Trauma Team Clinical Supervisor

Deadline: Posting Has Expired
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: March 31

The Trauma Team Clinical Supervisor oversees the casework, supervision, debriefing and professional issues of several contractual Trauma Team Mental Health Counsellors who travel into a First Nation community to provide support to community members dealing with immediate trauma in a post-crisis situation or historical trauma. The Trauma Team provides a continuous and long term approach to healing, combining the cultural principles and practices of the original Anishinabe way of life with the science and resources of the western world. Besides working closely with the clinicians, the Clinical Supervisor collaborates with other non-clinical trauma team positions (i.e. On-Call Trauma Team Worker and Trauma Team Coordinator), Nodin CFI and other departments of SLFNHA, and key community/regional stakeholders. The Trauma Team Clinical Supervisor reports directly to SLFNHA’s Executive Director.


  • 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, addictions, crisis intervention and trauma
  • 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 team members to ensure there’s consistent application of clinical procedures
  • Assess required documentation to ensure community members receive the necessary level of care
  • Ensure documentation meets requirements; provide feedback and address any issues
  • Make sure team members are sufficiently providing case management and referrals as necessary
  • Make sure there is timely response, active involvement and thorough documentation for all high-risk cases
  • Ensure accountability for case documentation 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 supervision meetings to review cases; for accountability, discussion, planning and direction
  • Facilitate group debriefing
  • Provide orientation to new Trauma Team Mental Health Counsellors
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with community stakeholders - case manager, other counsellors, Tribal Council, leadership etc.
  • Collect data and submit summary reports as required
  • Other duties as required