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Job Number:  29771
Executive Director Mental Health residential care
Job Posted: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
(90 days ago)
Holland Group Inc
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: toronto Salary: 120,000-140,000


 This renowned Christian charity with an incredible history has a wonderful opportunity for an Executive Director Toronto


To provide innovative, strategic leadership to The organisations in order to fulfil its mission, live out its values, efficacy of services, stewardship, advocacy related to beneficiary’s needs and enhance capacity for  programs and community.


  • Responsible for leading a team of professionals to ensure excellence in the operation of the Ministry Unit and ensure effective programming of a wide portfolio of residential and community/day programs which will now include the programs from the Toronto Mental Health Services MU of: Transitional Employment Program, People Learning Useful Skills and Booth Packaging. Total staff complement will be increasing from 145 to 222 employees.
  • Responsible for managing a total budget of $9 million (increased from its original budget of $6.7 million).
  • Responsible for effective forward planning (strategic, operational, financial, etc.) to provide service excellence, reflecting community alignment, best practice, financial viability and sustainability for the facility.
  • Ensure program excellence through research, program and outcome evaluation, external consultation, quality improvement and standards of ethical practice.
  • Develop long-term strategic initiatives and action plans including asset assessment, asset deployment, resource requirements and training plans.
  • Build effective partnerships and working relationships with related SA ministry units and other community agencies.
  • Build strong and progressive relationships with key funders, particularly Ontario MCSS and Toronto Central LHIN.
  • Develop and support effective Community Council(s) to ensure it remains relevant to organisation and has engaged membership. Regularly attend relevant community groups related to Developmental Services and Mental Health.
  • Coordinate with the Divisional Public Relations Department to increase funding opportunities for facility
  • Report as required to the MCSS, Toronto Central LHIN for budget, occurrence reports, changing needs and other matters.
  • Ensure compliance with organisation standards, legalities and established best practices. Provides input to Divisional Headquarters in the development of best practices, policies and processes for the facility including the development of accreditation and evaluation standards.
  • Identify and implement effective practices for risk management to ensure workplace safety for staff, minimise liability and uphold the reputation of The Salvation Army.
  • Build effective working relations with local union(s) for contract negotiations and day to day staff management.
  • Represent charities Headquarters by promoting and maintaining a positive image of the organisation in conjunction with our Mission Statement, the provision of high calibre leadership and by dealing with the public and collaborative agencies in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ensures that the core mission, vision, values and service philosophy are articulated and pervasive within the culture of the facility.




The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in an appropriately related field and/or professional designation. (i.e. mental health, developmental services, business administration, non-profit management, social work, psychology, etc.)


The successful candidate will have ten years executive leadership experience, including financial management, business management, and social service management experience.


Note: An alternative level of education combined with directly related experience may be acceptable.




Integrity, Leading Change, Organisational Awareness/Political Acuity, Organisational Image and Support, Planning, Coordination and Execution, Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making, Leading and Developing Others, Strategic Thinking, Building and Leveraging Collaborative Networks



·           Developmental services knowledge and expertise will be required.

·           Familiarity with MCSS requirements (as stated in the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008) is an asset.

·           Knowledge of the Local Health Integration Network system for funding of mental health programs is required.

·           A business background to continue the development and transformation of the vocational programs is required.

  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in strategic planning, program development and evaluation.
  • A successful history of budget application, negotiation, management, program administration financial development.
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written), interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to build long-term contracts, arrangements and relationships.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with other community-based organisations.
  • Sound knowledge and application of human resource management and accounting policies and principles.
  • Proven experience in developing proactive working relationship with government funder, and other funding opportunities.
  • Experience with managing in a unionised work environment.
  • Ability to multi-task within a high pressure environment.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License/clean driver’s abstract.
  • Clear Police Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate is an asset.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate is an asset.
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation for developmental and mental health services.




  • Reports to the Area Commander, Social Services (GTA)
  • Liaises with Divisional and Territorial Headquarters as appropriate
  • Liaises with Union Representatives
  • Liaise with Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, Ministry of Labour, City of Toronto, Public, Legal, Staff, Residents/Participants, Families, Community Councils, and other external stakeholders concerning matters related to the centre.



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Contact Details:
Liz Holland
Holland Group Inc
36 Toronto Street
toronto, ON, M5C2C5

Tel: 416 406 0379
www:   www.hollandgroup.ca

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