Welcome to Our Agency

Regeneration Community Services (RCS) is a charitable not-for-profit community mental health and addictions organization providing affordable supportive housing and case management services for adults with serious mental health and/or addiction issues.

History

Since 1977 Regeneration Community Services has been firmly committed to providing safe, clean  and affordable supportive housing to persons with mental health and addiction issues in Toronto.

We provide a range of supportive housing from independent apartments to 24-hour high support. We also offer case management and support services to residents and clients out in the community. We have an extensive employment program including our social purpose enterprise, the Steam Team, and a strong peer support program. This extensive and varied community involvement has been the driving force behind the expansion and development of RCS.

Our Programs are based in Recovery Philosophy. We support our members in achieving their goals and meeting their needs.

No Matter who you are,
No Matter where you go in life,
You’re goin’ to need somebody
To stand by you….

‘Stand By Me’ is a famous song but it is also a simple request from our members who we support in the recovery process. Some of our clients need supportive housing, others need a tireless advocate to help them with their challenges, and others need to know we are there for them when they need us. Just like you and me, they all need support in difficult times.


Regeneration Community Services is Hiring!

Regeneration Community Services (RCS) is looking for an innovative and collaborative Executive Director to lead our organization into the future.

Overview of the Organization

RCS is a charitable not-for-profit community mental health and addictions organization providing a range of affordable supportive housing and case management services for adults with serious mental health and/or addiction issues. We have an extensive employment program including our social purpose enterprise and a strong peer support program. RCS has grown over the past few years to almost 450 members and 350 units of housing. All of our programs are based on the Recovery Philosophy. We support our members in achieving their goals and meeting their needs.

Summary of the Position

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the day-to-day operations of RCS.  This includes monitoring and communicating progress and providing leadership in the implementation of programs and policies as approved by the RCS Board of Directors and as committed to the LHIN in the Service Accountability Agreement.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the RCS Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for:

Leadership and Management:

  • Managing the operational and strategic plans of RCS
  • Providing system leadership through collaboration with community agencies and networks
  • Serving on appropriate external committees and promoting RCS programs and services
  • Providing focus, direction and support to the Board of Directors and Board Committees

Budgeting and Planning:

  • Monitoring the adequacy, integrity and confidentiality of all financial information and ensuring reports are provided to the Board and all relevant bodies
  • Ensuring that all expenditures are consistent with amounts and initiatives as approved by the Board and annual budget
  • Providing leadership in the identification of financial and other resource needs of RCS and overseeing the preparation of financial forecasts, budgets and annual audits
  • Promoting, planning, coordinating and monitoring the development and expansion of RCS programs
  • Developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives to maintain high-quality services

Membership, Community and Board Relations:

  • Reporting all essential matters of operations and finances to the Board of Directors
  • Communicating decisions and polices of the Board of Directors to staff
  • Maintaining regular communication and collaboration with the LHIN, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and relevant networks and stakeholders regarding program and system needs
  • Monitoring the adequacy and integrity of all client information and ensuring reports are provided to all relevant bodies

Administration:

  • Overseeing the effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the organization, programs, and its facilities and properties
  • Overseeing Human Resources, including: staff recruitment, training, and management; staff performance review and development; and staff and member engagement
  • Collecting and maintaining relevant administrative documentation
  • Ensuring programs adhere to relevant standards, guidelines and regulations, including Client Privacy

Qualifications

Candidates for the ED position must have:

  • A university education in a relevant field with at least 5 years of experience in a senior management position
  • Previously served in a senior leadership role in a non-profit agency, managing staff and working with the Board of Directors
  • Strong financial background with experience working with public sector funders (e.g. Ministry, LHIN, city)
  • Strong risk management, system leadership and networking skills
  • Superior communication skills and good business acumen

Candidates for ED must be well organized, strategic thinkers who value a collaborative approach to leadership.

Frontline and union experience is desirable.  Property development experience is an asset.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Hannah Ross, Administrative Assistant

hross@regenerationcs.org

Closing date: October 30, 2016

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

RCS provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

As part of our equitable hiring practices we encourage and particularly welcome applications from traditionally marginalized communities. This includes, but is not limited to: consumer/survivors, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.

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