Social Program Manager

Job description

LoveHR is pleased to assist Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band (WPCIB) with hiring a Social Program Manager!

Located about 35 km north of Kamloops, the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band (WPCIB), also known as the Pellt'iq't First Nation, is one of the 17 bands within the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Territory. Traditionally from the Clinton area, WPCIB membership includes ancestral lineage from both the Pellt'iq't te Pésllkwes (People of the White Earth/Kelly Lake) and Steke’7ús (People of the Little Hanging Bridge/Big Bar). As a Band, we are committed to serving our community and membership as well as building a future that upholds our Ancestral responsibilities.

The Role

The Social Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of the Social Development, Community Health and Stsmemelt departments, ensuring the strategic and effective delivery of programs and services to our members.

Reporting to the Administrator, duties include planning and developing overall strategy and budget for the 3 departments, ensuring the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of programs and services, managing employees, guiding the preparation of funding requests and proposals, and preparing reports.

Tell Me More!

The WPCIB offers competitive compensation, benefits and generous medical/sick leave.

This position full-time, Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 and is on-site at the WPCIB office. Preference will be given to members of the Secwepemc Nation or individuals with indigenous heritage. The chosen candidate must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

If this role sounds interesting and a fit for you, we encourage you to apply today! 

We thank all candidates for their interest in the role but only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted.


WPCIB is looking for an experienced leader with strong interpersonal skills who is experienced in strategic planning, financial literacy and budget control, and has related program delivery experience. Our ideal candidate possesses solid knowledge of health services and social work theories, practices and procedures, including familiarity with appropriate Health and Social Services Acts and Regulations. The individual must have sound judgment, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills to deal with children at risk as well as difficult clients.

Preference may be given to candidates who:

  • Are registered with a governing body for social workers,
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree/diploma in a related field (Master’s level is preferred),
  • Have experience with the First Nation population,
  • Have experience with First Nations health and child and family service providers,
  • Are knowledgeable about Secwepemc culture and traditions, intergovernmental relations and child welfare legislation, regulations and policies.