Associate Director, Clinical Services (CrawfordConnect)

Location:  Greater Toronto Area


Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,500 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.


Child Development Institute (CDI) is seeking an Associate Director of Clinical Services, to join our dynamic Clinical Services team. This is a tremendous opportunity for a seasoned clinical manager who wants to contribute to making measurable lifelong impact on the mental health and well-being of children, youth and their families.
Under the direction of the Director, Clinical Services, the successful candidate ensures that the conceptualization and delivery of CDI programs and services are consistent with the mission, values, policies, procedures standards and priorities of the organization and provided within assigned resources.
The ideal candidate will engage and inspire assigned and other staff groups towards excellence and professionalism. The Associate Director would possess a strong clinical management background in Children’s Mental Health, a dedication to evidenced informed interventions, measurement-based care and a passion for transforming the lives of children, youth and their families in the context of their communities.


  • A Master’s level University Degree in a clinical field (Master of Social Work, clinical concentration)
  • At least 5+ years of management experience in the child & youth mental health sector
  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressive experience in the child & youth mental health sector
  • Registration in good standing with a self-regulating College
  • Demonstrated superior knowledge and experience in conducting and supervising evidence-based and evidence informed individual, group and family therapy and experience working with a diverse community
  • An awareness and knowledge of current issues in children’s mental health, both challenges and opportunities
  • Experience in supervising staff including recruitment, training, evaluation and performance management
  • Strong analytical abilities, organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgement in making decisions within the scope of authority of this position
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Strong work ethic, drive and commitment to quality clinical services
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral & written)
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Excellent organization, time management and prioritizing skills with the ability to handle complex and varied workload
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development: supervision, leadership, program development, research (scientist-practitioner model)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a respectful manner with groups from diverse backgrounds and experiences 
  • $100,000 - $110,000
  • CDI offers a highly competitive total compensation package that includes Group benefits after 30 days. 
To Apply

This search is being conducted on behalf of the Child Development Institute by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for Canada’s non-profit sector, on behalf of our client. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we’d be pleased to connect with them.
Submit your application through our website by January 24, 2022.
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Select the role and ‘Apply’ to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents. 
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For more information about the position, please contact Liz Latimer at  or 416.690.5377.  We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we’d be pleased to connect with them. 
Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.