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Program Coordinator – Permanent, full time


Position: Program Coordinator, Life Skills Program

Location: Newton and in the community

Hours: 35 hours per week

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to join our Sources Life Skills Centre team! This individual must be responsible, possess strong interpersonal skills, and be confident and competent in leading and directing others.

About Sources

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing support, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education and volunteerism.

SOURCES is also committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation and resurgence.

We value diversity, respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Description of position

Reporting to the Life Skills Assistant Manager, the Life Skills Program Coordinator is a permanent employee of Sources Community Resources.

General Responsibilities:

  • ·         Planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Skill Builders, Life Navigation and Tuesday Night Social programs.
  • ·         To lead and conduct instructional classes for clients in service.
  • ·         Supporting in Life Navigation program organization including scheduling as needed with the direction of the Life Skills Management team.
  • ·         Assisting the Life Skill Management team in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to Life Skill Instructors.
  • ·         Ensuring that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, medical needs are being met and directly assists clients to enhance quality of life and personal life goals while receiving services within the Life Skills Centre.
  • ·         To work directly with clients Life Skills programs to ensure program commitments are being met and delivered safely.
  • ·         Ensure that all OH&S, Policy and Procedures, Accreditation regulations, and all other relevant governing obligations are being adhered to by the program and staff team
  • ·         Maintaining a safe work environment for both staff and service users alike, including following and monitoring all positive behavior support strategies as they apply to clients in service. This includes being confident and familiar with Non-Violent Crisis Intervention material so as to guide and teach staff effectively in adhering to concepts taught.
  • ·         Liaise and maintain professional relationships with parents, clients, community partners and various other program stakeholders.
  • ·         Keep organized, detailed and confidential records on a database system using clear, professional and objective language.

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • ·         A minimum 2 years of post-secondary education (preferably in social sciences)
  • ·         A minimum of 2 years working experience in the community living sector or combination of the above
  • Criminal Records check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review Program Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and driver’s abstract to start.
    ·         Use of a personal vehicle required (mileage and insurance top-up provided)
  • ·         Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • ·         Working both in the program building and, in the community,
  • ·         Confidence and competence with being in a leadership position, including directing others and coordinating programming logistical needs.
  • ·         Have a working understanding of the Performance & Quality Improvement process
  • ·         Strong working knowledge with positive behavior support strategies as well as general knowledge of the community living population.
  • ·         Must bit in fit enough physical condition to directly support clients in service as well as confident and competent in managing clients in crisis exhibiting physical risk behaviours.
  • ·         High competence level in clear and concise verbal and written communication, including an excellent skillset in writing and editing of reports as well as general communications to various stakeholders including families, funders, and community partners.
  • ·         High proficiency level in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • ·         Willingness to gain additional knowledge and education is an asset.

Start Date: November 7th, 2022

Salary: 24.22 to start


  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: October 21, 2022.  Internal candidates will be contacted by October 26th, 2022

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Christine Diamond, Community Inclusion Manager, Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.