Director of Addictions and Mental Health


Director of Addictions and Mental Health

Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: November 27th 2019
Deadline: January 26th, 2020
Salary: $85,000-$92,000 per year

Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services is currently recruiting for a Director of Addictions and Mental Health. This is a full-time position.

The Director of Addictions and Mental Health will lead and take an active role in the following areas: clinical management, financial management and administration, communication and community partnerships and development and human resource management, quality improvement and decision support. The Director will also oversee the ongoing development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of agency programs based on client-centred, evidence-based best practices. The Director will be responsible for the direct supervision of all clinical managers and oversee the ongoing day to day clinical operations. The Director will play a critical role in partnering with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in strategic decision making and operations.


  • Clinical management
  • Communication and community partners and public relations
  • Financial management and administration
  • Human resources management
  • Management team
  • Reporting

Complete Job Description

  • Master’s level degree in social work, counselling, nursing, health administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5 years of community mental health and addictions experience and 5 years of continuous progressive management experience.
  • Must have a sound theoretical understanding of models specific to the Addictions and mental health sector, preferably experienced in providing motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused, interpersonal group therapy, trauma-informed practices and concurrent disorders.
  • Have advanced experience of the 12 core functions of addictions counselling,
  • Advanced understanding of the youth-adult and family community health care model and demonstrated ability to work with and developing community partnerships to best develop these programs.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and have the ability to focus on multiple active projects.
  • Good people management skills to motivate a performing team with the ability to identify opportunities and to add consultative value to integrate team intervention planning process
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Position requires excellent organizational skills and flexibility to meet competing pressures.
  • High level of independent decision-making ability is required
  • The ideal candidate has had the experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data and reporting for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts and to effectively collaborate with other professionals who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting, reporting and software.
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that align with the mission and values of Rideauwood
  • French (written and spoken) is an asset
Additional Information

Working Requirements

  • Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s licence.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Must be prepared to be deal with after hour emergency calls on an as-needed basis.
  • Must have the stamina to deal with the pressures of working within a busy work environment, be organized and flexible and be able to make decisions quickly.

Legislation, Policies, Procedures & Guidelines – compliance as per:

  • Applicable laws and legislation.
  • Ministry standards and applicable legislative requirements.
  • Rideauwood program standards, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of PHIPA, ethical and practise standards recommended by respective professional designation/organizations.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume.

Contact Information
Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services
312 Parkdale Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1Y 4X5

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