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Job Title:
Clinical Coordinator/Lead - Addictions

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health
Education Level:
-   -   -

Job Description

Coordinator/Lead, Central West LHIN Narcotic Strategy - One (1) Full Time

DEPARTMENT/CAMPUS: Brampton Civic Hospital


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Manager of Addiction Services, WOHS, the Coordinator/Lead will work with the community, hospital, consumers, and families in Central West LHIN to meet the objectives of the provincial narcotics strategy as represented in the MOHLTC program frameworks. In doing so, the Coordinator/Lead will develop an addiction strategy in Central West LHIN and build community capacity, particularly as it pertains to both opiate substitution programs and services for pregnant and parenting woman.

" Masters degree in a Health Related Discipline preferred.
" A combination of skills, experience and academic qualifications will be considered.
" Demonstrated experience in systems planning, community development, and or project management.
" Demonstrated experience with design, evaluation, implementation, and initiating change.
" Demonstrated strong leadership skills and ability to work autonomously.
" Desire to work collaboratively with multiple key stakeholders, and demonstrated experience in doing so.
" Registered and a member in good standing with the relevant associations/colleges.
" Minimum of 5 years recent experience within the addictions/mental health sectors.
" Has excellent knowledge about the impact of opioids and other substances.
" Demonstrates a clear understanding of the relationship between trauma and addictions.
" Experience with women who have an addiction who are pregnant and or are parenting is an asset.
" Has worked within a harm reduction framework.
" Has excellent time management and organizational skills.
" Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
" Is knowledgeable about and sensitive to working with diverse populations.
" Ability to travel within the GTA and has a valid driver's license.
" Proficient computer skills within Microsoft Office.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

" Establishment of a collaborative addiction system in CW LHIN, which not only includes the addiction and mental health sector, but also includes cross sector collaboration with child welfare agencies, early year centre's, ethno-specific cultural services, educational and correctional organizations/agencies, private methadone providers, multi-disciplinary professionals, primary care physicians, as well as with other physician specialists.
" Involvement of key stakeholders in the CW LHIN, such as hospital staff from various programs, primary care providers, cross-sector agencies/organizations, consumers, and families in the development of the CW LHIN Narcotic Strategy.
" Working closely with community partners as named in the Narcotics Strategy for CW LHIN in the establishment of an addiction system in CW LHIN, with a particular focus on assisting those who have an opiate addiction as well as for woman who are pregnant and or are parenting and have an addiction.
" Ongoing coordination for the CW LHIN Narcotic Strategy, which includes facilitation of meetings, identifying gaps in services, initiating problem solving, identifying best practices, education/promotion to all stakeholders, and ensuring that the Narcotics Strategy meets its objectives.
" Development and implementation of ongoing evaluation strategies in collaboration with the community partners for the Narcotics Strategy for CW LHIN.
" Assisting in the preparation of policies/procedures/protocols for the CW LHIN Narcotic Strategy.
" Collection of relevant data necessary for analysis.
" Analysis of the Narcotics Strategy, generation of reports, and presentation of findings to key stakeholders.
" Acting as a resource for the clinical management of clients across the continuum of services for the CW LHIN Narcotic Strategy, and works closely with the Nursing Practitioner for addictions, as well as other service providers, as required, to ensure that optimal care is being received by the client.
" Working closely with Telemedicine Coordinators in Central West LHIN and other stakeholders around the implementation plan for the utilization of the Ontario Telemedicine Network sites.

POSTED: Friday May 3, 2013

*Please note that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted*

Please attach an updated resume in order to be considered