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Operations Manager

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday with some evening and weekends.

Pay Range: Renumeration based on experience.

POSITION SUMMARY:

  The Operation’s Manager primary role is to direct the effective administrative functions and oversee the daily operations of the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA). This position will provide support to the Executive Director by ensuring that the day-to-day financial affairs, human resources and building maintenance activities, and contracts with outside organizations are undertaken in a timely and professional manner. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant post-secondary education/training in Business Administration, Accounting or Human Resources Management.
  • At least 2 years of relevant financial/administration management experience within a human services delivery organization.
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards Act and relevant legislation impacting human resources management practices.
  • Knowledge of financial management practices and reporting procedures which are consistent with provincial and federal statutes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of management team.
  • Excellent skills in planning, organizational and financial management and ability to implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with agency staff, funders and community partners.

 

TO APPLY:

IMPORTANT: Please visit our website at www.nisa.on.ca and download the application package. Only fully completed application packages will be considered. Please send completed package to Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Applications also may be dropped off at NISA at 36 Elgin Street, 2nd floor, Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 5B4 to Martin Boucher.

DEADLINE: Wednesday January 17, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*

Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in this job competition, at all stages of the selection process. To request accommodations for this job application, contact Martin Boucher at Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Click here to download the package detailing duties and qualifications (PDF)

Programs Manager

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday with some evening and weekends.

Pay Range: Renumeration based on experience.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Manager is responsible for all Peer Support programs, staffing, and services provided by NISA, including program development, evaluation, staff supervision, and maintaining strategic alignment.

  QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education in the social services field coupled with relevant experience in community-based mental health and/or substance use health services.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Peer Support or social services and proven experience in system advocacy around people with mental health and substance use health concerns.
  • 5+ years leadership experience and training, preferably within non-profit and/or healthcare sector.
  • Experience in program development, evaluation and quality improvement.
  • Able to develop individual and team-based approaches and capacity within a multidisciplinary and complex support environment.
  • Able to implement agency policy and procedures with reporting staff to ensure and maintain transparency, accountability, and compliance.
  • Empathy and commitment to individuals experiencing mental health, substance use health and homelessness concerns.
  • Understands harm reduction, equity, and trauma-informed care, and demonstrated ability to support complex client needs around this.
  • Knowledge of recovery-based program philosophy, and person-directed supports.
  • Must possess a broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly advocate for clients and make professional referrals/relationships.
  • Proven ability to create meaningful partnerships, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated complex problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal communication and comfort with one-on-one dialogue.
  • Excellent written and documentation skills.
  • Able to mediate and negotiate complex and crisis situations.
  • Non-violent crisis/suicide intervention skills.
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working with minimal oversight.
  • Proven computer proficiency/ Microsoft products, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.  
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification or willingness to update.

TO APPLY:

IMPORTANT: Please visit our website at www.nisa.on.ca and download the application package. Only fully completed application packages will be considered. Please send completed package to Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Applications also may be dropped off at NISA at 36 Elgin Street, 2nd floor, Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 5B4 to Martin Boucher.

DEADLINE: Wednesday January 17, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*

Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in this job competition, at all stages of the selection process. To request accommodations for this job application, contact Martin Boucher at Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Click here to download the package detailing duties and qualifications (PDF)

Executive Assistant & Communication Officer

Hours: Full time, 35-37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends.

Pay Range: Renumeration based on experience.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Executive Assistant and Communication Officer is responsible for supporting the Executive Director and Board of Directors while also developing and managing internal and external communications to enhance the visibility and impact of our organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as an Executive Assistant or in a similar administrative role.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with communication tools and platforms.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of peer support principles and a commitment to mental health advocacy is a plus.

TO APPLY:

IMPORTANT: Please visit our website at www.nisa.on.ca and download the application package. Only fully completed application packages will be considered. Please send completed package to Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Applications also may be dropped off at NISA at 36 Elgin Street, 2nd floor, Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 5B4 to Martin Boucher.

DEADLINE: Wednesday January 24, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*

Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in this job competition, at all stages of the selection process. To request accommodations for this job application, contact Martin Boucher at Mboucher@nisa.on.ca

Click here to download the package detailing duties and qualifications (PDF)

Peer Support Navigator

Hours: 1 Part Time Permanent Position. 7:00 am – 3;00 PM (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Shifts include statutory holidays. PT Perm 22.5 hrs./wk.

