Position Title: Team Leader
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Kamloops, BC
Overall Responsibility: To provide leadership, supervise and coordinate the delivery of services that will ensure a good life for the people served through the organization.
About the Organization: Its My Life Kamloops Society (IMLKS) is a local non-profit agency that works to continually improve services to persons with developmental disabilities with a strong focus on inclusivity and person-specific service design. We believe that all people have a right to fully participate and be accepted into their community. Its our job to help make that a reality within our community.
Our Services are committed to supporting purposeful and meaningful lifestyles. Whether alone or in partnership, we offer services that focus on promoting community connections, personal independence, meaningful employment and socially valued roles.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of support to the twelve members who receive services through Its My Life Kamloops Society. By honoring each unique personality, we will create environments that ensure full involvement in all their life choices and decisions.
Our Vision is to thrive in a community without barriers where everyone is recognized as valued and equal.
Values: We believe in a community where every individual with a developmental disability is living a self-fulfilling and purposeful life.
Overall Purpose of a Team Leader:
Team Leaders are actively involved with support workers, persons served and their families to inspire and encourage the development and delivery of services and plans that work towards the realization and accomplishment of each persons potential and choices within inclusive communities. On a day-to-day basis, Team Leaders are responsible and accountable for the hands-on supervision of services to individuals, as well as direct support, and the associated administrative functions. Team Leaders provide leadership and contribute directly to networking, planning, administration and evaluation of services to ensure adherence and commitment to the principles, values and goals of the Society. As well, Team Leaders oversee the selection, supervision, coaching and development of employees.
1. Co-Create a Guiding Vision of a Good Life: Participate in the creation of a strong, clear vision for and with persons served for a good life; which includes clarity about all aspects that all citizens hope for in their lives. This is achieved through helping each individual, along with their family, friends and other supporters, to articulate a positive vision for the future and then move forward into developing person centered plans that identify areas for growth and development.
2. Person Centered Supports: Review, evaluate and coordinate the provision of services through regular communication with individuals, family, friends, employees, community members, employers and others. Based on the persons needs, assist individuals with financial decisions, service care plans, support plans and goal setting. Develop and review/revise person centered support plans and ensure plans and services are working towards achieving meaningful and future oriented goals. Monitor progress and the quality of services. Help facilitate relationships and unpaid friendships and strengthen and develop networks. Report individuals needs, changes, concerns and highlights to the Executive Director.
3. Advocacy: Promote the concept of inclusion, shared decision making, full community participation, lifelong learning, Social Role Valorization, the principles of Optimal Service Design and our organizations philosophy.
4. Human Resource Management: In consultation with persons served and the HR Manager, participate in selection, hiring, orientation, training and development, coaching, scheduling, supervision, conflict resolution, performance management, discipline and termination of employees. Authorize employee timesheets, mileage, petty cash and vacation and leave requests. Meet with employees regularly, schedule monthly team meetings, and conduct annual performance reviews. Ensure employee compliance with Society policies and procedures.
5. Community Liaison: Act as a resource in accessing community spaces and finding and assessing good places and roles in order to enhance social role valorization. Promote neighbourliness where people live. Regularly liaise and maintain positive relationships and open communication with family, friends, personal networks, employers, community supports, resources, professionals, stakeholders and CLBC. Promote a positive image of our organization internally and externally.
6. Administration: Routine administrative tasks including: submitting forms to relevant departments as required; maintaining personnel files; maintaining detailed documentation on ShareVision and; reviewing employee documentation on ShareVision.
7. Financial Responsibilities: Monitor the management of financial matters including budgets and other funds. Approve invoices for payment. Monitor personal funds of individuals, ensuring that financial information is completed and reviewed monthly. Monitor the completion of income tax returns. Submit financial information to substitute decision maker as requested. Report any discrepancies in funds according to Agency policy.
8. Health and Safety: Maintain a safe working environment for all employees as well as supported individuals. Promote and ensure compliance with Agency policies and procedures, government regulations, quality assurance measures and standards of accreditation. Attend medical appointments with persons served as required. Participate in discharge planning meetings.
9. Quality Assurance: Implement and monitor quality assurance systems. Review policies and procedures regularly with the management team and employees. Oversee service planning and development and ensure service quality meets contractual requirements, legal obligations and organizational policies and procedures. Report monthly on individuals updates, successes, challenges and next steps. Inform Executive Director of new issues and developments as they occur.
10. Professional Development: Keep up with current developments in the community living field. Develop annual performance and development goals in consultation with the Executive Director. Participate in training and conference opportunities at least once per year.
Valid First Aid Certificate
Clear Criminal Record check
TB test (to be completed within probationary period)
A vehicle in good working condition
Valid Drivers License and Safe Drivers Abstract
Business use insurance and a minimum of $3 million third liability coverage
High school diploma or equivalent (required).
Any post secondary education in Social Services, Health Care or Management is an asset but not required.
Experience working with people with developmental disabilities or individuals with complex health care needs is an asset.
Experience working in a management position or in a human services setting is an asset.
Skills and Attributes:
Dedication for promoting personal growth in ones life
Creative and outgoing personality
Proficient decision making skills
Must have a strong commitment to the philosophy and values of Social Role Valorization
Demonstrated ability to advocate and promote self-advocacy
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Willing to learn and be flexible
Ability to work independently and within a team setting
Practical knowledge and application of Microsoft Office and willingness to learn other software programs as required.
Ability to push a wheelchair
Ability to deescalate stressful situations
Must be comfortable providing a high level of personal care
Demonstrated excellence in a leadership role
The ability to conduct physical manoeuvres and be prepared for work of a demanding physical nature, including but not limited to lifting, bending and twisting
Ability to understand an individuals needs, both emotionally and physically
Ability to understand and model a consultative approach when responding to people, Agency and system priorities
Demonstrate creative problem solving and sound crisis management techniques incorporating effective collaborative approaches
Demonstrate ability to manage multiple tasks
Must be detail oriented, well organized and self motivated
Must be able to go into a full time position
Working Conditions: Requirement to attend to emergency situations after hours as needed.
Other Information and Requirements:
Criminal Record Clearance
Physicians Certificate of Fitness
Minimum 2 work-related references
Hours of Work: This position is Part-Time with the potential to become Full-Time depending on the changing needs of the Agency. This position will be an average of 22.5 hours a week but may require you to work up to 37.5 hours a week according to the needs of the individuals we support. Typical office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 with some flexibility as required.
Salary Range and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. IMLKS offers a Municipal Pension Plan, a Health Spending Account, an Employee Assistance Program, training and development opportunities and mileage reimbursement upon submission.
If you are interested in this rewarding and life changing experience, please apply to this ad with your complete resume and cover letter or apply in person at the following address: #308-444 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC.
We thank all who apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent