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Director of Women’s Services

District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

Director of Women’s Services
Women’s Services
Full-time Permanent
Location – Town of Parry Sound
Employment with the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board offers an
opportunity to make a positive contribution to our community. Providing caring human services, we
are a forward-thinking organization focused on continuous improvement, employee growth and
development, and providing exceptional service.
We are seeking a Director of Women’s Services to oversee the development and delivery of Women’s
Services and Violence Against Women (VAW) programs for the DSSAB, including the Esprit Place Family
Resource Centre (Emergency Shelter), Child Witness Program, and the Outreach Program.
• Successful completion of a University or college degree in a related field, such as Social Work,
Indigenous Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Assaulted Women’s
and Children’s Program, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or another related field.
• Registered with and a member in good standing of the appropriate regulatory college.
• Minimum 3 years management experience.
• Experience working with women in the areas of poverty, violence and homelessness, and
experience in a residential setting is an asset.
• Knowledge and understanding of the systemic barriers women face as it pertains to Gender
Based Violence (GBV), sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia,
islamophobia, sanism, etc., and the resulting impact on the lives of their children and themselves.
• Proven ability to supervise staff who provide case management and supportive counselling from
a decolonizing approach.
• Strong knowledge and experience with Harm Reduction Strategies and demonstrated
experience in crisis support and ability to mediate conflict.
• Understanding of shelter services, the non-profit sector, government funded services and
relevant community resources.
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a 24/7 environment with a high level of attention to
• Excellent emotional intelligence, conflict management, problem solving and team building skills.
• Strong people management skills and the ability to effectively manage, coach and develop a
diverse team of talented, professional staff.
• Solid budgeting skills and experience.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Current OPP Vulnerable Sector Check required.
• Ability to work flexible hours in a 24-hours/day, 7 days/week program as necessary, and on call
emergency response.
• Knowledge and understanding of all legislation relevant to the position, i.e., Social Housing
Reform Act; Mental Health Act; Landlord Tenant Act; O.W. Act, ODSP Act, etc..
• Strong computer literacy skills in a windows environment and ability to work with new
computer technology.
• Valid certification in Standard First Aid, including CPR, level C.
• Ability to travel throughout the district as required.
Responsibilities Include
• Supervise assigned staff to ensure work is performed in compliance with legislation and Board
policies and ensure staffing levels within all programs comply with the required Ministry
• Train staff in coordination of case management, counselling, crisis intervention and advocacy
work, while providing services from a trauma informed lens.
• Assist with the development and ongoing management of annual budget(s). Ensure that policies,
procedures, and budget requirements are met.
• Oversees the WISH (Women In Safe Housing) data collection program.
• Assist in seeking out additional funding sources and preparing proposals applying for such
funding and reports on the expenditures.
• Maintain quality standards of the shelter environment and programming while adhering to the
shelter standards set by the funder.
Salary Range: $103,724.00 – $127,568.00 annually
Comprehensive benefit package
(Extended health care including Dental & Vision)
Paid Leaves and Vacation
OMERS Pension Plan
Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development
Please submit cover letter & resume referencing job ID 22N-04 by August 19, 2022
Attn: Danielle Villeneuve, CHRP
Manager of Human Resources
1 Beechwood Drive
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1J2
Fax: (705) 751-5370

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