Clinical Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Aptus Treatment Centre
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - North York
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2018-12-052019-02-03

Clinical Director

Company: Aptus Treatment Centre

Location: Toronto

Status: Full Time, permanent

Direct Reports: Program Managers, Clinical Supervisors


About Aptus

Since 1979, Aptus has been providing people who have developmental disabilities with meaningful opportunities in the community to explore what matters to them. Services include school programs, adult day programs, supportive homes and Aptus Teaching Landscape for the greater Toronto community.


The Position

This is a newly created position. The Clinical Director will provide guidance and leadership to ensure Aptus is fulfilling its Mission, Vision and Values and ensuring that all programs, support and clinical services meet designated outcomes and are consistent with Aptus’ philosophy, as outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. The Clinical Director will be expected to exercise strong familiarity and knowledge of case management principles and practices and have awareness of community resources and services available within the developmental and mental health sectors. Through strategic leadership, resource management, quality planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation the Clinical Director will ensure continuous clinical best practice, person centred quality improvement, staff engagement, stakeholder relations and adherence to all relevant legislative requirements.

Reporting to the CEO, the Clinical Director will have the opportunity to:

  • Support the mission, vision and values of the organization, ensuring the strategic plan is implemented and all related outcomes are achieved;
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in delivering services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and complex needs;
  • Review clinical practices for the purpose of improving quality of care;
  • Participate in the evaluation and synthesis of gathered evidence to determine its strength and applicability to clinical practice;
  • Implement practice changes based on evidence, clinical expertise, and preferences of people supported to improve processes and outcomes;
  • Ensure appropriate support delivery, safety, quality and fiscal responsibilities are met;
  • Seek out relationships both internally and externally that bring strategic advantage to the organization and to the people we support;
  • Support increased commitment and ownership in others by enabling self-sufficiency and nurturing self-determination;
  • Champion causes or issues, speak up and draw the attention of others and direct decision makers toward solutions;
  • Maintain an awareness of trends and relevant changes in the service system, government and society, that would impact the organization, so that timely and appropriate responses can be developed;


The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology or related discipline
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in good standing with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  • 5+ years of proven experience in a senior management role in a human services environment, preferably in a clinical management capacity
  • Experience providing a broad range of clinical services and demonstrated effectiveness in a person-centered approach and working with child, adolescent, and adult populations who present a variety of clinically challenging situations
  • Excellent clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning skills is essential
  • Strong case management and crisis intervention skills
  • Thorough understanding of developmental services and related government regulations
  • Strong critical thinking skills – able to assess situations from a strategic point of view, i.e. maximizing available resources
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with stress and high stress situations
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with excellent planning, organizing, multitasking and time management skills
  • Demonstrated financial/budgeting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage self, interdisciplinary teams and projects independently
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills (to build & maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders), outgoing and personable, comfortable in public
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and decision making skills
  • Strong administrative and technological skills; Intermediate or higher level computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet)


Aptus Treatment Centre is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. If you require any accommodation in the application process, please let us know.

Thank you to everyone who applies. We will review applications as they are received. We will only be contacting those selected for further discussion.

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