This is an until-filled competition for a permanent full time Clinical Supervisor - South position, working 75 hours bi-weekly managing the Haines Junction and Watson Lake Hubs. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.
An eligibility list is also being established to fill vacancies that manage other community hubs throughout the Yukon. This posting may also be used for anticipatory term, casual, and auxiliary on call positions of a similar nature.
The Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services branch of Health and Social Services has launched an integrated program aimed at improving access to mental wellness and substance use programs, services and supports. A critical component of this is our enhanced community program built around four collaborative teams based in HUB communities along with additional resources in smaller communities.
Reporting to the Manager, Communities, Mental Wellness & Substance Use Services (MWSUS), the supervisor position is responsible for day-to-day operations of quality clinical services. The Community MWSUS Program provides a full range of assessment, treatment, early intervention and aftercare support services to individuals of all ages in rural Yukon experiencing a personal or family crisis, and those experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. The supervisor will be managing Master's level clinicians, Bachelor's level counselors, Mental Health Nurses, and Support Workers as part of a multidisciplinary team, based in multiple communities outside of Whitehorse.
Supervisor positions work collaboratively with the Managers and Director to establish guidelines for practice and emerging best practices in the field of mental health and substance use, including screening, assessment, treatment, consultation and education. The position will be responsible for program development reflective of community needs, clinical supervision, direction and training, file audits, and other quality assurance and improvement initiatives. Registration with a professional body is an asset and the supervisor position will be required to provide direct client service.
As part of the Mental Wellness & Substance Use management team, the Supervisors will collaborate in branch and program planning and evaluation activities. The supervisor will also play an important role in developing and strengthening partnerships with local First Nation programs and other service providers to ensure the right community, professional and cultural supports/services are in place in order to maximize the wellness and success of the individuals accessing services.
For more information regarding these positions, please contact Todd Pryor, Manager of Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services at
For more information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Anusha Subramanian, Human Resource Consultant, at
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how your work experience and related duties align with the essential qualifications listed below. Ensure a month/year format is used throughout your resume. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
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- Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Nursing or equivalent combination of education and experience working in a clinical/community mental health and addiction setting;
- Significant experience providing mental health and addiction services and delivery of programs, preferably in a community context;
- Experience providing supervision (clinical and administrative) to front line service providers and/or students;
- Experience with administration in a health care setting (e.g. program development, evaluation, quality improvement work, HR management, etc.);
- Experience working collaboratively with First Nation Governments, and community stakeholders.
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
- Ability to build, foster and manage collaborative and cooperative working relationships;
- Effective influencer and proactive problem solver with demonstrated integrity and authenticity;
- Sound ethical and innovative decision making and goal oriented;
- Effective written and oral communication supported by strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment with an emphasis on Yukon First Nation's culture;
- Be a role model with the ability to motivate, mentor, and coach a high functioning and diverse team drawing on significant clinical and leadership expertise.
Conditions of Employment:
- Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector;
- Valid Yukon Class 5 Driver's Licence or Equivalent;
- WHMIS 2015;
- Verification of Degree.
- Travel and work in both formal and informal work environments within Yukon and outside of territory.
24 August 2020
23 November 2020
Government of Yukon