PG Therapeutic Community - Program Manager

34000 Blackwater Rd, Prince George, BC V2N 6H1, Canada Req #10863
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Connective is a dynamic non-profit organization that provides innovative programming in the social services sector. We strive to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all.


The Program Manager will apply leadership and innovation as the life force that sustains and enhances our programs. This position will make a difference by meeting the needs of our clients, funders, and regulators. The manager inspires excellence and purpose into the program by planning, organizing, staffing, and monitoring activities that ensure key targets are achieved.


  • Reports and is accountable to the Senior Manager of Programs or their designate
  • Participates as a member of Connective’s management team
  • Liaises with government and community agencies, volunteers, and members of the general public


Full-time 40 hours a week Monday-Friday  8:30am -04:00pm - with some evenings and weekends required. 



  • Implements and promulgates all policies and procedures, including developing appropriate manuals, brochures and handbooks
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, transfers and terminates staff and/or contractors as necessary to fulfill the program goal in accord with the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 1936-11 and the Personnel Polices of Connective.
  • Arranges shift schedules, ensuring appropriate staff coverage
  • Implements a system of staff and volunteer orientation, supervision, in service training and evaluation
  • Ensures all appropriate daily, monthly, and annual documentation of resource staff and contractor’s files and records are maintained
  • Accepts responsibility for the daily and monthly financial and administrative aspects of the programs


  • Makes sure effective, inclusive support programs are designed and maintained
  • Supports the overall program strategic direction
  • Liaises with other Connective’s staff, especially regarding potential referrals
  • Facilitates person-centered planning opportunities for staff and service users
  • Develops related program opportunities, available to the individuals in the community
  • Ensures that funder’s guidelines, based on all agreed goals and including all steps or success measurement and timelines, are completed


  • Maintains effective working relationships with related community services, government/stakeholders and agencies
  • Is knowledgeable of related agencies for effective client referrals and support, especially those in their respective communities


  • Ensures that the physical facilities fulfill all fire, health and safety regulations
  • Ensures that the resource(s) is maintained as a clean, pleasant and safe environment

On Call

  • Is available to all resource staff, in case of emergencies; this may include carrying a pager or cell phone 24 hours a day and ensures on call coverage is arranged in their absence

Other Duties

  • Coordination and Administration of other teams and programs
  • All Human Resource Functions – recruitment, training, development


  • A bachelor's degree and/or professional designation, with a minimum of 5 years of applicable or relevant transferable past work experience
  • Extensive experience and expertise in the Community Living, Mental Health and Criminal Justice System
  • Extensive experience in management of the day-to-day aspects of community-based programs, including case planning, behaviour modification techniques, psychosocial rehabilitative techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill in English
  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of group process, individual counseling and crisis management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in hiring, training and supervising staff
  • Ability to motivate and organize a staff team
  • Administrative experience and strong administrative skills


  • Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
  • Ability to successfully complete reference check
  • Ability to provide a record of work history
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate 
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport client
  • Evidence of compliance with the province’s immunization and tuberculosis control programs


  • Committed Living Wage Employer
  • 2022 Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice Aware from NEOC
  • 2023 High-Performance Culture Award from SupportingLines
  • Competitive benefits package, including health, wellness, and pension plan
  • Career and personal development, with the ability to grow in a diverse range of programs and departments
  • Access to a range of staff mental health supports, including an in-house counsellor, Employee Family Assistance Program, and Critical Incidents Stress Management
  • Access to On-Demand Pay to withdraw earned wages before payday
  • Connective is part of a portability program where employees moving from a CSSEA-member employer to Connective will port their service hours for vacation and wage purposes (within last 12 months)



At Connective, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities or other marginalized communities.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $57,600.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $79,200.00
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • 34000 Blackwater Rd, Prince George, BC V2N 6H1, Canada