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Manager, Mental Health and Addictions, Sudbury & District Health Unit

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline July 11, 2017

Advisement # 17-43 (Non-Union)
Position: Manager, Mental Health and Addictions - Full-time permanent
Division: Health Promotion
Location: Sudbury Office
Salary: $84,666.40 – $96,787.60/year

The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is a progressive public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice. We are an enriched public health practice environment, fostering research, ongoing education, and the development of innovative programs and services.
The SDHU has a staff of over 250 who deliver provincially legislated public health programs and services through the head office in Greater Sudbury and five offices throughout the city and the districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. The SDHU is governed by an autonomous Board of Health and has strong community and inter-agency partnerships.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, the Manager, Mental Health and Addictions will contribute to excellence in public health practice by promoting the development and integration of practice, education and research in accordance with Health Unit policy. This leadership role may include that of program manager, administrator, practice expert, researcher, educator, mentor and evaluator.  

This position is responsible for management of assigned personnel, programs, research, and evaluation projects, and for assisting the Director in overall divisional administration. As a member of the management team, the Manager, Mental Health and Addictions promotes cooperative planning and decision making with other teams and divisions. The Manager is a member of the management staff of the Sudbury & District Health Unit. This position may assume the responsibilities of the Division Director in consultation with the Medical Officer of Health, during absences of the Director.


  • Manages assigned personnel, programs, and research and evaluation projects.
  • Provides leadership and innovation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs.
  • Ensures that programs address local needs and are delivered in compliance with the Ontario Public Health Standards, the Health Unit’s Strategic Plan, and its Social Inequities in Health vision.
  • Promotes cooperative planning and decision making with other teams and divisions.
  • Participates on Health Unit committees.
  • Advises and contributes to the development of effective management of program policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Participates on external committees and cooperates, collaborates, and networks with external partners in the interdisciplinary planning and implementation of assignments and programs.
  • Assists the Director in overall divisional administration.

Experience and Education:

  • Knowledge and abilities in the areas of human resources, labour relations, team building, policy development, financial management, as well as quality and risk management.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple initiatives, and work independently and collaboratively.  
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in the areas of mental heath promotion, community or hospital based mental health treatment, addictions, and drug use prevention as well as community asset mapping, program planning, research, evaluation, population health, public health science, and social determinants of health including leadership to improve population health.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pertinent federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, regulations, and guidelines that have implications for public health.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Strong public health background is an asset.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public health or relevant setting combined with progressive supervisory and administrative responsibility.
  • Experience in community partnerships, education, and applied community health research, including program planning and evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Advanced oral and written proficiency in English and in French is an asset.
  • Recognized bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, or other regulated health profession. A certificate or degree in Mental Health and Addictions is considered an asset. A master’s degree is also considered an asset.

Resumés will be accepted until Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and should be sent in confidence to:

Laurie Gagnon, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Services Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit
1300 Paris Street, Sudbury, ON  P3E 3A3
Email: (Microsoft Word format only)
Tel: 705.522.9200, ext. 410   Fax: 705.522.5182

Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

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