Executive Director

  • The Rekai Centres
  • Jun 19, 2020
Full time Director Executive

Job Description

The Rekai Centres is seeking an Executive Director for the Wellesley Central Place Long-Term Care home.

This individual is a positive team player who thrives in a busy environment, is comfortable wearing many hats, promotes and embraces change and is highly functioning in a dynamic work environment. This position requires an understanding and respect for individual work styles and adapt as required to effectively work with a variety of individuals

Major Responsibilities: This position as two main areas of responsibility: Corporate and Operational


  • STRATEGY: In collaboration with the Corporate management team, assists in operationalizing the Mission, Vision, and Value statements for the Organization
  • LEADERSHIP: Provides leadership and is actively involved in the development of innovations contributing to the vision of the Rekai Centres Campus of Care
  • SENIOR CLINICAL LEADERSHIP will come from the Executive Director of Sherbourne Place and the Executive Director of Wellesley Central Place. 


The Executive Director will be responsible for the strategy, planning, supervision, and success of the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place. A number of new innovations which will require clinical leadership. These programs include

  • Rainbow Wing LGBTQ2S+ unit: We are planning to open an LGBTQ2S+ unit, the Rainbow Wing, at Wellesley Central Place, in the near future.
  • Dementia: Person Centered Care – The revitalization of the 25-bed Dementia Unit is a key initiative
  • Celebrating Multiculturalism: We were the first Long Term Care home to celebrate multiculturalism.  The respect for cultural values means that the residents will be able to celebrate their culture, traditions and enjoy traditional foods from time to time. 
  • Palliative Care Program, Nursing Restorative Programs:
  • Behaviour Support: Providing leadership to the BSO Team
  • Providing leadership to healthcare innovations as they develop.


  • Ensures the Home maintains compliance with all applicable statues, regulations and government requirements.
  • Assists, develops and oversees implementation of corporate policies and procedures.
  • Oversee daily operation and administration: provides guidance, direction and supervision for the staff and residents.

Human Resources

  • Coordinate with Department Heads on a regular basis and provides guidance and support on Risk Management, Compliance, Legal and Fiscal, Resident-Care, HR (interpreting the collective agreements, labour issues etc.
  • Ensures Performance Appraisals are completed for all staff on an annual basis.

Communication and Public Relations

  • Actively involved in various external committees and actively influences decision making and policy direction at the Ministry of Long-Term Care/Ontario Health Teams/ LHIN/ AdvantAgeOntario.
  • Supports the CEO with marketing and public relations.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for the Home’s operating budget ie areas of financial management, funding, cash flow, etc.
  • Reviews financial variance reports for the Home and implementation of follow-up actions.
  • Provides leadership on new funding initiatives and Monitors the monthly expenditures.

Quality & Risk Management

  • Monitors the Quality Improvement programs, the new Long-Term Care Home Performance Reports and the respective internal and external scorecards providing feedback to senior management on areas of risk and outcomes.
  • Reviews monthly quality improvement reports for each department, reviews and provides feedback on trends, areas that require further follow-up or analysis.
  • Receives reports and monitors risk management activities (unusual, critical issues or complaints) in the Home.
  • Participates in the Home’s Resident Quality Inspection (RQI) process.
  • Required to understand the nature and meaning of quality indicators used by Health Quality Ontario and CIHI.
  • Oversees the development of the annual QIP submission.
  • Completes all assigned training required as per the LTCHA and Regulation 79/10. .

Skill & Qualification Requirements:

  • Required: Registered Nurse (RN), with current licence in good standing with CNO, entitled to practice with no restrictions.
  • Required: LTC Administrator’s certificate or successfully complete the course within 6 months of hiring.
  • Required: Knowledge of Ontario’s healthcare system, community care access and long term care  LTCHA and Regulation 79/10. 
  • Preferred: 8+ years of relevant experience, and a thorough understanding of senior care, Experience in Long-Term Care setting
  • Preferred: Post-graduate degree, Nursing or Health Administration
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in strategic decision -making, leadership, budgets management, human resources and operations.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills; discretion in dealing with confidential matters.


The position offers a competitive salary. You will also be eligible for a benefits package and accrue paid vacation time.


This is a full-time permanent position, typically Monday to Friday, but availability outside of regular business hours will be required for meetings and events.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to forward a resume and cover letter for the position by email to Afaf Zaheer, Director of HR,  afaf@rekaicentres.com, Please write “Executive Director” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the position will be contacted.

Job Category

Administrator, Executive Director


Toronto, ON