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Program Manager, Full Time

Reporting to the Operational Director, Forensic Mental Health and working in cooperation with the inter-professional
clinical team, the Program Manager is responsible for leading the day-to-day operation of the Forensic Mental Health
unit to ensure the provision of person-centred, evidence-based, recovery focused services.

Degree in a Health Care
Discipline, preferably at a
Masters’ level or an
equivalent combination
of education and

Current unrestricted
registration with relevant
regulatory College
Minimum of five (5) years
experience in a Health
Care setting, preferably
in the Mental Health
Experience in dealing
effectively with the
Ontario Review Board

Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Mental Health Act of Ontario, related privacy
legislation, and case-law relating to the creation, interpretation and implementation of the
Criminal Code Dispositions

Strong knowledge of the broader provincial forensic mental health system, its organization, and
the resources associated with the elements of that system

Expert knowledge of mental health clinical services in secure environments, reduction of risk in
mentally disordered offenders, and risk assessment and management in relation to the
population served

Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including,
ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy with diverse groups of stakeholders; ability to resolve

Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging research and best practice in use in the
health care sector in the provision of mental health services

Demonstrated project management experience including effectiveness with concurrently
organizing, planning and coordinating operational initiatives with multiple project activities

Demonstrated effectiveness in budget management and accountability
Demonstrated ability to lead and influence individuals and teams within a large organization and

in the context of major change, toward a vision while maintaining group cohesiveness,
motivation, commitment and effectiveness

Demonstrated ability to establish courses of action for self and others to achieve optimal

Demonstrated commitment to continued learning and effectiveness in promoting the value of
learning and acquiring new information and skills to staff

Demonstrated effectiveness with managing and mentoring staff to achieve desired performance

Demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and analyzing situations and problems; finding viable
solutions with consideration to total systems and strategies

Demonstrated effective management of resources consistent with organizational, department
and team goals

Demonstrated effectiveness promoting compliance with professional and ethical practices,
accreditation standards, and applicable legislation

Demonstrated person-centred attitude and commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values and
strategic directions of Providence Care

Demonstrated professional work attitude and behaviours in interaction with internal and external

Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check & Vulnerable Sector Screen for external candidates if hired;
must be an original copy, current within last six months

Bilingual in French and English language, preferred

Only candidates can apply for this job.

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