Director, Home & Community Supports - Tenders Global

Director, Home & Community Supports

Southern Alberta Community Living Association

Southern Alberta Community Living Association (SACLA) is looking to welcome a dynamic and collaborative Director, Home & Community Supports.

SACLA is a non-profit Association, which has a long and proud history of providing innovative and creative supports for people with developmental disabilities. Our philosophy is based on the belief that all persons have a right to experience a quality of life that reflects pride and accomplishment.

Cultivating Relationships, Connecting Communities, Creating Possibilities

We are seeking an enthusiastic Disability Services professional who is ready to join our leadership team as Director, Home & Community Supports. Reporting directly to the CEO, this position is a responsible to support the operations team in achieving SACLA’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals. They will partner closely with the Management and Senior Team and will be accountable for all operational aspects of SACLA including high quality supports, funder relations, contract management, policy development and deployment, auditing practices, cost management, personnel, productivity and quality of work.


  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of SACLA.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the Association’s people, property, finances, and image. Implement measures to control risks.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with the people SACLA supports, community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals and outcomes of SACLA.
  • Partner with the CEO and Senior Team in preparing an annual budget; support the Association to operate within budget guidelines.
  • Assist in determining staffing requirements (support models) within budget allocations
  • Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made, and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
  • Inspire the culture and team relations within the Direct Services.
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to Association operations.
  • Maintain Union relations and participate in Collective Agreement negotiations.
  • Manage contracts and reporting requirements as required.
  • Develop and monitor practice adherence across the Association.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.


  • Leads Direct Service budget development.
  • Performs business case analysis and preparation.
  • Ensures continuous quality improvement processes are implemented.


  • Providing leadership & mentorship to the Home & Community Supports Department by ensuring that deliverables are accurately completed on schedule.
  • Maintaining a current knowledge, practice and compliance of all relevant SACLA plans, policies and practices, aligning with provincial legislative requirements.
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the Disability Services Sector.
  • Maintaining current knowledge and ensure compliance with the Collective Agreement.
  • Supporting the organizational needs of SACLA as directed.


  • A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and pursue their life choices.
  • Developing a strong knowledge of SACLA’s policies and procedures, along with knowledge of Disability services legislation, regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services (Preferred) or a related field.
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, EI, health coverage etc.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check.
  • Must have a valid class 5 license and a vehicle
  • Mandatory training (First Aid & CPR, NVCI, Positive Behavior Supports, Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol, Medication Administration)


  • Competitive compensation based on education and experience.
  • Full benefits package including extended health, vision, dental coverage and Group RRSP contributions
  • Wellness and Health Spending Account
  • Paid vacation time
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team, making a difference within the disability services sector.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match
  • Store discount
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lethbridge, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Class 5 Licence and a vehicle (required)
  • Criminal Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Search (required)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-02-03
Expected start date: 2023-02-09

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