Executive Director

  • Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
  • Feb 01, 2019
Full time Director

Job Description

About Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH)

Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH) is sponsored by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and serves as the “lead agency” as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of professionals and community based mental health organization sponsored by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Transitional youth and adults experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns are provided with streamlined access to mental health services and resources. We believe in a client centered approach to support the individual in a recovery model to promote optimal health and well-being.

About Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH)

Located in the charming and historic Perth and Smiths Falls region, within close proximity to urban centres such as Kingston, Brockville, Ottawa, and on the banks of the Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, PSFDH plays an important role in the lives and well-being of the 60,000+ residents living within its catchment area. PSFDH is an exemplary accreditation organization that delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs to residents of three large rural counties. PSFDH’s mission is to Provide high quality patient and family-centered care built on collaboration and partnerships.

About The Opportunity

The Executive Director reports to the President & CEO of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, attends Board meetings as required and is responsible for the overall management of the Agency, ensuring that all implemented programs, policies and procedures are consistent with the organization’s Strategic Plan including goals and objectives. The Executive Director provides support to the Community Advisory Board, strategic planning leadership and organizational leadership. This accountability includes programming and systems leadership necessary to successfully launch and preserve an integrated mental health service including standards of client care, staff recruitment and retention, financial planning and leadership to administrative and clinical services. The position requires direct liaison with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the South East and Champlain Local Health Integrated Networks, community agencies and collaborative partnerships for integrated services and resources.  

The Ideal Candidate

As an ideal candidate, you require:

  • Masters Degree in Management of Health Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree with specialization in nursing, social, human, or health sciences.
  • A minimum of five years management experience, three of which must have been at a senior management level with solid understanding of the mental health field, program development and treatment.
  • A minimum of five years experience in a health related environment.
  • Experience in administration, staff supervision, fiscal management and program development utilizing a participatory management style.
  • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging issues pertaining to the mental health system at a local, regional and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively with government representatives and partners in support of the organizational vision, mission and strategic directions.
  • Visionary approach with demonstrated ability to successfully implement organizational strategies and plans.
  • Extensive knowledge of mental illness and treatment modalities along with demonstrated ability to incorporate the principles of recovery and other evidence based practices within a client-centered community mental health system.
  • Thorough understanding of the impacts of mental health issues on individuals, family members and other supports. The ability to incorporate community service needs into program service provision.

Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Our recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-283-2330 ext. 1132 for assistance.

We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category

Executive Director


Perth, Smtihs Falls, Lanark County, ON