New Job Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health And Addictions Services In Northwest Territories

Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addictions Services

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $103,000 - $123,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

This position is located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and the incumbent reports to the Beaufort-Delta Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addictions. The Clinical Supervisor position is part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of direct therapeutic services to support the needs of children, youth and their families. 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 Primary Community Care (PCC) Team the Clinical Supervisor provides functional and advanced clinical supervision, education, and leadership for up to 7 staff comprised of Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCC). In mentoring the CYCCs, the Clinical Supervisor operates from a basis of evidence based counselling as well as more in depth therapeutic models focused on trauma recovery. The clinical supervisor operates from a philosophy of being person and family-centered, trauma-informed, culturally safe and recovery oriented, 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. The incumbent will also provide advanced clinical counselling and therapeutic services for residents of the Beaufort-Delta region as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of therapeutic treatment options as well as the skill and ability to provide such treatment to people of all ages with mental health and addictions issues.
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision theories and techniques, including motivation, education, evaluation, performance standards, and ethical guidelines for the provision of clinical supervision.
  • Knowledge of strategies and interventions that have been scientifically validated for addictions, mental health and family violence. This includes strategies for concurrent or dual disorders, suicide prevention, harm reduction model for certain client groups, use of stages of change model, use of multi-disciplinary teams or health care providers, withdrawal management, use of cognitive behavioral approaches for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other.
  • Knowledge of the different referral agencies/services available within the NWT (and community) for those individuals who require in-patient or alternative (such as psychiatric) assessment and care.
  • Knowledge of the bio psychosocial presentation, determinants and precipitators of mental health and mental health disorders and the bio psychosocial presentation, perpetuates and models of addictions (abstinence model, moral model, harm reduction model, etc.) in order to recognize and interpret findings and determine an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, etiology, biochemical, developmental and neurological foundations of mental health disorders and addictions.
  • Knowledge of the Diagnostic Standards Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-V), classification system, psychopharmacology and psychophysiology of disorders.
  • Knowledge of current trends in addressing psychological outcomes of violence, including interpersonal therapy, supportive counseling, group support and cognitive behavior strategies.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Master's degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or social work with three (3) 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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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