Assistant Director of Social Programs (Saskatoon)

Position: Assistant Director of Social Programs – Residential programs
Position Type: Out of Scope
Qualifications: See Knowledge and Skills
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Social Program, or his/her designate, the Assistant Director of Social Programs will provide support to the Director of Social Programs, as well as the caseworkers and other staff in the associated programs.


  • Financial:
    • Meeting program outcome measures and contract compliance
    • Maintain house budgets
    • Maintain and oversee daily operational spending
  • Operational:
    • Weekly and emergency staff scheduling
    • Supervision of staff
    • Case management support and oversight
    • Assist with complex case plans for youth
    • Sign-off on incident reports
    • Make referrals, complete screening and placements for youth in the programs
  • Administrative/Human Resources:
    • Mentoring and coaching of staff
    • Provide new staff with an orientation program
    • Arrange shadow shifts for new staff
  • In addition:
    • Write population sheets and provide regular statistics to Provincial Office for reporting purposes
    • Property management (including houses and vehicles)
    • Carry the on-call phone
    • Perform other duties as assigned


  • University Bachelor’s degree in the Human Services sector
  • Work experience in a residential setting, with experience in intensive case management
  • Experience in a supervisor/management role
  • Experience managing staff in a unionized environment would be considered an asset
  • Compliance with the designated Risk Management policies of the National John Howard Society
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Suicide Intervention training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Food Safety training
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Clean Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector check


  • An understanding and commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the John Howard Society.
  • Some familiarity with the problems and characteristics of disadvantaged persons
  • A working knowledge and experience working in a residential facility for at risk youth


  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Exceptional writing and case management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive relationships with youth, other staff, clients, businesses, government representative, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing supervision to youth

APPLICATION PROCESS: Email resume and cover letter to Tobi Graham at

POSTING LENGTH: March 20th – March 27th  2020