Bridge on Murray River
21 Jul 2017

Full-Time Program Manager

Pine River Institute Shelburne, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Program Manager

  Full time

Start: September 1, 2017

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, communication and positive role modeling skills, be consummate team player with a work style that embodies flexibility, creativity and initiative.

Key Responsibilities

Supervises Program Coordinator and Residential Youth Counselor (RYC) Relief staff and has responsibility for the effective management of the Student Program. Will serve as a member of the PRI Management Team.

Deliverables include hiring, orientation, training and development, scheduling and engagement of staff. Actively involved with and supporting the therapeutic needs of the students.

  • Ensures development of structured, intentional and creative therapeutic programming.
  • Provides a clinical perspective to program activities and serves as a resource to RYCs, regarding student management, as well as understanding student’s mental health issues and special needs
  • Participates/observes areas of program where students are having challenges, trouble shoots and provides feedback.
  • Schedules Program staff ,manages time off and staff changes proactively
  • Reviews resumes, conducts interviews, checks references and recommends hiring of Outdoor Leadership Experience and RYC staff
  • Working closely with the Clinical Director in providing ongoing evaluation of programs through observation and participation. Responds to student and staff reports regarding problematic program areas.
  • Provides for safety and security of students and school, and develops policies for same.
  • Directs behaviour crisis management, including guidance of RYCs, debriefing incidents and creating best practices.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates groups, as needed shares school on-call duties with senior staff.


Qualifications, Skills & Experience


Demonstrated ability to implement a program vision and execute on goals, provide sound judgment, leadership, integrity, patience, commitment and a sense of humour.

University education in relevant discipline is required.

Experience with and training in child and youth care practices in a mental health or youth addiction program preferred.

Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated and professional with a commitment to personal growth and development.

Valid First Aid Certification & Level ‘C’ CPR. Instructor level ideal.

Valid F Class Driver’s License (obtaining F Class within 6 months if not qualified at employee’s cost)

Interested candidates should apply to Gayle Dennison. Manager Human Resources in writing at August 7, 2017

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview.

How to Apply

Please apply by email to:

Job Categories: Administration. Job Types: Full-Time.


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