Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19697
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

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.  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 competencies, developing prevention and promotion initiatives, mentoring case management techniques, and providing the earliest possible intervention during or after a crisis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 interviewing, counseling and leadership skills including an ability to listen and have effective communication strategies for dealing with different groups of people in various crisis situations
  • An ability to appropriately use and provide education in the use of clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning terminology with clients, other health care providers and referral agents
  • Seasoned knowledge of current trends in addressing psychological outcomes of violence, including interpersonal therapy, supportive counselling, group support and cognitive behavior strategies
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the NWT Mental Health Act and knowledge of Child and Family Services Act and other applicable policies and NWT legislation
  • Knowledge of and an ability to network resources within and outside the region to ensure support for clients and their families
  • Ability to draft written documents, which are clear, concise and easy to understand by both professionals and non-professionals

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 counselling 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:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one year term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19697 Closing Date: Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $52.22 per hour (approximately $101,829.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.