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Clinical Director

by Vanier Children's Mental Wellness

Reference #: VCS #096
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 08, 2022
Vanier Children's Mental Wellness

Job Description

1 FTE Clinical Director
Posting VCS #096

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 understand these communities and have 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 Rs 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.
Apply to:   Lesley Marriott, Human Resource Manager @

Vanier is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages women, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability and members of visible minority groups to apply.

Vanier is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Vanier is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our clients/families and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. To protect the wellbeing of our employees and clients, full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of all positions at Vanier. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and Vanier’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship. You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

While we appreciate your interest, 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.   
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London, ON