Are you looking to advance into management in the mental health and addictions field?

Are you looking to expand your clinical skills in a dynamic, fast paced setting?  Are you excited about leading teams in an evolving health system?  The Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing is at the forefront of change in Northeastern Ontario and is seeking a leader to join our management team.  Anti-oppression, anti-racism are core to our values and we seek diversity in our workplace.  The Centre is leveraging technology to ensure access to the most vulnerable.  If you have a passion for mental health, addictions and developmental services, we want to mentor and support you as you grow into a senior manager.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Director, this management position requires a successful track record of three years in a management and leadership role with a direct report team, managing change, and meeting goals and targets. The successful candidate will possess sound knowledge and experience in the area of addictions assessment and treatment, in addition to the ability to understand the scope of case management/advocacy roles and lead in the developmental services field. The Manager will demonstrate a proven record of strong clinical supervision and ethical decision-making, particularly in situations of client risk. The ability to mediate and resolve conflict at the earliest opportunity is an expectation for all management positions.  The Manager will monitor and be accountable for program goals and statistics across several funding bodies, and to be proficient with relevant databases. The Manager demonstrates knowledge of human resources skills by participating in hiring and by interpreting the collective agreement. The Manager actively represents the agency in the community and engages with the addictions and developmental services communities. The Manager contributes to the implementation of the agency’s Vision and Values.


  • HBA, HBSW, MA or MSW in social sciences and post graduate training.
  • Addictions diploma, Certification, or eligibility in the GAINS screening/assessment tools.
  • Applied knowledge of the complexity of developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis.
  • Registration with a professional college that grants the privilege to practice psychotherapy in the province of Ontario.
  • Negotiation skills that are applied across teams, including within and exterior to the agency.
  • Ability to prioritize work, pre-screen and triage client assignments, as well as multi-task in a busy environment.
  • Willingness to be trained to perform additional supervisory duties in Walk In clinic, in addition to back up responsibilities with Violence Against Women (VAW), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), sexual assault, PAR/PIP/Changing Patterns in the absence of the Program Director.
  • Bilingualism desirable, however not essential.
  • Terms of employment as set out in the Management Handbook.

If you believe that you meet the above criteria, please email your resume and cover letter to the attention of Executive Director Alan McQuarrie, by July 4th 2021, to  info(at)cccnip.com

Please note that all information submitted will be numerically scored according to all selection criteria listed in the job posting. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.