Vice President Clinical Services (Addictions & Mental Health) – St. Joseph’s Care Group

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Are you an experienced leader who is passionate about developing, and improving programs and services for people living with addictions and/or mental illness? Do you want to have an immediate and lasting impact on the people living in Northwestern Ontario? This could be the opportunity for you.

Rooted in a rich history that began 138 years ago with the opening of Thunder Bay’s first hospital, St. Joseph’s Care Group is constantly changing, innovating, and finding new ways to meet the needs of those we serve. We are here for you when you need us, offering a broad range of programs and services in Addictions & Mental Health, Rehabilitative Care, and Seniors’ Health across eight sites, throughout the city of Thunder Bay, district and region of Northwestern Ontario.

Reporting to the President & CEO, and as an integral member of the SJCG Leadership Team, the Vice President, Clinical Services provides executive oversight for addictions and mental health programs and services. The VP plays a key leadership role in transforming programs and services in alignment with the provincial Roadmap to Wellness Plan, the Centre of Excellence for Mental Health and Addictions priorities, and our collective vision of being a leader in client-centred care.

The VP leads a team of health professionals delivering diverse programs and services across multiple sites including, but not limited to, community-based mental health programs, inpatient mental health rehabilitation, withdrawal management, and residential addictions treatment for youth and adults.

The VP promotes an environment that enables teams to provide innovative, safe, culturally sensitive and high quality client centred programs and services. In collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team and Directors, the VP fosters an integrated team approach to service planning, delivery, budgeting, and managing fiscal and human resources.

The VP develops and maintains strong relationships with funders, partners and other health care organizations so that needs of clients are met. Emerging Ontario Health Teams in the region have identified Mental Health and Addictions as a priority area of focus, including improving care coordination, navigation and transitions.

The Candidate

As the ideal candidate, you have progressive leadership experience within a complex integrated health delivery system. You possess broad knowledge of the health care environment and awareness of current trends and best practices in the delivery of addictions and mental health programs and services. As a system thinker, you bring a passion for leading in a multi-sector partnership-oriented, mission and values-based environment; demonstrate commitment to serving vulnerable and marginalized populations; embrace co-design and input from clients and their families, and embody and subscribe to the values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. You are familiar with the unique healthcare needs in Northwestern Ontario and have experience in partnering with Indigenous Peoples and First Nation communities. A compelling communicator, you have earned your leadership credentials by developing lasting professional relationships, demonstrating sound business judgment, and creating operational excellence by investing in and leading people with the highest of integrity and by inspiring exceptional performance.

Education & Experience

  • Significant experience in a leadership capacity in comparable, complex organizations, in the healthcare industry, with demonstrated experience working in a values–based environment
  • Knowledge of the foundations of Catholic Health Care or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of healthcare system, including political impact and influencing forces, provincial policy, applicable legislation and related regulations, political impact and influencing forces
  • Experience in building empowered, diverse teams who are inspired to deliver excellent, innovative, and high-quality client care programs and services with exceptional outcomes and experiences for clients and families
  • Advanced educational and professional qualifications, with demonstrated advanced clinical expertise and experience
  • Baccalaureate degree in health related discipline required
  • Master’s Degree in a health, social services, business, or other related program required
  • Current Registration and member in good standing in a Regulated Health Profession required
  • Canadian College of Health Leaders Certification and LEADS Certification would be an asset

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to think and act strategically in a public sector and health care environment, including the ability to conceptualize and implement change strategies
  • Excellent project/time management, systems thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including the ability to lead self, engage others, achieve results, and develop coalitions in order to make transformational change.
  • Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Superior collaboration and partnership building skills Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with SJCG Leadership Team, partner agencies, subordinates, colleagues, client and family partners, and the general public
  • Proven acumen in business and financial management, with the ability to improve effectiveness and efficiency through the management and utilization of human, financial, and physical resources
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to direct, motivate, evaluate, and recognize staff
  • Proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others
  • Proven conflict management abilities and mediation skills
  • Proficiency with office computer equipment and software
  • Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

To apply for this outstanding healthcare leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence.  For additional information, please contact Hayley Becker (

St. Joseph's Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves.
St. Joseph’s Care Group and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we encourage applications from women, racialized minorities, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, and all people from equity-seeking groups. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact

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