Manager, Family Services – Poverty Reduction

Full Time

Jewish Family & Child is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families.  JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street in Toronto. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership). We are currently seeking a Manager, Family Services – Poverty Reduction to develop, manage, support, and lead the Agency’s Poverty Reduction team. This position reports to the Director of Family Service and is outside of the bargaining unit.


The successful candidate will:

  • Clinical Team Management

    • Lead, manage, and develop a strong team of workers with complementary skills.

    • Ensure all service delivery is effective, efficient, and responsive through the direct supervision of services to clients in line with case management plans.

    • Ensure that the Practice Teams have the right capabilities and qualifications to ensure the delivery of high quality services in line with case management plans.

    • Monitor, review, and manage program budgets ensuring judicious use of resources.

  • Poverty Reduction Program Management

    •  Develop, implement, review, maintain, and provide ongoing clinical supervision to the Reducing the Effects of Poverty (REP) programs.

    • Lead evidence-informed REP program development, implementation, ongoing management, and continuous improvement.

    • Establish new hire training modules including implementing plans and processes for ongoing skill development and mastery among frontline staff and managers.

    • Ensure staff and management has the tools and resources to effectively support the implementation and delivery of programs.

    • Assist in the preparation of funding submissions, service statistics, proposals, etc. by seeking new sources of funding opportunities.

    • Coordinate and chair the poverty reduction community of practice.

  • Poverty Reduction Program Management & Other

    • Recruit, hire, manage, discipline, and provide leadership to a team of social workers and other staff.

    • Provide team with information about the specific community (ies), partnerships, stakeholders, planning, and needs.

    • Establish, maintain and promote partnerships and networks with other agencies, community groups and stakeholders in the development and management of Poverty Reduction programs including playing a leadership role in the JF&CS Centre of Excellence.

    • Represents the Agency’s mission, vision, and values in the community.

    • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 5 years directly related experience including management or supervisory experience.

  • Expertise in Poverty Reduction Programing.

  • Understanding of Sustainable Livelihoods Model is an asset.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing evidence-informed practice and programs.

  • Strong program management, leadership and clinical skills.

  • Ability to work in a diverse team-based environment with a variety of styles as well as manage team conflict.

  • An understanding of and experience in working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Jewish Family & Child is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any such accommodations are required. We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.


Jewish Family & Child

4600 Bathurst St | 1st Floor

Toronto, ON   M2R 3V3



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