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Gibsons - Assistant Manager (Mon-Fri Days)

Gibsons Modular, 749 School Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada Req #153
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

RainCity Housing wishes to acknowledge that we operate programs on the stolen, unceded, ancestral, traditional homelands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əmq̓íc̓əy̓qiqéytqʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷsəl̓ílwətaʔɬSEMYOMEshíshálhSḵwx̱wú7meshˈstɔːloʊ and Xʷməθkwəy̓əm Nations.

About Us – A home for every person 

RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. Our mission is to advance social equity by building upon the strengths of our community and of each individual. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities, and make change for people experiencing homelessness, mental health, trauma, and substance use issues.

RainCity Housing has been developing emerging and promising practices for over 40 years in social services and healthcare, providing Housing First, harm reduction and supports for community members who access our services. To learn more, check out our innovations page . You can visit our Indeed page and click on the “Follow” button to be notified of new job openings: 

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  • 5 days of paid leave for Indigenous Employees for Ceremonial, Cultural, and Spiritual events per year 
  • 8 weeks of paid leave for gender affirming care for medical procedures for transgender and gender diverse employees, cumulative total 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program available to ALL employees, including 24-hour helpline, Personal counselling, Life Coaching, Financial Coaching, Legal Referral and Advisory Services, and Health Coaching:
  • Municipal Pension Plan with guaranteed lifetime monthly pension when you retire: 
  • Employer-paid benefits for regular Part-time and Full-time employees:
  • Core Gender Affirmation services
  • $1,000/year coverage for Massage
  • $500 per paramedical service Physiotherapy, Naturopath, Acupuncture, Chiropract, and more
  • Vision Care, Dental Care, Prescription Drugs, Group Life Benefit (1 x annual salary,) Long Term Disability, and Unlimited Out-of-Province and Out-of-Country Emergencies.

Position Summary
The Assistant Manager helps the Program Managers to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the program policies, procedures, and practices. The Assistant Manager directs the daily operations of the program, and performs hiring, dismissal, discipline, and performance evaluation of the staff team. The successful candidate ensures that program mandate, principles, policies, and procedures are followed.

The Assistant Manager promotes the interests of the participants and the program in the community and ensures that the program is maximally integrated and coordinated with other systems of care. The Assistant Manager replaces the Program Manager for absences such as vacation, illness, and leaves. The Assistant Manager is part of the leadership team and works closely with other managers, the RainCity operations team, and administrative staff. A key component of this employment opportunity is the proven ability to collaborate and work alongside people of various socio-economic backgrounds.

COMPETITION#: job2023.470
APPLY BY: December 5, 2023
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Manager
PROGRAM: Gibsons 
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 80 bi-weekly Hours
SALARY: $35.54 hourly/$73,923.20 annually
TERM: Permanent
SCHEDULE: General hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm; Schedule must be flexible, there will be times when the Assistant Manager is required to adjust their schedule to meet with staff on evenings and nights. As per Employment Standards, managers are excluded from the sections of the Act dealing with overtime entitlement.  

Pursuant to the Provincial Health Officer's Order, the incumbent of this position is required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Program Summary
The Gibsons Modular housing provides single room occupancy (SRO) housing to low-income individuals 19 years of age or older who live in the community, have a history of homelessness and who need additional support services to maintain housing. This supported housing program is staffed by a combination of support workers, including an Indigenous Cultural Liaison Support Worker and a Peer Services Support Worker. Each unit contains a private bathroom with toilet, shower, and sink, as well as a kitchenette. The building has 24 hour/ 7 day a week staffing, with a minimum of two staff working on site to maintain the building, deliver programs, support tenants, and ensure a safe environment within the building. The program supports also includes an onsite kitchen facility and a cook to prepare at least one hot meal per day. The building also has custodial, home support and facilities management staff.


  • A B.A. in a relevant health discipline or equivalent experience  
  • Training in supervisory and/or managerial functions.
  • Four years of recent related experience with people living with mental health issues, substance use and /or are at risk of being homeless.
  • One year in a supervisory, preferably managerial, capacity.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Class 5 driver’s license.


Skills and Abilities

  • Plan and direct a supportive housing program.
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply municipal, provincial, and federal policy, law, regulation and court decisions governing RainCity Housing’s community housing program;
  • Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively;
  • Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, emails, reports, studies and other written materials;
  • Consult effectively with the senior leadership team to develop solutions to complex organizational and people management issues;
  • Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within policy guidelines;
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential personnel issues and employee situations;
  • Influence work group processes to build commitment to program principles and goals and ensure a cohesive and collaborative staff team
  • Translate theory and principles into workplace systems that ensure daily practice is aligned with theory/principles.
  • Knowledge of the strengths-based recovery model for people with a mental illness.
  • Knowledge of the bio-psychosocial addictions model, including the transtheoretical model of change, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Detailed knowledge mental health diagnoses, medications, treatment, and support resources
  • An understanding of best practices associated with operating a supportive housing program and harm reduction practices.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous community and health resources.
  • Basic sound knowledge of relevant physical health issues (e.g. HIV and Hepatitis C), including diagnoses, treatment, and support resources.
  • Create and construct effective relationships with the neighbourhood to ensure the project is maximally integrated into the community.
  • Knowledge of the housing continuum, including market, subsidized and supported housing systems, including different program models.
  • Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically as related to women (trans and cis), sex workers, and Indigenous people and people living with a mental health and/or substance use issues.

Please submit both a cover letter and resume to apply, describing your suitability for this position. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. As part of the application process, you may be asked a short set of questions to provide further information about your experience and availability. Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people, and we need a staff group that reflects this diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

As we work towards building a diverse staff team, we are particularly seeking applicants who identify as being Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, applicants with personal lived expertise, and 2SLGBTQ+ identified people.

Inclusion and creating a safer space

We are committed to making our organization a safer place for our staff, with steps taken to create space for learning and unlearning. RainCity’s department of Indigenous Cultural Services was created with the purpose to acknowledge the unique history and service needs of our Indigenous staff and tenants in respect to accessing culturally relevant and culturally sensitive care and support. RainCity’s Black Affinity Group was formed to provide support for Black staff by creating a safe space to support each other, network, debrief, and to heal from the impact of harm endured. Candidates are welcome to self-identifying in their cover letters as Black, First nations, Métis, or Inuit.

All of our employees are expected to develop and exhibit skills to contribute to safety in the workplace, including demonstrating anti-racism knowledge and skills to support racialized communities, including knowledge of Canada’s historical and on-going colonialism and its impact on Indigenous peoples, and commitment to learn and uphold the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. Employees are also expected to demonstrate anti-discrimination knowledge and skills to support equity seeking groups, including the 2SLGBTQA+ community, people who use drugs and alcohol, people living with mental health issues and sex workers.

Inclusivity and support for people with differing abilities

In our efforts to provide a barrier-free workplace, we invite you to let us know of any adjustments or accommodations that might be needed for you to participate in the interview or selection process by sending an email to

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please email for assistance.

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Be sure to include a cover letter letting us know why the work that we do is important to you, and how your experiences make you a good fit for this role.

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We are a Union

RainCity Housing is a unionized workplace. Along with the union, we support the principles of the Human Rights Code of BC. We promote a workplace that treats both staff and the people accessing services with dignity and respect.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Gibsons Modular, 749 School Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada