Website CAMH

Job Description:

The Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS) is a forensic mental health in-reach service based at the Toronto South Detention Centre and the Vanier Centre for Women.  FEIS provides timely access to acute forensic services for individuals on remand who are suspected of suffering from major mental illness and who may be at risk of being unfit for trial, may need forensic mental health intervention to remain fit to stand trial, or where there may be issues regarding criminally responsibility. Services offered by the interprofessional FEIS team include assessment, treatment recommendations and discharge planning.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Clinical Director – Forensic Service, the Complex Care and Recovery Program is recruiting a full-time, permanent Manager for the Forensic Early Intervention Service.
  • The successful candidate will lead and coordinate the interprofessional team including: scheduling of staff; managing human resources, including recruitment, talent development and performance management; and providing leadership in service planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • In collaboration with Professional Practice Leaders, you will be responsible for the identification and development of educational requirements for staff, providing supervision to members of the clinical team, and for the implementation of evidence based practices.
  • You will be required to support budget planning and monitoring, facilitate the implementation of the CAMH Strategic Plan, and participate in project-based work.  At the service level you will support measurement-based care, data collection and analysis, and prepare related documentation, reports and presentations.
  • You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including fostering effective relationships with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Solicitor General and staff at the Toronto South Detention Centre and Vanier Centre for Women.
  • You will ensure that FEIS services are in alignment with organizational objectives, and vision/mission goals and values.  In collaboration with Professional Practice Leaders you will be responsible for the identification and development of educational requirements for staff, and for providing supervision to members of the clinical team.
  •  You will actively engage stakeholders and subject matter experts in the development of procedures for safe operations of the service, and be responsible for their implementation and oversight.  You will develop and support a culture of safety and quality, and support a psychologically healthy and safe environment.

Job Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, or related field is preferred, and at least 5 years of progressive supervisory experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The successful candidate will have knowledge of Schizophrenia, the forensic system, assessment, rehabilitation and risk management, as well as a thorough knowledge of community resources for this population.
  • You will also possess an awareness of professional roles and functions of diverse disciplines within integrated clinical teams and knowledge and experience in client-centered care.
  • Additionally, you have a track record of managing an interdisciplinary team; recovery, rehabilitation and risk management of forensic clients; development of linkages/partnerships and strong negotiation skills and experience working in a unionized environment. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and communities is essential.
  • You have good computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • In addition, you possess excellent organizational, communication, negotiation, leadership and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work effectively within a dynamic team environment.  Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Job Details:

Company: CAMH

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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