Director - Addiction and Mental Health

Director - Addiction and Mental Health

Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00255119

Salary Range: $50.87 - $89.48 per hour

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Your Opportunity:

This Senior Management position is responsible and accountable for providing the leadership and organization over the activities of North Zone Addiction and Mental Health.

The Director position will have five direct reports, approximately 200 indirect reports, manage an overall operating and capital budget of 30 million, including grants and contracted service partner budgets. The Director is responsible for leadership in building and maintaining strong teams, providing support to front line managers and union partners in complex situations, to deliver optimal outcomes and support a Psychologically Safe and Healthy work environment for both staff and patients. This includes being a steward of change management. The Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including physician partners, Primary Care Networks and other AHS programs, Alberta Government and non-government offices, community agencies, and University Facilities and Councils to advance and promote collaborative partnerships and integrated AMH services across the continuum of care. Working closely with community organizations, contracted services partners, Indigenous Communities and Patient Advisors in developing robust engagement plans and ensuring we are delivering patient centered care is included in this work.

This Director position location is flexible, but must be located in the North Zone.


The Director position has accountability for a geographical area and specific program areas within Community Addiction and Mental Health, Inpatient Psychiatry, Residential Treatment programs, Medical Detox, Specialized programs such as the Opioid Dependency program clinics and working with contracted partners. Additionally, the director leads in development of organizational structure and strategic administrative functions that contribute to the effective management of teams and service delivery in the North Zone. This includes leadership in the development of robust frameworks and infrastructure to support program delivery and reporting, strategic planning and priority setting based on best practice, existing resources and utilization trends. This also includes identification of quality improvement initiatives to be undertaken, and providing support to operational managers to imitate and maintain quality improvement as needed in a responsive and ongoing approach.

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health related area. A minimum of 5 years in addiction and mental health and/or health related, senior leadership role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A clinical designation applicable in the area of Addiction and Mental Health. Senior leadership experience in an addiction and mental health or health care environment, including five years’ experience in a management role in mental health, health care or a related field. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector.

Additional Required Qualifications:

In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Practical experience in strategy, policy development, leadership, and project and program management. Knowledge and demonstrated application of business planning, modeling concepts, and program and project management theories, principles and practices. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and builds solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners. Demonstrated skills in leadership, facilitation, negotiation, networking, communication and systems approach to problem solving.