Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addiction Services

Government of the Northwest Territories - Inuvik, NT (30+ days ago)

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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 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 avai