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Strategic Lead, Regional Substance Use (full Time)

Full Time
5 days ago
Position Summary
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Regional Services department.

The Strategic Lead, Regional Substance Use is responsible for planning, developing, revising, and evaluating substance use (SU) services including treatment policies, clinical practice guidelines and the delivery of programs for youth and adults. The Strategic Lead serves as a resource to contracted SU service providers, community organizations and NH staff by consulting on SU issues and complex cases, in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members and clients in accordance with the Northern Health's Mission, Vision and Values. Works with operations to monitor and report on the implementation status of accepted regional strategies and programs.

The Strategic Lead, Regional Substance Use facilitates access to the supports required from within Northern Health to ensure the successful implementation of SU services as per the guidelines and recommendations provided by NH Leadership. The Strategic Lead will also work closely with the First Nations Health Authority and Northern First Nations to support the development of the SU programs project's objectives, scope, roles, deliverables, and constraints.

The Strategic Lead provides strategic support to the Community managers, both Integrated Primary Community Care and Specialized Services and regional contracted SU providers by representing NH SU programs on regional and provincial SU committees to ensure SU issues are an integral component of the integrated service delivery process and SU service providers are meeting contractual and service obligations. Provides leadership in the development of SU prevention services by coordinating education sessions and other related presentations; facilitates access to training and/or education to staff, caregivers, schools, colleges, and other community agencies on SU programs including the coordination of existing SU training programs.

Starting salary will be approximately from $80,935 to $101,168 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•Master's Degree in a social or health sciences related discipline.
•Five (5) years' recent related substance use experience, including two (2) years' recent experience in service coordination and planning in a community setting.
•Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
•Leading People: acting with integrity and trust, building a team environment, communicating clearly, fostering potential.
•Leading Change: striving for personal mastery, leading and vision, inspiring and engaging, promoting Innovation.
•Cultural Safety
•Trauma Informed Practice
•Partnering: focusing on the client and engaging stakeholders.
•Achieving Results: conceptualizing, demonstrating accountability.
•Business Acumen: managing time and utilizing existing resources. Professional and Technical Competencies:
•Demonstrated ability to lead system initiatives, including project planning and management methodologies.
•Skilled in leading responsively in an environment of change and redefinition.
•Strong interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation skills.
•Ability to work independently and manage complex multi-disciplinary teams comprised of internal and external resources.
•Ability to plan, organize and manage priorities to meet tight deadlines.
•Knowledge of health care policy, procedures.
•Proficiency in the use of office software applications as effective tools to achieve results.
•Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
•Clinical knowledge and understanding of the target substance use population.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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