Are you a mental health professional, a committed Catholic with a faith-based life, and an experienced leader seeking a role that will allow you to strengthen and foster health and well-being in men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of Catholic communities and congregations? Are you seeking to make a contribution to individual clergy, the laity and the Church through your deep faith, servant leadership and clinical expertise?
If so, the role of President and Chief Clinical Officer for Southdown may be of great interest to you.
Southdown, guided by the teachings and charisms of the Catholic Church, seeks to fulfill a vision of “healthy individuals, healthy communities and a healthy church,” by offering preventative and restorative care and therapy for vowed men and women religious, ordained clergy, lay pastoral ministers and laity. Southdown is seeking a new President and Chief Clinical Officer to construct the way forward for the organization and its vital work.
The President and Chief Clinical Officer of Southdown will be a devout Catholic, either a member of a religious order, an ordained clergy or a faith-filled lay individual. The successful candidate will bring extensive prior leadership experience, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, combined with advanced clinical training in a field such as psychology or social work, in order to collaborate respectfully with a strong clinical team and the entire Southdown community. The new leader will understand the perspective of Southdown’s clients, particularly the unique expectations and challenges experienced in mission and ministry, thus setting a context in which Southdown provides valuable therapeutic support, healing and restoration.
The President and Chief Clinical Officer will serve as Southdown’s ambassador to the Catholic community and will build relationships with diocesan and religious leaders, continuing to enhance Southdown’s contribution as a known and respected resource able to support and assist in the recovery and redirection of members of the religious and the clergy of the Church. The new leader will build upon the legacy established in order to continue Southdown’s presence within the Catholic community and collaboration with its trusted partners. The President and Chief Clinical Officer will help Southdown grow its residential program by offering new services and therapeutic supports and enhancing existing patient referral streams.
An entrepreneur, innovative while open to the ideas of others, will bring the appropriate approach to this role, namely, “meeting the Church where it is today,” while working relentlessly to create the best possible leaders for the Church of tomorrow. The new President and Chief Clinical Officer will be a reflective clinical practitioner who works on continuously evolving self-knowledge, both for themself and for the entire clinical program. The new President and Chief Clinical Officer will build on Southdown’s traditional programs of residential care, outpatient services and assessments, while bringing to fruition the newly developed idea of offering flexible, short-term programming, including a renewal program for Catholic priests and sisters as well as lay Catholics, to assist them to grow their faith, hope and well-being. Southdown seeks a humble servant leader who is visionary, empathetic, relational, with strong listening skills, strategic insight and patience.
The President and Chief Clinical Officer must be adept at working with clinicians, administrators and support staff, as well as Board members, in an approachable, empathetic and authentic manner. Rightly proud of its exemplary standing with Accreditation Canada, Southdown seeks a leader who will continue to insist on high clinical standards, by a clinical approach which will be open to new models of treatment or programming that will best serve Southdown clients and their therapeutic needs.