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Program Officer

Program Officer

Company: Oasis Youth Care Program
Contact Person: Grace Udodong
Location/Address:
2024 Upper Middle Road East
Oakville, Ontario , L6H 7G5
Phone: (905)901-4949

Position Description

Oasis Youth Care Programs is seeking a Program Officer to play a key role in the delivery of the mission and goals of our organization.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Officer has a pivotal role in our organisation with the primary responsibility of designing, planning and effectively implementing a robust youth transition program to include independent living skills training, referrals to community resources and
mentorship opportunities.

As a secondary responsibility, the Program Officer works in collaboration with individuals and groups in the community to promote the ideals of our programs and develops strategies to build support for our organisational goals.

The Coordinator also manages and supervises Support Workers and volunteers that contribute to our programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

A) Program Management

  • Develops and coordinates the implementation, and evaluation of youth programs
  • Ensures effective daily operations of the programs
  • Connects with and works in partnership with community organizations
  • Manages individual or group support programming
  • Identify and report priorities needed for youth and support teams
  • Determines the gaps in service delivery and recommends strategies for improvement
  • Ensures that the programs and services are consistent with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ensures that the programs and services are effective in meeting the needs of all youth, and adhere to the organizational objectives of our Program
  • Works collaboratively with other program staff
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of services and programs for youth in the region and refers clients when appropriate
  • Ensures implementation of policies, procedures and develops others if necessary

B) Administrative and Financial Management of Program

  • Participates in creating the budget for programs in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Monitors and manages program expenditures
  • Researches funding opportunities and participates in the application for funding in cooperation with the Executive Director
  • Organises data and program reports
  • Ensures a safe filing system in accordance with the law for confidential documents related to staff and volunteers

C) Community Engagement

  • Designs basic communications & marketing strategies for the organisation in relation to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creates and oversees community engagement events internally and externally, including, presentations to relevant community organizations
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with relevant community agencies
  • Determines as part of the team the policies and objectives for all programs
  • Actively participates in team meetings, professional development activities, staff retreat and other Program activities
  • Performs other relevant duties as may be required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-Secondary qualification in Child & Youth Work, Social Work or equivalent in a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience working with children and youths
  • Capacity to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Capacity to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proficiency in English, written and oral
  • Demonstrates an egalitarian philosophy and non-judgmental attitude (i.e.: sensitivity to diversity, poverty and minority issues)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule

The salary for this position is competitive with benefits, based on experience

Start Date: Immediate

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to grace@oasisyouthcare.com

Posted: October 8, 2021 | Expires: January 6, 2022
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 9540 ]