Clinical Supervisor

Deadline: Jun 18th - 4:30pm
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

The Clinical Supervisor oversees the casework, supervision and professional issues of several front-line mental health and addictions counsellors of Nodin CFI. Counsellors are either community-based or travel from Nodin’s base office in Sioux Lookout into First Nations communities to deliver counselling/group work. Counsellors also support Nodin’s outpatient unit, and help community-based workers to build capacity to deal with mental health and addictions. The Clinical Supervisor works in collaboration with other Clinical Supervisors assigned to this division, with other Nodin services, and with key community/regional stakeholders. The supervisor must support change management and program development initiatives. This role is directly responsible to the Clinical Manager.
Nodin CFI has been providing mental health services to First Nations children, youth and families since 1994. It has a number of services to help strengthen mental health and addiction support; a resource available to all 33 First Nation communities served by SLFNHA; the majority very remote and reachable only through flight or winter roads.


  • Master’s Degree in one of the core mental health disciplines (e.g. Social Work, Psychology) with extensive clinical experience in the area of mental health and addictions
  • And/or an undergraduate degree in the same related field with extensive clinical experience
  • And/or an undergraduate degree/diploma program in the same related field with extensive clinical experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills (minimum 2 years) in the delivery of clinical
  • Proficiency in clinical assessment
  • Experience and understanding of First Nations culture, history, the geographic realities and social conditions within remote First Nations communities
  • Experience working with First Nations people and in northern communities an asset
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout region is an asset
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), problem solving, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be adaptable, multi task, meet deadlines, and work independently in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
  • Highly skilled in building relationships with internal staff, external customers, and communities


  • Monitor Counsellors to ensure consistent application of organizational policies and procedures, standard operating procedures, clinical procedures, performance expectations, productivity benchmarks, and standards of their positions
  • Assess clinical records (i.e. session notes, assessments, intervention, treatment plans) to ensure clients receive the necessary level of care
  • Ensure documentation meets requirements; provide feedback and address any issues
  • Make sure Counsellors are sufficiently providing case management
  • Make sure there is timely response, active involvement and thorough documentation for all high-risk cases
  • Ensure accountability for case files and any legal/ethical issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Maintain a tracking system of high risk clients to ensure that service is being provided
  • Conduct weekly individual supervision meetings to review referrals and all cases; for accountability, discussion, planning and direction
  • Enter clinical direction provided to supervisees into electronic mental health records
  • Promote the development of counselling skills/approaches through evaluations and feedback
  • Guide supervisees to use best practices/develop creative interventions to help clients
  • Provide crisis intervention support and facilitate group debriefing
  • Travel to communities and facilitate video-conferencing for the purpose of supervision and community engagement
  • Provide standard orientation to new Counsellors (including travel into communities)
  • Schedule work (consistent community visits, out-patient coverage, follow-up activities)
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with communities through updating the community resource profiles, reviewing community mental health data, and supporting community specific mental health programming
  • Collect data and analyze against productivity and quality benchmarks and efficiencies
  • Submit summary reports on each supervision meeting held with Counsellors and other reports as requested by the Clinical Manager (e.g. for funders, Senior Management)
  • Maintain a tracking system for all discharges and ensure follow-up plans are actioned within mandated area
  • Ensure adequate coverage for services is maintained participating in the hiring process
  • Perform probationary and annual performance appraisals
  • Conduct regular staff meetings as per policy
  • Regular supervision with Clinical Manager for consultation on supervisees, own performance, and to discuss any issues
  • Submission of reports prior to supervision with Clinical Manager for review and discussion
  • Work with the Clinical Manager and Director of Treatment Services to ensure staff training needs are addressed and train as requested
  • Document and address any staffing issues; carrying out disciplinary action requirements
  • Assist in the monitoring of expenditures
  • Other administrative duties as required by your supervisor