Clinical Supervisor - Addiction and Mental Health

Leadership - Supervisor/Lead
Alberta Health Services
ALB00130643 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, reporting to the Manager, Addiction & Mental Health, the Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical supervision of staff, promoting best practices and standards, and ensuring the continuation of professional development opportunities for clinical staff. You will be responsible for participating in program development and evaluation, identifying process gaps and risk management issues, ensuring high standards of service delivery through collaborative participation, providing input to management for the annual performance of clinical staff, participating in interviewing clinical staff and staff orientation in addition to assessing clinical competencies and providing varied learning opportunities to staff. You will be required to maintain and develop your own professional clinical and supervisory competencies through participation in a variety of learning opportunities such as seminars, workshops and conferences Your core responsibilities include efficiently managing the triage, treatment and discharge processes and workload assignment; determining client suitability; observing clinical sessions; conducting team case consultations and offering support; providing guidance and direction to clinical staff with challenging and urgent cases in a timely manner. You will also be required to consult and liaise with external agencies as appropriate in addition to developing and maintaining collaborative relationships the key stakeholders, including physicians and psychiatrists, as well as representing Addiction & Mental Health in the community by participating in initiatives, programming, capacity building and consultations are critical components of this position.


As a Clinical Supervisor, you will provide clinical supervision for a discipline, practice area or service sector supporting clinicians to provide excellence in professional practice and enable quality, patient and family-centered care. In this clinical leadership role, you will provide clinical supervision to staff providing addiction and/or mental health services to individuals, families, and groups. This role involves supervision related to a range of assessment, mental health (psychosocial, and psychological interventions), and other activities. Supervision may be provided to regulated staff, those requiring supervision to meet regulatory requirements for practice, and/or to unregulated staff providing the restricted activity of psychosocial intervention. This may include observing clinical sessions, reviewing clinical documentation and written reports, conducting team case consultations and offering support, and providing guidance and direction to clinical staff with challenging and urgent cases in a timely manner. In your role, you may work with members of the interdisciplinary team, psychiatrists and community partners in support of effective professional and collaborative practice. You may contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health treatment services in a hospital setting or community. You may also identify and address gaps in clinical practice as well as facilitate addressing of system level gaps and risk management issues. You may provide support to leadership in the hiring, orientation and performance evaluation of clinical staff.

  • Classification: Clinical Supervisor AMH CL
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: SZ MEDHAT REG HOSP PsyAddSpcCl
  • Primary Location: Regional Resource Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 05-JUN-2020
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 15-JUN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $44.52
  • Maximum Salary: $58.27
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Psychology from an accredited program. Master's degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) including education in mental health assessment and psychotherapy and who have Psychosocial Intervention Authorization. Master's degree in Occupational Therapy including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Master's degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing including training and experience in mental health assessment and provision of psychotherapy. Active or eligible for registration with the applicable regulatory body. Must hold general registration prior to starting in the position. 5 years' experience in providing mental health assessment and intervention, including restricted activity of psychosocial intervention.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Minimum of 1-2 years of supervisory or advanced level experience. Knowledge of Addiction & Mental Health Programs and community services. A combination of education and work experience may be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Skills training. Suicide intervention training (e.g. SPRAM or ASIST).

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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