Coordinator, Adolescent & Dual Diagnosis - Specialty Tertiary Programs (Adolescent Psychiatry and Dual Diagnosis)

  • St. Joseph's Health Care London
  • Sep 27, 2018
Full time Coordinator

Job Description

Reporting to the Program Director and working in conjunction with the Physician Leaders, the Coordinator is accountable to provide dynamic leadership to interdisciplinary teams within the service.

Situated in a purpose built, mental health care facility, the program focuses on balancing risk and recovery while caring for body, mind and spirit. The Mental Health Care Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery based model as its overarching philosophical framework. The Adolescent Psychiatry Program serves individuals 13-18 years of age, while the Dual Diagnosis Program services individuals 18 years and older. Individuals admitted to these programs are those who experience complex mental health challenges and may also have co morbid medical issues. As part of a regional health care system, the program provides services to a large geographical area within the South West LHIN. In addition, we are an academic centre with a focus on educating the next generation of health care providers and contributing to research leading to future best practices.

As the successful candidate you will manage service delivery excellence and ensure efficient operations at the unit level. Your success will be evident in your execution and management of day to day success of our program/service strategy, through ensuring good use of resources and supporting staff to deliver excellence to the people we serve.

You can be counted on to organize and oversee the resources, including staff, needed to deliver each program/ services; takes actions to ensure that patient, staff and service level expectations and needs are being met and measures and monitors day to day performance, identifies and implements opportunities for improvement as per plan.

As a highly motivated and engaging leader, the Coordinator will demonstrate effective communication, visionary leadership and exceptional people management, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Knowledge and expertise in change management is essential.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in a health related field
  • Holds general registration with a professional College under the Regulated Health Professionals
  • Act or Social Work and Social Service Work Act
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership
  • 3-5 years of experience working within a mental health care setting
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of legislation related to Employment, People & Financial     Management
  • Previous working experience in a Health Care setting and knowledge of legislation inclusive to working in a hospital

In addition, the successful candidate will possess strong Leadership Competencies including:


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with team members, patients, family members and other Stakeholders
  • Exhibits strong self awareness and reflection in one's self development


  • Proven ability to engage and influence team members
  • Successfully lead others in change in achieving their professional and/or personal goals
  • Expertise in gaining team support in program objectives
  • Skilled in resolving conflict constructively
  • Exhibits ability in holding others accountable
  • Experience in the development of strong, healthy teams


  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organize and evaluate the day to day operations of the program
  • Commitment to excellent patient care and to enhancing our partnership with patients and their families
  • Ability to set clear guidelines and takes action in implementing decisions


  • Motivated by continuous quality and process improvement
  • Displays commitment to the organization mission, vision and values
  • Possess a strong commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Proven risk management and development risk mitigation strategies


  • Exhibit a visionary leadership style that promotes the values of shared leadership and interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Foster an environment committed to strategic short and long term organizational goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a health related field
  • Evidence of specialized education/training/experience in psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Experience working in adolescent mental health or developmental services

Immunization Requirements:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Job Category



London, Ontario