Temporary FT Assistant Manager, Foxglove – Enhanced Health Housing

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Manager
PROGRAM: Foxglove – Enhanced Health Housing
UNION: Excluded
SALARY: $32.12 hourly/$66,809.60 annually
TYPE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 80 Bi-weekly Hours
TERM: Temporary until September 23, 2022, with possibility of extension
SCHEDULE: General hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; requirement to participate in after hours on call rotation. Schedule must be flexible to meet the needs of the program; 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.
START DATE: As soon as possible

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

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2022.144 ” to: Kevin Parker, Program Manager at kparker@raincityhousing.org


RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.


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


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.


Foxglove Enhanced Health Housing: The 39-unit Enhanced Health Housing floor will have dedicated medication
management, psychosocial rehabilitation, support for minor medical issues and work in partnership with Fraser
Health services such as Mental Health and Substance Use and Home Health. Other hospitality services such as
meals and laundry, also there will be a part-time nurse on site twenty hours a week for tenants to access. This
section of foxglove will also be staffed twenty-four hours a day over three separate shifts. Folks in this space will
have access to indigenous cultural liaisons who will create programing connected to culture and build
relationships with participants. There will be peer support specialist available seven days a week as well. The
referral pathway for these twenty-three units will come from Fraser health.


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


  1. Plan and direct a supportive housing program.
  2. Understand, interpret, explain and apply municipal, provincial, and federal policy, law, regulation and court decisions governing RainCity Housing’s community housing program;
  3. Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively;
  4. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, emails, reports, studies and other written materials;
  5. Consult effectively with the senior leadership team to develop solutions to complex organizational and people management issues;
  6. Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within policy guidelines;
  7. Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential personnel issues and employee situations;
  8. Influence work group processes to build commitment to program principles and goals and ensure a cohesive and collaborative staff team
  9. Translate theory and principles into workplace systems that ensure daily practice is aligned with theory/principles.
  10. Knowledge of the strengths-based recovery model for people with a mental illness.
  11. Knowledge of the bio-psychosocial addictions model, including the transtheoretical model of change, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention and intervention strategies.
  12. Detailed knowledge mental health diagnoses, medications, treatment and support resources
  13. An understanding of best practices associated with operating a supportive housing program and harm reduction practices.
  14. Knowledge of Indigenous community and health resources.
  15. Basic sound knowledge of relevant physical health issues (e.g. HIV and Hepatitis C), including diagnoses, treatment and support resources.
  16. Create and construct effective relationships with the neighbourhood to ensure the project is maximally integrated into the community.
  17. Knowledge of the housing continuum, including market, subsidized and supported housing systems, including different program models.
  18. 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.