Manager of Mental Health & Inner City Recreation and Wellness

JOB TITLE: Manager of Mental Health & Inner City Recreation & Wellness

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs

SALARY: $55,633.50 - $65,461.50 ($28.53 - $33.57/hr)

HOURS: Monday to Friday (hours to be determined based on program needs) 37.5 hours/week *On occasion may be asked to work an evening or weekend*

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at:, please consider joining our team.

This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.


The Manager will be responsible for supporting and directly supervising the following programs: Inner City Mental Health Workers, Urban Counselling, Mobile Outreach Addictions Team, Community Supports and the Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program. The collection of these teams makes up the Mental Wellness Department, which strives to support clients in a client-centered approach on their mental wellness journey.



A degree in Social Work, Social Services, Social Sciences or Humanities preferred. Candidates without a degree but with extensive relevant and related experience will also be considered


· A minimum of 3 years supervisory, management or leadership experience

· At least of one-year experience delivering services to people facing multiple barriers (such as people who are experiencing homelessness, people with mental health concerns, individuals who use substances)

· Experience with inner city agencies an asset

· Experience working in clinical programming would be an asset

Required Checks and Certifications:

· Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Check completed within 6 months is required by the start date

· Current First Aid

· Valid Driver’s license (full GDL) with clean driver’s abstract and access to a reliable vehicle is preferred; however candidates may still be considered if they do not drive.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

· A willingness and desire to work by our organizational values and beliefs

· Able to manage and motivate employees with a strength-based approach, and provide direction and support to each program (e.g. supporting with strategic planning, program delivery, program evaluation, funding request and reporting)

· Able to have difficult but respectful and ultimately constructive conversations with employees if performance and/or behavior becomes an issue

· Able to communicate effectively and have excellent written and oral communication skills.


· Overall responsibility for the management and support of the following teams and departments: Inner City Mental Health Workers, Urban Counselling, Mobile Outreach Addictions Team, and the Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program.

· Providing direct management and monthly supervision and support to frontline staff of your teams and departments (a total of 8 staff)

· Overseeing and/or preparing, writing and submitting, in a timely manner, all required funding related reports

· Proactively scouting for funding opportunities as well as preparing and supporting the preparation of funding applications when required

· Ensures proper training and professional development of staff and that staff have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities

· Attending and representing Boyle Street at all appropriate internal and external meetings

· Signing off on and oversight of all expenses related to the teams and departments you manage

· Exploring ways to expand our current services as well as opportunities to offer new services

· Working with the Director of Programs and Finance to set and manage budgets on an annual basis

· All other responsibilities as deemed reasonable and appropriate by the Director of Programs

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: and include

Manager of Mental Health in the Subject Line of the email.

Closing Date: February 28th, 2021

Interviews will take place during the week of March 8th-12th, 2021

Boyle Street Community Services, 2021

Community Centre Reception:
(780) 424-4106

Community Centre
10116-105 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2

ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan),

Treaty 6 Territory


Charitable Registration no.: 118814391 RR0001

​Boyle Street Community Services is the trade name of The Boyle Street Service Society, an Alberta society and a registered charity.