Who we are
Children are at the front and centre of what we do; they are the foundation of our purpose and the basis for our evidence-driven strategy. Our mission is to transform the lives of children, youth and their families by developing and delivering innovative, research-based mental health and early learning programs. At the Child Development Institute (CDI), we are passionate about helping our communities’ most vulnerable members and their caregivers. It motivates each of us to face what can be difficult situations while continuously finding the purest joy in play, in silence, in advice, and in the unbelievable strength and resilience of our young clients. Joining us now is a rewarding opportunity to be part of an organization that is built on a legacy of more than 100 years of helping children and families.
Recognized as a leader and model for measurement-based impact, we are client-centred, family-centred, and data-informed. We are a place where professionals grounded in mental health, care, and well-being of infants, children and youth, come together in collaboration, learning and inclusion. As a multiservice organization delivering social, emotional, and behavioural counselling services, early childhood education, learning disabilities and mental health services, and family violence services, we address the whole person from when they begin their life. Every child and family that reaches out to us is unique, and we value and embrace their individuality. We deliver the tailored support and tools they need to build life-long skills, positive mental health, and resilience. With their trust in us, we guide children and families along a supportive journey. It is an often difficult path and simultaneously the most rewarding experience for providers, children and families.
Who we need
Our family and community counselling program welcomes youth up to 18 years old referred from other programs within the agency and externally referred children experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties from 0-6 years old. In addition, we support children and youth who are part of our child abuse counselling service. We also co-facilitate the Circle Security parenting program, which focuses on building attachment between parents and their children.
Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, we are seeking a Clinical Manager to cover for a maternity leave contract to oversee the delivery of quality, evidence-informed mental health treatment for children and their families within a multidisciplinary framework. You will manage a team of clinicians and take the lead in the clinical onboarding of some recently hired clinicians. You will be responsible for ensuring that the conceptualization and delivery of our programs and services are consistent with the mission, values, policies, procedures, standards, and priorities of the organization.
Who you are
You are a registered professional with a passion for providing quality care to young children and families. You may be a Clinician who has supervised others in the past, and you are looking for an opportunity to gain managerial experience. Or, you may be a Clinical Manager looking for a change and to grow your knowledge as part of an evidence-based team.
What’s in it for you
Profound purpose. You want to play a critical role in supervising and supporting the work of practitioners who are dedicated to making the lives of our clients better through empowerment and practical skills. You want to be part of a group of managers and interdisciplinary teams that lead and support science-informed practice and research to further our reach and our impact on infants, children, youth and their families in our communities. You want to be the steady hand and calming influence with excellent clinical judgment, someone who is a champion for quality services.
Growth as a Manager, a Clinician and as a compassionate human. You want to expand your leadership skills and influence while leading teams delivering multiple programs that follow our knowledge, skills, our evidence-informed practices and models. You will be part of in-house professional development opportunities, guided coaching and mentoring. Through cross-functional collaboration and as a result of our broad scope of services, you will gain insights through interactions with Social Workers, Child & Youth Workers, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists. You will support practicum students if capacity permits.
As our new Clinical Manager, you will:
What you bring:
Fostering positive transformations in mental health for over a century, CDI is a world-class leader trusted in helping children, youth and families through a wide range of evidence-informed services to build lasting change.
At CDI, we prioritize the mental well-being and work-life balance of our teams. We acknowledge the reality of the emotionally demanding work each of us puts in every day. To that end, we strive to create a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where creativity flourish by offering:
If you want to be part of our vision to make a measurable lifelong impact on the mental health and well-being of children, youth and their families, join us.
If you're excited about this role but your experience aligns differently with every requirement, we encourage you to apply. While specific qualifications are strictly required, others can be based on various experiences, backgrounds, and knowledge. We can't promise an interview, but we will consider your whole application.
What you can expect from our interview process:
CDI is firmly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you require accommodations, please reach out to us at
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