Pay Range: Starts at $18.73 / HR.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Peer Support Navigator (PN) is an individual with lived experience of mental health and/or
addiction services. The Peer Support Navigator is responsible for providing information and peer-based, recovery oriented support to individuals receiving services from Health Sciences North (HSN) in the Emergency Department.
The PN will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing support to patients through a shared care model.
The PN will carry out specified administrative duties in order to fulfil the program’s legal and professional
requirements, advocating for the needs of individuals within the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

▪ Lived experience within the mental health system and/or addictions.
▪ Familiar with the goals and objectives of NISA and HSN.
▪ Have working knowledge of community resources, especially mental health service agencies and
consumer/survivor organizations.
▪ Peer Support training OR a diploma, degree or Canadian equivalent in health or a related discipline, and/or a
minimum of two years’ experience working in the social services is preferred.
▪ Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and other recovery-based training is preferred.
▪ Completion of Standard First Aid with CPR, WHMIS, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), Applied Suicide
Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Workplace Accessibility and Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the
Workplace Training is preferred.
▪ Computer experience, including an ability to use Word, Excel, and email/internet technologies.
▪ Ability to work with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
▪ Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively support individuals and service
providers.
▪ Conflict resolution and advocacy skills with individuals and staff
▪ Demonstrated ability to model adaptive behavior
▪ Ability to engage in interprofessional and interagency diplomacy
▪ Boundary-setting, sensitivity, and awareness of the needs for those with a mental illness
▪ Ability to work shifts (days/early evenings/weekends)
▪ Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check required.
▪ Written and verbal proficiency in both official languages is considered an asset.

TO APPLY:

IMPORTANT: Do not apply through Indeed. Please visit our website nisa.on.ca and complete
the application package. Only fully completed application packages will be considered.

Email: hr@nisa.on.ca
In person: 36 Elgin St. 2nd floor
Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

DEADLINE: Tuesday January 23, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*

Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in this job competition, at all stages of the selection process. To request accommodations for this job application, contact hr@nisa.on.ca

Click here to download the package detailing duties and qualifications (PDF)

Peer Navigator - Casual

Hours: Casual as needed. Shifts will vary. Morning, Day, Afternoon including statutory holidays

Pay Range: Starts at $17.84 / hr.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Peer Navigator (PN) is an individual with the lived experiences of mental health and/or
addiction services. The Peer Navigator is responsible for providing information and peer-based, recovery-oriented
support to individuals receiving services from Health Sciences North (HSN) in the emergency department. The PN
will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing support to patients through a shared care model. The PN
will carry out specified administrative duties in order to fulfil the program’s legal and professional
requirements, advocating for the needs of individuals within the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

▪ Lived experience within the mental health system (addictions services experience also an asset)
▪ Peer Support training OR a diploma, degree or Canadian equivalent in health or a related discipline, and/or a
minimum of two years’ experience working in the social services is preferred.
▪ Familiar with the goals and objectives of NISA and HSN.
▪ Have working knowledge of community resources, especially mental health service agencies and
consumer/survivor organizations.
▪ Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and other recovery-based training is preferred.
▪ Completion of Standard First Aid with CPR, WHMIS, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), Applied Suicide
Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Workplace Accessibility and Prevention of Violence and Harassment in the
Workplace Training is preferred.
▪ Computer experience, including an ability to use Word, Excel, and email/internet technologies.
▪ Ability to work with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
▪ Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively support individuals and service
providers.
▪ Conflict resolution and advocacy skills with individuals and staff.
▪ Demonstrated ability to model adaptive behavior.
▪ Ability to engage in interprofessional and interagency diplomacy, including asserting professional boundaries in
a respectful manner when required.
▪ Knowledge of Social Determinants of Health and Trauma Informed Care.
▪ Ability to work shifts (days/early evenings/weekends).
▪ Criminal Reference Check required.
▪ Written and verbal proficiency in both official languages is considered an asset.

TO APPLY:

IMPORTANT: Do not apply through Indeed. Please visit our website nisa.on.ca and complete
the application package. Only fully completed application packages will be considered.

Email: hr@nisa.on.ca
In person: 36 Elgin St. 2nd floor
Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

DEADLINE: Tuesday January 23, 2023 at 4:00pm EST*

Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in this job competition, at all stages of the selection process. To request accommodations for this job application, contact hr@nisa.on.ca

Click here to download the package detailing duties and qualifications (PDF)