The Director provides leadership on all aspects of mental health and addiction services. This position establishes and maintains positive relationships with key local, provincial and national representatives and health care stakeholders including government departments and officials, and working with zone senior management. The Director is accountable for service objectives regarding implementation, operationalization, management, and monitoring of integrated mental health and addiction services and quality improvement initiatives. This includes leading strategic planning, people management, change management, and financial and resource management in all areas of accountability. The Director provides leadership and support in specific identified lead areas such as Harm Reduction, use of technology in service delivery, quality improvement, access and transition of hospital and community programming, emergency disaster preparedness and response.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Health care profession, Healthcare management or related field. A minimum of 5 to 7 years in a management role related to delivery of health services in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. The incumbent will demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development.
In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Progressive leadership experience in health services delivery, including practical experience in policy development, change leadership, and project management. Knowledge and demonstrated application of business planning, modeling concepts, and project management theories, principles and practices. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with complex and sensitive issues. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and builds solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.
A degree in an Addiction and Mental Health discipline.