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Program Supervisor, Family Learning Program (West FRN and Housing)
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 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 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.
The Family Learning Program assists parents in their development of positive parenting skills to foster healthy parent child relationships. Through home visits, community outreach and group programming, participants are supported to make healthy choices for themselves and their children and to develop their capacity to effectively meet the needs of their children.
The Program Supervisor, Family Learning Program (West FRN and Housing), is responsible for direct supervision of front-line staff that are providing services to young parents. This includes support to maintain healthy boundaries with families, promoting positive and significant relationships with families and cultivating and open and positive team environment that fosters shared learning. This position includes oversight of Terra Centre’s housing programs that support families to secure safe, affordable housing. This position is responsible for overseeing the achievement of participant goals and funder outcomes, and the agency’s mission and values, and works closely with co-supervisors to share the responsibilities to the agency and funders and ensure the team has consistent and effective support and oversight.
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 Terra Centre main office located at 10320-146 Street and the Brentwood Housing Complex located in West Edmonton.
Knowledge and Abilities:
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.
Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous. The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour. Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning. The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.
No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation.
Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.
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.
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