link Program Coordinator in the subject line, to [email protected]. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest in joining Aunt Leah’s Independent Life Skills Society!

 

We encourage qualified people of all gender expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities to apply if you are interested in supporting our mission and mandate and like what we have to offer.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.