Pathways to Care Project Manager

 

 

PROJECT MANAGER – PATHWAYS TO CARE PROJECT

Full Time Contract Position

The Pathways to Care Project aims to remove barriers and improve access to mental health and
addiction services for Black children, youth and their families in Ontario. The project is a four-year
strategic collaboration between Black Health Alliance, TAIBU Community Health Centre, the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), East Metro Youth Services, and Wellesley Institute. Through
province-wide engagement with Black children, youth and their families, the project will conduct
community based research across six Ontario cities that includes an environmental scan and needs
assessments; develop a comprehensive strategy to inform the sectors improvement; define and improve
the pathways to care for Black children and youth who need mental health and addiction services; and
develop resource tools and capacity building supports to increase the capacity of agencies to deliver
culturally safe and responsive mental health and addiction services. The primary aim is to improve
mental health and addiction services provided to Black children, youth and their families in Ontario.

Job Summary
To provide focused, strategic leadership to drive the implementation of the Pathways to Care Project across the Province of Ontario. Reporting to the Black Health Alliance Board of Directors the Project
Manager is responsible for the planning, prioritization, implementation and evaluation of the Pathways to Care Project.

Responsibilities:
● Provide leadership and oversight to the project, project and budget planning, project review and
development as well as implementation and evaluation
● Cultivate and maintain key partnerships to enhance and expand the project’s provincial reach
● Manage the project team, including coaching, monitoring, and evaluating performance goals
● Guide overall strategy of the project, and build public will to advance systems change
● Create and/or manage reports and progress for Black Health Alliance Board of Directors, project
partners, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ministry of Children & Youth Services, potential partners and
other external audiences
● Facilitate regular meetings with project partners to ensure clear and consistency in communication
of all project matters and activities
● Lead resource development activities for the project
● Assume responsibility for other tasks that may be assigned

The ideal candidate will have:
● A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of race, racism, and anti-Black racism and their
negative impacts on Black people in Ontario, rooted in lived experience;
● A graduate degree at the Masters level or equivalent in a relevant field;
● Considerable project management experience with demonstrated track record of success and
leading project from inception to completion within a multi-stakeholder environment;
● Demonstrated knowledge of the range of diverse children’s and youth mental health service
environments including community-based, hospital, and youth detention facilities and general
understanding of the overall system of mental health within Province of Ontario;

● Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service delivery context and service needs of Black
children, youth, and their families;
● Knowledge of community-based child & youth mental health and youth sector including
issues/challenges; and innovative solutions;
● Considerable experience as a senior manager with a proven track record in leading systems
change;
● Demonstrated capacity to undertake applied research;
● Demonstrated proficiency in data collection, analysis and management;
● Experience developing capacity building resource tools;
● Demonstrated experience recruiting, leading, motivating, and managing staff, volunteers and
partners, and ability to work effectively in an inclusive and collaborative team environment;
● Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal;
● Very strong interpersonal skills, adept at relationship building, influence, and persuasion, and
demonstrated political acumen;
● Results orientation, ability to work to multiple and competing deadlines;
● Superior analytical skills and judgment;
● Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment;
● Clinical experience and expertise serving Black youth with mental health and/or addictions
● Ability to speak both official languages an asset;
● Vulnerable sector screening police background check is required

We are particularly interested in encouraging qualified applicants from communities that reflect the
diversity of the youth and families the project intends to serve.

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free and
assessing all candidates in a fair and equitable manner.

We ask applicants to make any accommodation requests when contacted for an interview.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume by June 18 2018 at 11:59PM to info@blackhealthalliance.ca citing “Project Manager” in the subject line
(Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted, no phone calls please)