Executive Director
KA-NA-CHI-HIH Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre
Thunder Bay, ON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Indigenous Youth and Mental Health Treatment Center (1 position to be located in Sioux Lookout and 1 position to be located in Timmins)
The Executive Director of the Treatment Center reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Solvent Abuse Treatment Center. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the overall management of the Indigenous Youth Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Center including preparing and monitoring budgets, ensuring Ministry standards are met, funding acquisition, staff supervision, support/programming and coordination related to addressing youth mental health and addiction needs and the overall functioning of the treatment center facility. Attractive salary and benefits.

  • Provides timely program reports, information, updates, and briefing notes to the Chief Executive Officer. Develops and implements communication strategies to strengthen the working relationship and related service needs identified within the NAN First Nation communities; * Identifies and evaluates the need for new programs or to modify existing programs to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in service provision. Develops funding proposals to access the financial resourcing required to enhance or implement new programs; * Prepares and monitors program funding, budgets and other resources to ensure adherence to financial controls, and organizational policies and procedures, reviews and recommends approval of expenditures, identifies and reports potential financial overruns and variances; * Supervises program staff including contract management, assisting with recruitment, and training, participating in disciplinary decisions and actions, establishing and evaluating appropriate performance standards; * Directs the evaluation and maintenance of proper documentation for reports including researching, compiling and analyzing relevant data and statistics to support program initiatives; * Liaise with related projects, programs, partners and funders as needed to ensure linkages and project support. * Participates in and/or reports on a variety of meetings, committees, Boards and/or other related groups to establish and maintain effective working relationships and support systems; * Review and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Office on all program areas including curriculum and policy; * To perform other related duties as required.

The position is supervised by and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre.
Formal Education and Experience: * A university degree in social sciences or other related area of study plus at least three years of full-time experience in residential services for children and youth or a closely related field; * A college diploma in human services with at least five years of managing a residential service for children and youth; * Specific training in child development (or other related area of study) at the post-secondary level and at least five years of full-time experience in residential services or a closely related field. * Police records check and Vulnerable Sector Screen * Prior experience working with the Child and Family Services Act, the Day Nurseries Act, the Developmental Services Act and/or legislation governing licensed or approved long term homes. * Experience in working with First Nation Youth, First Nations leadership, Elders and working with community health and wellness development initiatives * A working knowledge of federal and provincial government programs, services including reporting demands. * Valid Driver’s Licence.
Skills * Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer skills, conceptual and leadership skills, ability to work with groups in strategic planning and problem solving; * Demonstrated ability in proposal development and negotiations; * Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with individuals, co-workers, First Nation leadership and representatives of other agencies; * Excellent analytical and organizational skills; * Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment; * Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries; * Initiative and ability to complete tasks with minimum guidance and supervision, and ability to manage competing demands in a team setting; * Fluency in a NAN dialect (Cree, Ojibway or Oji-Cree) will be an asset.
Application deadline date: Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:30 pm.
Please submit covering letter, resume and three references to: Attention: KA-NA-CHI-HIH Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre Head Office: 100 Anemki Drive, Suite #102, Thunder Bay, ON, P7J 1A5 Via email: Drop off at 1700 Dease Street, Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 5H4 or Fax to 807-623-5588.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Thunder Bay, ON (Preferred)


  • Class G (Preferred)


  • First Nation (Preferred)