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Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 25202
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
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 Norman Wells, the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addiction Services (Clinical Supervisor) reports to the Sahtu 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 Sahtu 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 Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCC) and Mental Health and Addictions Counsellors. In providing mentorship 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 Sahtu region as required.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Clinical Social Work with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant clinical supervision.
  • Job candidate must have relevant supervisory experience in counselling related to child, youth and adult mental health, addictions, concurrent disorders and family violence.
  • The education or work experience of the incumbent should include at least 800 documented clinical supervision hours with a senior level Clinical Supervisor, where at least 400 hours is direct clinical supervision with supervisees.
  • Advanced post-graduate education in Clinical Supervision in Counselling, Psychological or Clinical Social Work practice is an asset. Professional registration as Clinical Supervisor is an asset. In addition, the incumbent must have experience pertaining to counselling program design, program evaluation and outcome measurement.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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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. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

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 # 25202      

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.80 per hour to $64.26 per hour (approximately $104,910.00 - $125,307.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $20,768.00.