Clinical Supervisor

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What Carya is Hiring for:

carya – Nurturing The Potential In Every Calgarian.

Calgary is a complex city. Whether facing a volatile economy, a diversifying population, a fiery political climate, or the high-altitude weather, this community has always existed in a constant state of flux. This can lead to periods of struggle for many Calgarians at certain stages of their lives, creating a great need for support.

For over 100 years, carya has worked tirelessly to meet this demand, providing members of our community the tools they need to be stronger, more connected, and more resilient. Today we offer members of our community over 40 programs for individuals and families at all stages of life – from mental health, to family services, and beyond.

Everyday, we deliver and grow these services with the help of our amazing partners, donors and team members. All of us united in the belief that stronger more connected individuals create stronger more connected communities.

At carya we are dedicated to nurturing the potential in every Calgarian – and that includes our team. We do this through:

·                 Great work life balance

·                 Excellent pay and benefits

·                 A dedication to building belonging and nurturing mental well-being and balance

·                 A commitment to equity and diversity

·                 An encouraging and compassionate culture

·                 Leadership development and growth opportunities

·                 Opportunities to contribute to improving your local community

Position Summary
Our strength is our people, who together with their diverse backgrounds create a workplace where both people and excellence is valued and innovation and collaboration lived out. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of Family Counseling. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinical Supervisor plays a crucial role in the delivery of counseling programs and services to the community of Calgary.  Working closely with the Manager, the Clinical Supervisor supports the day-to-day operations of the program, ensuring that participants receive professional and quality services. As an important leadership role within the agency and with the support of the Manager, the Clinical Supervisor ensures effective and quality service delivery that is client-centered, inclusive and responsive to emerging needs for families. The Clinical Supervisor is a collaborative and relational leader that can build a positive team culture that supports program and organizational strategic objectives.

Success in this position requires the following competencies: change management, strategic thinking, initiative and results driven, develops and motivates others, leads with vision and a growth mindset.


1. Clinical Supervision and Practice

·       Provide Clinical Supervision in a variety of formats: in-vivo, digital recording, case management and consultation

·       Have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and in groups

·       Be able to tailor counseling to meet the unique needs of the clients

·       Use or develop Feedback Informed Treatment competencies

·       Committed to continual learning of leading and best practices demonstrated in research

·       Coordinate with the Manager regarding service delivery, administrative and community issues

·       Manage an active caseload of individual or group work and be able to offer front line work (20-30% of the time)

2. Leadership

·       Provide strong leadership and cultivate a culture of excellence, respect, accountability, self-care, innovation, and collaboration

·       Be a resource to staff and management on current research, trends, methodologies and approaches relevant to the presentation and treatment of mental health and social isolation concerns in children, youth and adults

·       Assist the team with clinical ethics, having familiarity with ethical decision making and statutory policies affecting clients

·       Lead and motivate the various teams to achieve the outcomes outlined in program logic models, agreements and contracts; align with the framework offered by the agency policies, strategic direction, vision, mission and values

·       Assist with staff recruitment, orientation, development and evaluation

·       Implement fair and consistent personnel practices, including identifying areas of growth and development for directly reporting staff, facilitating regular supervisions and annual reviews, and ensuring they reflect the culture, policies and procedures of the agency

·       Advise training needs for staff and participate in developing cost effective methods for training in coordination with the Manager

·       Foster strong team integration throughout the department and organization

3. Program Standards

·       Assist the Manager to lead change to continue to push the boundaries of service delivery excellence towards client centred, culturally safe, effective and responsive programs

·       Demonstrate a commitment to principles of Truth and Reconciliation

·       Create and communicate desired outcomes and impact

·       Participate in the collection and measurement of program and funder outcomes 

·       Collaborate within an integrative continuum of both carya and partner programs

·       Ensure that staff maintain proper records as required by the program, agency and funder

4. Finances

·       Assist with monitoring program budgets and program spending, and anticipate program needs to inform future budgets and fund development opportunities

5. Organizational

·       Participate in agency leadership meetings and other agency initiatives

·       Establish and maintain strong working relationships with staff, colleagues, service providers, community and funders

·       Actively encourage community and first voice support to carya purpose and ambition.

·       Be available to provide coverage for other leadership members within the organization and support to other staff. Flexibility to be available for evening and/or weekend work is required.

·       Support a culture of philanthropy at carya, representing the carya brand as an ambassador in the community and champion agency mission and values

Qualifications & Experience

·       Graduate Degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in Psychology, Social Work Clinical Focus, Counselling or Educational Psychology, with related experience in a clinical setting

·       Five - ten years clinical practice experience with previous experience supervising students and/or clinicians

·       Completion of Natural Supports Framework training

·       Certification with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative’s Core Brain Story

·       Maintain professional registration in good standing with relevant professional body & perform duties in accordance with the code of ethics as delineated by the governing body & provincial standards

·       Demonstrable skills and experience in family and brief counseling and group methodology, various counseling theoretical frameworks and theories including attachment, developmental, family systems and group theory

·       Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative clinical multidisciplinary environment and comfort in providing services virtually

·       Well-developed sense of ethical decision making and demonstrated commitment to growth and development by staying current in professional literature, research and practices

·       Advanced skills in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Zoom, Teams)

Please note the successful candidate must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Intervention Check.

The safety of carya employees and clients is our top priority.  All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment. Proof of ineligibility will be required.

Full Time Regular (1.0 FTE, 37.5 hours per week)
$71,562 - $83,718 - to commensurate with education and experience
Competitive benefits package, flexible work schedule & supportive work environment

Closing Date
Until suitable candidate is found

If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a respectful and inclusive workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé, with job title in the subject line, to:

carya is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Location / region:

This listing from Carya is available in Calgary.

About Carya:

At carya (formerly Calgary Family Services), we know that the strength of our community is rooted in its people.  That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 105 years of service to creating healthier, more connected communities in Calgary.


With numerous programs for youth, families, and older adults, we provide a spectrum of mental health and social inclusion services for people of all ages - from babies to youth to older adults - and their support networks. Our highly skilled team encourages thousands of Calgarians each year to discover their full potential and build flourishing relationships with their families and community.

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