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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Senior Director for Mental Health, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Coquitlam, BC
Full Time
17 hours ago
107,800 to 137,500 per year
Posting Title

BAND 5 - Senior Director for Mental Health, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Band 5




Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B9 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$107,800.20 - $137,500.00 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development

Ministry Branch / Division

Service Delivery, Child and Youth Mental Health Provincial Services

Job Summary

Senior Director for Mental Health, Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre

Management Band 5

Amendment November 28, 2022: Posting closing date extended to December 8, 2022.

This position is excluded from union membership.

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre (Maples), located at their new site of həy̓χʷət kʷθə šxʷhəliʔ leləm (Healing Spirit House) provides specialized community programs as well as live-in treatment services (serving the entire province). Through its programs and services, the Maples supports communities in caring for and treating young people aged 12 to 17 with significant mental health and behavioural difficulties. Maples programs include comprehensive care plan services, care plan consultant services, outreach services, respite services and live-in services wherein a young person due to the severity of their challenges, may stay on-site at həy̓χʷət kʷθə šxʷhəliʔ leləm Healing Spirit House in Coquitlam while attending the programs. Services are culturally safe and provided to Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, families, caregivers and communities.

The Maples is also one of the resources designated as a mental health facility in the province for the detention and treatment of youth found Unfit to Stand Trial or Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder under the Criminal Code of Canada and is the only facility providing longer term care and treatment to youth for this purpose.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the position is accountable for planning, development and delivery of services at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, including the complex care program, and for achieving desired business results which address the needs of children, youth and families. As Director of a Mental Health facility under the Mental Health Act, the position is designated to admit, discharge, sign Consent for Treatment forms, and ensure adherence to all elements of the Mental Health Act. As the Director for purposes of committals arising under the Criminal Code of Canada, the position is responsible to the Review Board of British Columbia for detention, treatment and supervision of children and youth found unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application . If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree, or preferably Master's degree or higher in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, or Social Work. A university degree in corporate services (i.e., business administration, public administration, finance, commerce, human resources, etc.) or other related university degree or equivalent may be considered for this position.
    • NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services ( ICES ). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered.You must provide a basic report to be considered.
  • Substantial progressive experience in leading the delivery of mental health treatment services to children and youth, preferably in a residential or hospital setting.
  • Substantial progressive experience may include:
    • Experience overseeing the design and delivery of operations support services.
    • Experience establishing accountability frameworks, monitoring performance of programs and services, and achieving results.
    • Experience overseeing complex concurrent programs and projects.
    • Experience leading and resolving complex staff and/or client issues.
    • Experience managing a portfolio of clients in order to understand and deliver on needs.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Health Services, Leadership and Management