Dec 01, 2023Full time
Senior Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Programs Kinark Child and Family Services Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. As an accredited service provider, Kinark provides services in the core areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice and is Lead Agency for Child and Youth Mental Health in the service areas of York, Durham and Haliburton/City of Kawartha/Peterborough. Kinark is also a provider of two Supervised Access programs and a Therapeutic Respite program at the Kinark Outdoor Centre. Kinark has an annual budget of $106 million and its 760 employees, together with volunteers, serve approximately 10,000 children, youth and families throughout Ontario each year. Reporting to the Vice President, Program Services & Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Director exemplifies Kinark’s core values and provides oversight and senior leadership for the delivery of high-quality children’s mental health services and adjunct services. As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Director provides program area leadership, liaising and collaborating with community partners for system planning (local relationship building and Lead Agency participation as a core service provider). The Senior Director also contributes to the strategic planning of the organization, operationalizing the plan to meet organizational strategic objectives. The Senior Director role requires a self-motivated and strategic leader who exhibits an unwavering commitment to quality, continuous improvement and evidence-informed decision making, who can effectively manage competing priorities across a large service geography. This position also requires an inclusive, people- focused leader with a natural inclination and proven ability to mentor staff (formally and informally) and model behaviours consistent with Kinark’s continuous-learning orientation. As an ideal candidate, you possess a Master’s degree in Social Services, Health, Management, or a related discipline with knowledge and understanding of mental illness diagnosis and treatments. Registration as a Social Worker or other Health Professional is preferred. You bring at least 10 years of progressive management experience that includes responsibility for areas such as service system management, community partnerships, service delivery, quality (implementation science) and change management. In addition to being highly organized and exceptionally strategic, you are a skilled communicator, relationship builder and collaborative team player with strong leadership, management, interpersonal, coaching and negotiation skills. You have a genuine passion for advancing and improving child and youth mental health services in Ontario and are motivated by an opportunity to focus your talents and skills on achieving Kinark’s mission of helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes. Kinark wishes to recruit a highly collaborative and strategic leader to this important role and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and equity deserving groups. To apply, please contact Pamela Colquhoun, Partner via Kathy Luu, Senior Associate at email@example.com . Kinark Child and Family Services values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us. While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.