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The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) is a non-profit community organization located in the northwest area of Toronto. JCA is currently the sponsoring organization for its sister organization, Caribbean African Canadian (CAFCAN) Social Services which provides client-centered social services that promote the overall well being of the Caribbean African and Diasporic communities in the Greater Toronto Area. JCA/CAFCAN is situated in one of Toronto’s most diverse and high needs communities and provides a wide range of programs, services and activities to Black children, youth, families and seniors.

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JCA/CAFCAN is currently accepting applications for a Program Manager for its new Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program. This program is in partnership with the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC), a voluntary, non-profit organization that has served the Black community for three decades and is committed to the elimination of racism within the police forces, the judicial system and all other major institutions in the Canadian society. The Toronto District School Board is also a partner with the program. This is a management position requiring a Master in Social Work’s degree (or related Master’s level degree) with a minimum of three to five years relevant experience, previous clinical supervisory experience, familiarity with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and experience delivering children’s groups and parent education groups. A history of work with Black communities, community/agency liaison experience is also desired. An interest in evidence-based programming and working within a culturally relevant practice is essential. Key Responsibilities: Accept and work within the framework of CAFCAN’s mission, vision, values and policies Work within the framework of the Children Development Institute Centre's SNAP Program’s vision, and goals (training provided) Work within an anti-oppressive framework (including and anti-Black racism lens) Participates in the hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff in CAFCAN’s SNAP® team As a member of CAFCAN’s management team, participates in long-term planning for the agency Ensures compliance with CAFCAN’s MOU with SNAP Develops and ensures the implementation of relevant work plans, (including an annual SNAP® work plan) Participates in long-term planning Conducts needs assessments, explores sources of funding, and writes proposals related to programme sustainability and expansions Is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SNAP Program Liaises with relevant community stakeholders and maintains ongoing contact with Police Service, Fire Department, Child Welfare Agencies, local elementary schools and School Boards and other relevant referral sources Acts as a key liaison between CAFCAN and the SNAP teams at Child Development Institute (CDI) Coordinates staff training activities which are consistent with the MOU Submits required reports and statistics, using the provided SNAP Implementation Tool for client information, data collection and program operations Collaborates in the development and implementation of quality assurance, research and evaluation activities Assumes other such responsibilities as may be deemed necessary from time to time. Requirements: Graduate of a recognized Masters level program with a minimum 3-5 years recent experience in delivering children’s and parents education groups Membership (or in process of obtaining membership) with a regulated professional body In-depth knowledge and expertise with Black children and adolescents who experience serious issues of poverty and issues in the education system Demonstrated experience with assessment, crisis intervention, and goal-oriented, solution focused therapy techniques with Black children and adolescents. Has lived experience of the issues faced by the Black community Understanding of anti-oppression practices and the barriers faced by Black families Demonstrated knowledge of recovery model principles and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with youth Experience in providing professional counseling support to individuals, families and groups Demonstrated experience in providing supervision and mentoring to the clinical staff team Experience in developing and facilitating treatment groups Excellent interpersonal communication and documentation skills. Experience in working with a diverse team and proven ability as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team Knowledge of human resource management, relevant supervisory experience and familiarity with unionized workplaces Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to CAFCAN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, client safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.

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Toronto, ON

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