Manager - Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Programs

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Director, Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services (MWSUS), the Manager of Community Mental Wellness & Substance Use Services is responsible for providing collaborative leadership and direction for the operations, clinical management and quality improvement of community mental wellness and substance use programming. This position will lead the interdisciplinary teams based in four “hubs” communities and other outlying communities outside of Whitehorse. This position will play a critical role in partnering with other community providers, and First Nation governments to improve access to services, to address the ongoing needs of clients and their families, while supporting the vision, values and goals of Health & Social Services and Mental Wellness & Substance Use Services (MWSUS) in Whitehorse.

This position plays a key leadership role in the development and growth of the partnerships with Yukon First Nations supporting a holistic system of community based health and wellness. Supporting the Director and working closely with the Managers of Whitehorse based Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services, the Manager, Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery and continuous improvement of services and programming to children, youth and families. This includes planning, development, design, implementation and evaluation of community programs, services and policies to improve outcomes in mental wellness and substance use in Yukon.

This position plays a key leadership role in the development and growth of the partnerships with Yukon First Nations and supporting a holistic system of community based health and wellness. As a member of the senior management team within Social Services, the Manager, Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of services and programming to children, youth and families. This includes planning, managing and controlling the development, implementation, delivery, coordination, and evaluation of community programs, services and policies in mental wellness and substance use in Yukon.

For more information about this position, please contact Mary Van Stone, Director, Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services at Mary.VanStone@gov.yk.ca

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Arwen Rowe-Duguay, Human Resource Consultant at Arwen.Rowe-Duguay@gov.yk.ca

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Masters of Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, or other related discipline and significant clinical experience related to mental wellness and substance use;

Significant progressive management experience in change management within mental wellness and substance use programs and services;

Considerable experience managing human and financial resources in a mental wellness and substance use setting.

Experience in negotiating working protocols or partnerships with various stakeholders and First Nations on joint initiatives and service delivery.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on their:
The Mental Wellness & Substance Use Services branch is seeking an individual who excels at building, fostering and managing collaborative and cooperative working relationships. The ideal candidate is a skilled influencer and a proactive problem solver who has demonstrated integrity and authenticity. The ideal candidate can negotiate and resolve conflict; looks at innovative means to accomplish goals and has strong decision making abilities. This individual is a role model with the ability to motivate, mentor and coach a high functioning, diverse team drawing on significant clinical and past leadership experience.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competencies to the standard set by the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework

This competition will specifically focus on, but not limit itself to, the following competencies:

Modeling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility – Demonstrates strong self-awareness through deliberate learning from past experience and self-reflection to increase personal effectiveness and responsibility. Uses strong interpersonal skills to build credibility and personal effectiveness.

Influencing Others – Generates commitment while inspiring others. Builds coalitions internally and externally, to reach the organization’s goals by using a variety of methods and adapting influence approaches, and by effectively using knowledge of how the organization really works.

Thinking Strategically – Takes a comprehensive, long-term view, critically assessing options and implications, while linking decisions to strategic goals.

Demonstrating Client Focus – Creates a client-focused culture for the entire organization and engages others in providing outstanding service to internal and external clients.

Taking Action and Achieving Results – Focuses, commits, and applies resources to identify and achieve appropriate results.

Leading Change and Innovation – Leads the organization effectively through fast changing environments, and creates and implements a vision of an organization that is willing to take risks and test new approaches.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector; valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s Licence or Equivalent, Verification of Degree.

Job Requirements: Travel and work in formal and informal work environments within Yukon and outside of territory.

Relocation: Relocation for this position may be supported in accordance with the Interview and Relocation Expense Directive.

Eligibility List
6 months
Post Date
22 May 2020
Close Date
5 June 2020