Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords Director

Position Type

Permanent full-time; 40 hours per week. Primarily daytime Monday – Friday; some evening or weekend work may be required.

Reports To

Executive Director

Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords is responsible for the oversight of all Lighthouse operations in North Battleford, including an emergency shelter program, managed alcohol program, CLSD partnership, and off-site housing programs. The Director will carry out the vision and mission of The Lighthouse in the Battlefords area. This position is a critical part of envisioning a brighter future for Battlefords vulnerable sector and supports the growth of programs and services.

The Director builds external relationships with stakeholders in the community, leads community engagement strategies and builds relationships with community agencies.  The individual creates organizational capacity for supporting The Lighthouse clients and residents both internal and external. Director must be committed to The Lighthouse’s philosophies of care including Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction, and must ensure these are practiced by all employees. The Director works closely with the Shelter Manager in North Battleford and Human Resource Manager in Saskatoon to ensure appropriate staffing, and provides hands-on training, coaching, and support for team members.

Core Competencies   

  • Lead with compassion
  • Resilience and tenacity
  • Creative and solution oriented
  • Inspire transformation
  • Self-Motivation and Drive
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Strong Coaching and Mentoring Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Collaboration and Network Building
  • Team Work
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills

Job Duties

  • Ensure that all Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords services meet appropriate professional standards, licensing, grant conditions, and other requirements
  • With the organization’s leadership team in Saskatoon, creates a solid vision for programs and services, and implements best practice activities and policies to promote positive outcomes for participants
  • Foster and exemplify a collaborative culture and team approach for all staff
  • Provide hands-on training, coaching, and supervision for staff members. Ensure employees are trained and aware of all Lighthouse policies and procedures.
  • Conduct performance evaluations with employees after their probationary period, and on an annual basis
  • Follow accepted human resource practices around recruitment, supervision, performance evaluation, progressive discipline, and dismissal of staff.
  • Recommend improvements to policies to ensure effectiveness
  • Maintain paperwork related to The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords. Ensure data entry and statistics for programs are up-to-date and accurate
  • Coordinate and lead regular staff meetings
  • Representative of The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords at meetings in the community, and on external committees as required. Interacts with numerous community agencies in the Battlefords area regarding Lighthouse programs
  • Complete reporting for The Lighthouse internal team (client data, incident reporting, etc.)
  • Complete reporting to external resources (Ministry of Social Services, City of North Battlefords, BATC, etc.)
  • Takes the lead role in all grant applications for The Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords; works closely with fundraising/communications department at Lighthouse Saskatoon to develop fundraising goals and strategies for North Battleford location.
  • Builds relationships with Lighthouse donors, including individuals, corporations, etc.
  • Interact with Lighthouse clients and general public in a professional manner
  • Sensitive to cultural and socio-economic differences in and between clients and employees, and strive to create a harmonious work environment
  • Maintain a professional and collaborative working relationship with referral sources and other community agencies in order to deliver appropriate services to The Lighthouse clients and/or refer individuals to appropriate agencies
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

Requirements

  • Degree level of training in human services (e.g. social work, addictions counselling, sociology, psychology), or business/administration preferred
  • A broad knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Strong commitment to Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction principles
  • Strong organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of The Lighthouse
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to staff and client privacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial, team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Proven critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and defuse crisis.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working knowledge of MS Office, E-mail and Information System applications.
  • Physically able to perform all assigned tasks.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals of all levels within The Lighthouse
  • Ability to perform all duties in accordance with related legislation.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Check required as a condition of employment
  • Driver’s License

Work Conditions

  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases and conditions.
  • Interacts with residents, staff, partners, as well as government/community agencies and personnel.
  • Manual dexterity required to use computer and peripherals.

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter to Raeleen Viklund, Human Resource Manager, by email to careers@lighthousesaskatoon.org or by fax to 306-665-7773. No drop-ins or phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply by March 24th, 2021.