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Manager, Mental Health & Addictions (Detox)


Job Title: Manager, Mental Health & Addictions
Work Site: Vancouver Detox
Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Reference#: 090624-ale


As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, we, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality services in areas including primary care, community-based residential and home health care, mental health, substance use, public health and research. We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.

But that's only part of the story. VCH is about something bigger; this is a place where we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" – on everything from new surgical techniques to funding models – when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We are proud to hold best-in-class awards in everything from research, surgical care and infection control, to harm reduction, community care, communications and community engagement. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

We now have the opportunity for a Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services to join the VCH team.  Reporting to the Director, Director, Community Health Services, Inner City - East, Program, Mental Health & Substance Use, the Manager is responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of a broad spectrum of community programs and services to support mental health and addictions care.


The ideal candidate brings progressively senior leadership experience that includes responsibility for the provision of mental health and addictions services care from a community health centre setting in a complex interdisciplinary environment that includes the physician community.  Alternatively, experience may also come from a health authority, community centre or not-for-profit organization that provides similar services.


This is an exciting leadership opportunity to have meaningful impact on the delivery of care based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. 


If this sounds exciting to you, we would love to connect with you.  Reach out now to Donna Sangster, Management Recruiter at 604-875-4250/ or Amy (Gill) Sidhu Director, Management Talent Acquisition, at 604-875-4647/

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