Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addictions

  • Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
  • Oct 04, 2018
Full time Manager

Job Description

Located in Inuvik and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and as part of the Primary Community Care (PCC) Team within the Beaufort Delta region the Clinical Supervisor provides functional and advanced clinical supervision, education, and leadership for up to 8 Child Youth and Family Counselors. The position also provides direct supervision to 1 Administrative Assistant. Service includes but is not limited to developing ongoing individual and group clinical supervision sessions for CCP staff, teaching clinical skills and current counseling theories, monitoring staff skill development and in tum ensuring client welfare, evaluating staff competencies, developing prevention and promotion initiatives, mentoring case management techniques, and providing the earliest possible intervention during or after a crisis.

The incumbent works in collaboration with the Regional Supervisor of Community Wellness to provide leadership in the region in the provision mental health addictions and family violence programming. The incumbent will modify existing programs to suit the realities of providing services in different communities throughout the region; identify additional programs or services required due to local realities and research best practices in other jurisdictions for possible inclusion within the Beaufort Delta region.

As an active member of the PCC Team the Clinical Supervisor will also provide advanced clinical counseling and therapeutic services for residents of the Beaufort Delta region as required. In mentoring the CCP counseling staff, the Clinical Supervisor operates from a basis of evidence based counseling and therapeutic models with a philosophy of providing screening, intake, assessment, counseling, treatment, aftercare, education, and prevention services to enhance the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to take control of their health and well-being and prevent harm. This involves having the skills to provide service for various cultural groups, which includes serving a diverse population of elders, adults, adolescents, children and families. This position impacts a large number of residents in the Beaufort Delta region by enhancing the professional functioning of CCP staff. The incumbent also provides consultation services for other members of the PCC Team including social workers, nurses, doctors, CHR's, and collaborates with other community agencies including the RCMP, Education, Probation, Band and Hamlet Councils among others.

Fulfills Human Resource duties of a Supervisor:

  • Manages leave and attendance for CFYCs, and SP Clerk Receptionist
  • Approves/denies staff requests for flexible work schedules based on factors such as staff and client safety, operational requirements, and service delivery.
  • Works closely with the Regional Manager of Child and Family Services to ensure SP Clerk receptionist is meeting the needs of all Social program staff.
  • Works in collaboration with Supervisor of Community Wellness and Manager of Mental Health and Addictions to develop site specific safety procedures
  • Assess and identify the need for professional and support staff;
  • Assist manager of Mental Health and Addictions in recruitment as requested.
  • Prepare written performance appraisals of supervised staff;
  • Provides coverage for Supervisor of Community Wellness as requested by Manager
  • Acts on behalf of the Manager of Mental Health and Additions as requested
  • Deals with disciplinary issues and first level grievances

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or social work with three years of relevant counseling experience in a scope of practice or experience restricted to addictions, mental health, and/or family violence. The education or work experience of the Clinical Supervisor should include clinically supervised experience. Clinically Supervised education or work experience includes counseling and clinical experience obtained under a qualified supervisor and includes at least 800 hours where at least 400 hours is direct client contact. In addition, the incumbent must have proven supervisory and program design/evaluation experience.

Salary range for this position is $95,589 - $114,134

Job Category

Clinical Supervisor


Inuvik, NT