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Program Consultant (Regional Implementation Coordinator), CAMH

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deadline June 28, 2012

Regional Services, Provincial System Support Program

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Regional Manager, and working within the Regional Implementation Team, the Regional Implementation Coordinator will contribute the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) by supporting local service collaborative(s) in transforming practices, organizations, and systems through the collaboration of training and education, justice, child and youth, mental health and addictions sectors. You will work as part of the System Improvement through Service Collaborative (SISC) Team in addition to being a full member of the Regional Implementation Team. Your work will also contribute to the comprehensive SISC workplan that is linked to CAMH’s wider system support work, and the Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Strategy. You will be responsible for identifying and engaging potential local champions/service collaborative members; establishing agreements with service collaborative co-chairs and supporting the development of the service collaborative (terms of reference, workplans, etc.); assessing needs and coordinating training for the service collaborative members including relevant training in implementation/quality improvement; coordinating the exchange of information and data from the Performance Monitoring & Implementation Research Unit and Regional Implementation Team to the service collaborative for planning/evaluation purposes; and supporting the service collaborative to identify gaps/needs in the local community. You will work with the Regional Implementation Team and the service collaborative to develop an implementation plan, project charter and communication plan and to engage agency sites to establish implementation plans, prepare organizational leaders and staff and establish infrastructure/capacity required for changes. You will anticipate risks involved in the service collaborative change plan and develop a plan to manage risks and issues that emerge during the change process. You will also establish contact, and track system issues and outcomes, with cross-sector representatives throughout the region. In addition to these responsibilities, the Regional Implementation Coordinator will work with the Knowledge Exchange Unit to develop plans for diffusion of lessons learned from the service collaborative change process and for moving specific interventions into new locations/communities. The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. The position is located in Thunder Bay.


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in health sciences, policy studies or a related field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in community development/engagement and/or health systems planning. Demonstrated success working within interprofessional teams and in partnerships with groups such as service providers, decision-makers, clients/family members, and excellent relationship building skills are required. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines, and well developed oral and written communication skills, particularly related to summarizing sensitive and complex information so they are useful for various audiences. Ability to read and understand various kinds of data, research and grey literature and explain to non-academic audiences is essential for the position. You will possess proven interpersonal communication skills including experience developing and maintaining partnerships and networks of significant numbers of internal and external stakeholders. You will also have the ability to develop budgets, timelines and deliverables; manage externally contracted staff or services and report on progress and make adjustments as needed. You will be adaptable, flexible, diplomatic and tactful and a team player accustomed to working within a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders and clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary. Experience working with Aboriginal communities is needed. Bilingualism (French/English) is preferred. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also necessary.

Please Note:    This full-time, permanent position is not a part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:    Competitive salary and benefits package

Please forward your résumé to:

Human Resources                
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health        
1001 Queen Street West                
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Fax: (416) 583-4316

Please remember to include the File Number when applying.

Closing Date: June 28, 2012 by 5pm
File Number: 12391E

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.