The Manager - Community Geriatric Mental Health is required to ensure: adequate access to IT equipment, AHS networking, appropriate clinical space and safety of employees. The Manager will participate in initiatives (such as the Outpatient Redesign Project) to standardize and evaluate services, to ensure consistency across the continuum of Addiction and MH Services. Complex external partnerships with community and housing programs is key to this position. Due to the variety of programs and partnerships within each program, the manager is required to build/create, maintain and enhance positive working relationships, ongoing collaboration as well as operationalizing service delivery within those partnerships. Reporting to the Director of Adult SW and Geriatric Services - Addiction and Mental Health Calgary Zone, the will partner with Clinical Medical Directors to manage the delivery of services across these programs. The Manager acts as a mentor and consultant to program staff and promotes clinical development and education within the program setting. This individual must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to plan and operationalize services which are patient and family centered, are aligned with organizational goals of improved access to services and to effective, quality care. This position is responsible (both individually and collaboratively) for: Strategic planning, fiscal management, implementing, and maintaining standards of professional practice. Hiring, supervising and evaluating professional and support staff. Implementing changes related to processes and structures to achieve improved access, quality of care and resource allocation.
Graduate of a recognized program with a Baccalaureate Degree in a relevant discipline. Registration with relevant professional organization recognized by the Health Professions Act in Alberta. Minimum 5 years progressive management experience with the health care industry, in a Mental Health setting required. 3 - 5 years of clinical knowledge/skill development and experience in Mental Health is required. Track record of innovative leadership in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment. Fluent in multiple collective agreements and have advanced knowledge of each discipline's roles, responsibilities and scope of practice. Demonstrated skills and experience in strategic experience, Quality Improvement, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Financial Management. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Interpersonal skills, including ability to problem solve and initiate and implement conflict resolution process. Demonstrated experience working on initiatives with partners both internal and external to AHS.
Knowledge and understanding of the Addiction and Mental Health continuum of care. Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education is essential.
Master’s level preparation is preferred. Geriatric mental health experience preferred. Community adult/geriatric mental health outpatient and outreach experience is preferred. Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities across adult populations is an asset. Knowledge and skills in Addiction treatment and services is an asset.