Clinical Director

  • Vanier Children's Services
  • 871 Trafalgar St, London, ON, Canada
  • Nov 27, 2019

Job Description

Recognized throughout Southwestern Ontario as a leader in children’s (birth-14 years) mental health, Vanier Children’s Services provides innovative treatment programs and services for children, experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges.   For over 50 years, Vanier Children's Services’ mission has been to improve the lives of infants, children, youth and their families through the provision of mental health services and support based on clinical excellence, collaboration, partnerships, and system leadership.  Appointed by the Ontario Government as “Lead Agency for Child/Youth Mental Health (CYMH) System Management” in London-Middlesex (2014), Vanier is also accountable for community-wide Child/Youth Mental Health System Planning (MCYS: “Moving on Mental Health”).  
Position Summary:
Vanier is seeking an experienced clinical leader to join our Senior Leadership Team. This position will report directly to the Executive Director, provide clinical leadership and maintain the highest standard of clinical competencies in the delivery of services for all clients.    To succeed in this role, you will be a visionary leader with extraordinary people skills.   You must have the ability to engage people using a collaborative approach that aligns with Vanier’s mission, vision, and values.
Qualifications & Experience: 
  • Master’s degree, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Allied Health or related discipline
  • Current Registration and in good standing with a Professional College in Ontario
  • Minimum 5 years clinical leadership experience at management level (in mental health or relevant field)
  • Health care management or leadership certification would be an asset
  • Experience in financial management or business administration
  • Knowledge in strategic planning, quality improvement, performance, risk management and, accreditation
  • Experience in human resource policies and practices, conducting performance reviews, and managing leaders
    in a unionized environment
  • London is designated under the French Language Services Act, requiring the “active offer” of bilingual mental health care.   Vanier works with its partners to improve French service capacity.   Several Indigenous Communities reside within Middlesex County, whose residents Vanier both serves, and with whom Vanier strives to create collaborative connections.   The Director will have an understanding of these communities and appreciation of the diverse population of London and surrounding area. 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership to the intensive/live-in treatment services and other programs and services
  • Provide clinical and administrative oversight and guidance to a team of Managers/Supervisors.   In this role you will expect and maintain a high level of performance from your management team;
  • Possess effective change management skills and abilities in an ever changing environment;
  • Support the development and implementation of evidenced-informed clinical practices and monitor treatment outcomes;
  • Facilitate Vanier’s 3 R’s of clinical services delivery framework (Resiliency, Regulation and Relationships) to utilize a common approach across all programs in our work with infants, children, and their families;
  • Develop effective strategies to engage clients, families, and community partners;
  • Represent clinical programs internally and externally, specifically, you will lead clinical program development and implementation that includes quality improvement and performance management to optimize people performance, quality, and clinical outcomes to improve care for infants, children and their families;
  • Develop and manage supportive professional relationships, and provide leadership in a diverse environment that promotes cultural diversity, and inclusivity;
  • Ensure a safe, healthy, supportive environment for children, families, and staff.