View full job description
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.
This position is located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and the incumbent reports to the 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 with the Beaufort Delta Region.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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.
Excellent understanding an experience with person centred approaches, trauma informed approaches, cognitive therapy, relaxation based therapies.
A thorough understanding of the histories of residential schools and colonization and the impacts on Indigenous communities (complex and intergenerational trauma).
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.
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 the Diagnostic Standards Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM- V), classification system, psychopharmacology and psychophysiology of disorders.
Seasoned knowledge of current trends in addressing psychological outcomes of violence, including interpersonal therapy, supportive counseling, group support and cognitive behavior strategies.
Knowledge of and an ability to refer clients to traditional healers and elders.
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.
Understanding of the community demographics, values, culture and history to be able to participate in community development issues.
Knowledge of and an ability to network resources within and outside the region to ensure support for clients and their families.
Knowledge and understanding of the community demographics, values, culture, and history.
Seasoned knowledge and skill in modeling and educating about of the importance of and limitations to confidentiality.
Ability to communicate (orally) effectively in a cross cultural setting
Ability to draft written documents, which are clear, concise and easy to understand by both professionals and non-professionals.
Adherence to a professional code of ethics.
Respect for the inherent rights of individuals to self-determination, privacy and confidentiality.
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.
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way, Alex Moses Greenland Building
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
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.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID #16635
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.
This job opening is for a two year term.