Job Posting 61787

Director, Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area, CFS Central Office
closes in 12 days (Sat, 11 Apr)
full time  •  80,345

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families – and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.


The Position:
Title: Director, Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion (full time)
Are you an experienced leader looking to bring your passion for community development and clinical practice into one role? Do you know how to integrate multiple streams of service, so the whole is greater than the sum of the parts?


The Opportunity:

Catholic Family Service is seeking a Director for the newly developed “Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion” portfolio. This portfolio will combine two existing divisions - Community Services and Counselling Services – and build strong families at the individual, family and community level. The programs within this portfolio include: Brief Intervention Caregiver Support, Crew, Families and Schools Together, Functional Family Therapy, Marriage Preparation, Multi-Cultural School Support, Never Too Late, Rapid Access Counselling, and contracted counselling services (Children’s Services, Employee Assistance).


As a senior leader, the Director will play a key role in the integration of CFS’ counselling and community-based programs. Key responsibilities are: oversee human resource management and foster development of a leadership culture (as described in CFS Strategic Plan); assess and evolve services for alignment to community need; develop and steward partnerships that improve both service to clients and sector effectiveness; develop and monitor program/division budgets, business plans, and quality assurance strategy; lead the process for submitting funding proposals and reports; participation in internal/external initiatives that help to advance the CFS purpose and ambition; and oversee risk mitigation for the division.


Candidate Profile:
Our ideal candidate is a visionary, creative and highly competent leader, with exceptional skills in driving program performance. You are passionate about integrated, holistic, client-centric service; and tenacious in your generation and application of innovative strategies that reduce barriers and improve service. You believe that “building strong families” requires a systemic and strategic approach, and you develop and steward trusting relationships with partners that drive results.


Qualifications Required:

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate degree in Social Work/Psychology or related human service.
  • Minimum five years of leadership experience at the Director level.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including written, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional organizational competencies including technical skills, program evaluation, strategic planning implementation, and project management.
  • Capacity and drive for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration, specifically experience in leading integrated projects/programs with other organizations and sectors.
  • Competency and qualification to provide clinical supervision with a family systems approach.
  • Competency to oversee the delivery of community-based services through a family lens.
  • Knowledge/experience with agency accreditation processes, including the ability to integrate accreditation processes with the requirements/standards of multiple regulatory bodies (e.g. College of Alberta Psychologists; Alberta College of Social Workers).
  • Certification in the Core Brain Story (Alberta Family Wellness Initiative) and Natural Supports Framework are an asset. These trainings are required for all Catholic Family Service employees.

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