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Job position available: Independent Living Services Manager

Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) is a medium sized non-profit agency that offers a variety of programs and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, as well as their families.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our diverse, innovative, and committed RSCL leadership team in the newly created position of;


Independent Living Services Manager

RSCL is seeking a dynamic leader to help us with our growing and changing Independent Living services. This role involves assisting individuals and potential new referrals to develop services plans and implement these new directions in their lives.


The Independent Living Manager will start with meeting, getting to know, and planning with individuals looking to live in a more independent way. The successful applicant should have related experience along with a deep and meaningful understanding of person centred practice and planning.


We expect that this position will evolve over time to include assessing support needs, scheduling support, hiring and training staff, working in collaboration to develop basic ASL training for all agency staff  and some direct support.


The Manager will promote individuality, choice, and control. This positions will be performed consistently with the values, principles, and philosophy of Richmond Society for Community Living and all applicable policies and procedures. The Independent Living Manager will have a strong foundation of experience in providing supports, coordination, or services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.



? An appropriate degree in social services, human resources, or a related field and/or an appropriate combination of education and experience relevant to the position;

? Three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in the social service/community living services sector;

? Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of community based supported living programs for persons with developmental disabilities;

? Advances computer skills with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, etc) and preferably experience with Sharevision;

? Demonstrated ability in financial management and labour relations;

? Excellent oral, written, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills;

? Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, and supervisory skills;

? Well-developed planning, organizing, and administrative skills


The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines; including participating in resolving and effectively managing stressful and emergency crisis situations is an ongoing expectation. This position require the ability to mentor staff groups through the transition processes. A flexible schedule is required to accommodate participation at meetings, conferences, and other events.


Starting wage $31.70 + benefits after probation


Please send resumes by April 27, 2018 to:


Richmond Society for Community Living 170-7000 Minoru Boulevard Richmond, BC   V6Y 3Z5 Email: humanresources@rscl.org Fax:     604-279-7048


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