Recovery Begins Here.
Located in the heart of Windsor Ontario, Brentwood is an addiction recovery home that has served over 20,000 people since its beginnings in 1964. Clients experience a 90-day program while living onsite; the program is primarily focused on alcohol or drug abuse challenges. Recovery is achieved through an abstinence-based approach, built on peer support, and grounded in non-denominational spirituality. The organization is supported by a strongly dedicated alumni base who actively and meaningfully contribute to the betterment of Brentwood and the clients they serve.
The facility is set on nine acres with three main buildings and a pavilion. It is staffed by 37 employees including certified addictions counsellors and medical staff.
In March of 2020 a Provincial Supervisor was appointed to Brentwood to assist the organization in modernization and revitalization, particularly in the areas of governance and leadership. Brentwood is continuing its journey of renewal and is ready to reconstitute a board who can help guide Brentwood’s success both now and well into the future.
Brentwood Recovery Home is currently recruiting a new 16 member Board of Directors.
As Brentwood undergoes a revitalization, it is an exciting time to become at Board Member. If you are someone who wants to make a meaningful difference; give back to their community; and be a part of positioning Brentwood for many years of success, you may be the Board member we are looking for.
As a Board Member at Brentwood Recovery Home, you will take an active role in providing governance leadership in key transformative areas, including: execution on the new five year strategic plan, engaging in discussion and decision making on matters pertaining to quality, safety, services, and the effective utilization of the Corporation's financial, human, and physical resources.
The current recruitment effort is to fill 16 Board positions, consisting of 12 Brentwood alumni positions and 4 community positions. Alumni positions will be filled by someone who has completed a 90-day Brentwood program, has lived experience, and who has an active interest in meaningful participation within Brentwood at the governance level. Community Board Members will not have attended Brentwood as a client or family member and will provide an independent and community perspective to governance.
Please note; former Board members are not eligible for re-appointment to the board for 4 years after the conclusion of their previous term. Additionally, spouses, children, and common law partners of current Brentwood staff are not eligible for a Board position.
The commitment of time for Board members will consist of 10 Board meetings per year; preparation time for board meetings; and board members may service on additional board committees. In addition, there may be special board meetings or teleconferences which are called to discuss and/or approve specific or time-sensitive matters.
Board members will attend all meetings via videoconference (Zoom) or teleconference until further notice, and may resume in-person meetings once appropriate to do so.
Board members will be reimbursed for reasonable and expected costs associated with position; however, no remuneration for participation will be provided. Serving on the Brentwood board is a volunteer position.
A diversity of culture, backgrounds, skill sets, experiences, and passions will help make this board most successful. Varied backgrounds, experiences, and competencies will be considered, and bilingualism is an asset.
Based on the skills matrix of the Board, there is a need for directors with:
- Mental Health, Addictions or Clinical expertise
- Knowledge of Public Policy Issues Impacting Mental Health & Addictions
- Understanding of Government Legislative and Funding Processes
- Previous experience as a Board Director, or Non-Profit Governance Knowledge / Experience
- HR Management
- Financial Management/Audit
- Risk Management
- Performance measurement / evaluation
- Finance and Accounting
- Information Technology
- Communications & Public Affairs
- Business Management
- Government Relations
- Building Infrastructure and Construction
Ideal candidates will be from the Windsor/Essex area and/or within the region of Erie St. Clair and have a keen interest in health care, especially in the fields of addictions and mental health.