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Manager of Finance and Operations, WellFort

Brampton, Ontario
Deadline November 21, 2015

Salary range: Maximum salary is $70,000
plus a progressive benefits package including the HOOPP pension plan
Position Type: Full-Time 1.0 FTE
Duration: Permanent

WellFort (formerly Bramalea Community Health Centre) was founded eight years ago by a group of dedicated community leaders who had a vision of a health centre that would provide inclusive, accessible and innovative health programs and services to its diversely rich community. In a few short years, WellFort has emerged as a dynamic part of the Brampton community providing high-quality health services and fostering deep connections with individuals, groups and communities in Bramalea and Malton. The WellFort family of programs includes the Bloom Clinic, Bramalea CHC, the Diabetes Education Program, Four Corners Health Centre, and Health n’ Smiles.

WellFort’s work is grounded in the knowledge that there is more to health than treating people when they are sick. The agency follows the World Health Organization's holistic definition of health:  

"Health is the extent to which an individual or group is able, on one hand, to realize aspirations and satisfy needs; and, on the other hand, to change or cope with the environment.  Health is therefore seen as a resource for every day life, not the objective of living; it is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacity."

To achieve this complete concept of good health, WellFort has put together a team with many different skills: nurse practitioners, diabetes nurse educators, physicians, medical office assistants, dietitians, social workers, dentists, community health educators and health promoters. Primary care focuses on health promotion and illness prevention. Community development programs respond to, and reduce, the root causes of illness and injury. And advocacy is targeted toward improving health and breaking down the barriers that prevent people from accessing the care and supports they need.

WellFort’s mission and vision guide the strategic priorities for a safe and healthy community where everyone belongs and diversity is celebrated. The way WellFort pursues that vision is unique to the CHC. Its approach to service is called Open Focused Care that is characterized by efforts to:

  • be fluid and mobile, reaching out to people who face barriers to access;
  • actively challenge and remove oppression perpetuated by power inequalities;
  • discover and mobilize every available asset to build a healthier Bramalea and Malton; and
  • create a service system that is open and accessible to clients.

Through the model of Open Focused Care, WellFort brings immediate, holistic health care to its priority populations that include youth, isolated seniors, newcomers, families who are under-resourced, members of racialized communities, people dealing with mental health and/or substance use issues and people who are homeless, under-housed or at risk of homelessness

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager of Finance and Operations participates as part of the leadership team to support the organization’s Vision and Mission and is responsible for the successful leadership and management of finance and operations at WellFort.

The Manager’s key responsibilities are:

Finance

  • S/He oversees the accounting system and operations, and is responsible for financial reporting and monitoring. S/He assists the Chief Executive Officer in the preparation of annual budgets, risk management, policy and protocol development, implementation of strategic plans and review of the organization’s performance.

Operations

  • S/He is responsible for facility management including occupational health & safety, inventory control and general operations.

The Candidate

WellFort is seeking a Manager of Finance and Operations with a passion and commitment to an inclusive workplace that respects and values the diversity of every individual.

As the Manager of Finance and Operations, you will bring to WellFort your commitment to excellence, management skills, and experience working as part of a dedicated team of professionals within a community-based health or human service organization.

You will collaborate with other members of the leadership team to support and build the team’s capacity. You will establish and foster positive relationships with funders, suppliers, landlords and other stakeholders with whom the position relates.

Your commitment to clear, accurate and timely reporting; your knowledge of applicable legislation; your attention to detail; and your ability to think comprehensively, build respect and trust and provide strong corporate support for the entire organization in the areas finance and operations, will assist you in meeting the demands facing the organization.

As a manager, you will inspire and motivate others to succeed and help to build competent and empowered staff teams. You will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and create a culture of learning and personal growth. You are compassionate and sensitive to the issues facing WellFort’s priority populations and will work within a social justice framework to assist the Chief Executive Officer to achieve the WellFort Mission and Vision.

With a minimum of three years of progressive management experience, you are a confident leader and decision maker, committed to enhancing community health.

You have an undergraduate degree from a relevant discipline and a background in financial management. You are proficient in the use of applicable software applications (e.g. WellFort uses Great Plains and ADP-Workforce Now).

Remuneration

The maximum salary is $70,000 plus a progressive benefits package including the HOOPP pension plan.

Location

WellFort is located at:

40 Finchgate Blvd., Suite 224
Brampton, ON L6T 3J1

The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to participate in WellFort’s commitment to becoming an inclusive, barrier free health centre and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

WellFort is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the requirement process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements know when contacted.

This position requires flexibility in hours of work to support accessible program service delivery and the centre hours of operation. As such the position entails evening and weekend work.

For more information on WellFort visit http://www.WellFort.ca or view our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw9-ulQplpQ

To Apply:

WellFort has engaged The Osborne Group to recruit for this position. Candidates wishing to discuss their suitability for the position or obtain more information are welcome to contact Sue Davey in confidence at 416 809-1952 or sdavey@osborne-group.com prior to making an application.

The position is open until filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit applications to
sdavey.job@osborne-group.com. Please put “WellFort” in the subject line.

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.