Government of Ontario
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/ Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario
(Self-Directed Care Organization or SDCO)
Chief Executive Officer
Ontario’s Self-Directed Care Organization (SDCO) is in its start-up phase and is an operational service delivery agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. SDCO is responsible for delivering personal support services, as defined by the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994, in a self-directed manner. Specifically, SDCO is responsible for promoting and providing flexibility for clients or their substitute decision-makers with respect to the following:
- Choice of personal support worker to provide the client’s personal support services and;
- Scheduling when the personal support worker provides personal support services to the client.
SDCO operates in the home care sector and is required to work with the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to provide services to eligible clients.
SDCO directly employs Personal Support Workers and other administrative positions and ensures a high quality standard of service. Examples of the agency’s operational tasks include the following:
- Directly recruit, screen, and employ PSWs;
- Work with LHINs to receive client referrals and provide services according to each client’s plan of service determined by their LHIN;
- Manage client intake and matching with PSWs; and
- Work with clients and caregivers to facilitate client scheduling of services and delivery of PSW services in the home
SDCO will begin delivering initial services to select areas in the province by Spring 2018 with province wide services to be fully implemented in 2021.
An inaugural CEO is sought for this trailblazing service organization. In the ideal, you have senior level leadership experience in the broader home care/community care sector, with a penchant for operational excellence. Start-up experience is highly desirable, as is experience working with a board(s). A skilled negotiator, and politically astute, you are adept at navigating the interstitial space enveloping the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the LHINs, home care agencies, personal support workers, and the clients for whom this organization was established to serve. With proven business acumen, and the ability to finesse multiple stakeholder relationships, you know how to energize this novel centralized employer agency which fulfills a policy commitment set out in the Ministry’s Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care.
The Chief Executive Officer position is based in Toronto, Ontario, but will involve travel across the province. For more information or to explore this opportunity further, please contact: