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Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services
Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services

Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $104,000 - $125,000 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

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.


  • Seasoned 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.
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical supervision theories and techniques, including motivation, education, evaluation, performance standards, and ethical guidelines for the provision of clinical supervision.
  • Seasoned 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.
  • Working 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.
  • Seasoned 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.
  • Working knowledge of epidemiology, etiology, biochemical, developmental and neurological foundations of mental health disorders and addictions.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically 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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.