We are recruiting for a MANAGER, EARLY PSYCHOSIS INTERVENTION (1st STEP) AND EATING DISORDERS
This is a contract full-time position (minimum of 35 hours per week until June 2019) based in Kitchener.
Reporting to the Director of Services, the Manager, Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) and Eating Disorder Services is responsible for the leadership and oversight of these regional teams in a manner that fulfils the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of CMHA WW and complies with provincial and federal legislation and standards. The focus of the work will be to ensure smooth operations, and implement and establish systems that will ensure a quality service. Specific functions include, providing effective program monitoring and implementation, handling day-to-day operational issues, managing an interdisciplinary team, preparing service reports and planning/maintaining the service program budget, and community development and evaluation.
The 1st Step (EPI) program is an interdisciplinary team that provides assessment and treatment for people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis and is a recovery-oriented, evidence-based best practice. It is part of a provincial network of EPI services known as EPION.
The Eating Disorders program is also part of a provincial network providing evidence-based services to persons experiencing an eating disorder. The teams are community-based. Services are available for children, youth and adults in Waterloo Region and Wellington County. The program offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment with ongoing treatment services supporting recovery plans which includes a family-based therapy approach for children, youth and families and a group-based treatment approach for adults.
The incumbent requires:
- Master’s degree in a health sciences discipline and current registration with legislated regulatory body
- A minimum of five years’ clinical experience with a minimum of two of those years in a community setting with specific mental health program experience or five years of experience in a related field
- Minimum of two years formal supervisory and/or management experience
- Experience in program administration in the mental health field, knowledge of relevant legislation, support and treatment
- Extensive knowledge of community resources and supports and ability to network effectively and build partnerships with other service providers
- Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills, positive facilitation skills to lead team meetings, motivate and support staff
- Time management and organizational skill to effectively manage workload, schedule activities and appointments to meet the demands of the position
- Ability to supervise others, identify and address performance and disciplinary matters in a professional and constructive manner
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others both within and external to the agency
- Experience applying recovery and resiliency based service delivery principles in community mental health/developmental settings
- Experience with managing a program budget and monitoring expenditures
- Proficiency with computer applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point), client databases, and statistical submissions
- Demonstrated understanding of multi-cultural communities and values diversity
- Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required
If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements with reference to
Competition #2018-081 before 5pm on August 22, 2018
Include the position title in the subject line when submitting applications to:
HR Generalist, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
80 Waterloo Ave., Guelph, ON N1H 0A1
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: (519) 821-9865
CMHA WW, as an equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Codes, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the agency’s Accommodation Policy, accommodations will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to CMHA WW.