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Lanark County Mental Health

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.

Position:  Executive Director

Region:  Leeds & Grenville, Lanark, Frontenac & Kingston, Lennox & Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland

Description:  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.

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Monday, March 04, 2019

How to Apply:  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, or to submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence, please contact Angela McLean, Human Resources, at

Location:  Perth, Smiths Falls, Lanark County

Profession Type:  Mental Health/Addiction Services

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