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Job Number:  36560
Clinical Team Leader
Job Posted: Monday, 17 July 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 28 July 2017
(54 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: Keremeos, BC Salary: $2273.66 –$2605.99 (biweekly) plus comprehensive benefits package including pension
Ashnola at the Crossing Treatment Centre

Regular Full Time (Grid 25)


Pacific Community Resources Society requires a regular full-time experienced inspirational leader for a remote youth and young adult addictions treatment centre in Keremeos.


Position Summary:

The successful candidate will possess a strong ability to provide vision, leadership and clinical guidance for the onsite clinical team.   We require an experienced clinician who has a multitude of experience and skills in the following areas:  leadership of a diverse team, supervision and consultation to clinical team, run clinical groups as well as one-on-one sessions with participants using evidence based modalities, ability to co-lead with an operations lead as well as report to the onsite manager; passion to work with at-risk, marginalized youth, parents and professionals, advisory groups and diverse populations. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and be engaged in daily hands-on collaborative efforts within a team oriented, person-centred, strengths based, harm reduction, recovery focused and hope inspiring model. 


This position requires a sound understanding of addictions, mental health, and trauma informed practices. In addition, the successful candidate will show expertise in Attachment Theory, Child and Adolescent Growth and Development, counselling theories such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Existential and Experiential Therapies. The level of knowledge will also include team building and clinical supervision.  This position will also provide direct clinical interventions with residents depending on the area of expertise (i.e. family therapy, group work, one to one caseload etc.).


The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base of successful treatment practices for youth and young adults, and the ability to balance clinical methodologies with recreational and relationship based practice.



    1) Leadership: (in coordination with the Residential Addiction Worker Team Leader and the Manager)

  • Responsible for ensuring a trauma informed environment
  • Responsible for supporting the clinical direction of the program
  • Hiring and coordinating the orientation for new staff
  • Provide supervision and training to counselling staff
  • Assists staff in understanding applicable Act/Regulations, policies, procedures and roles of the various Ministries.
  • Coordinates supervision meetings and assesses program performance in meeting contract outcomes.
  • Assists with personnel problems and addresses service delivery issues.
  • Delegates appropriate responsibilities and tasks to staff and provide the necessary training.
  • Provides leadership in identifying problems and problem resolution.
  • Provides leadership in program evaluation and development.
  • Leadership in on call crisis intervention (after hours attendance on evenings and weekends as required)


2) Scheduling and Organizing Programming:

  • Works with clinical counsellors, family counsellor, in conjunction with operations lead and manager for development of clinical programming to meet needs of participants.
  • Helps organize scheduling for clinical groups, consultations, Care team meetings, etc.
  • Problem solves programming and scheduling to meet needs of staff availability.


3) Relationships with Participants and Fellow Staff:

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all staff
  • Seeks out rapport building with all participants on an ongoing basis
  • Monitors and assists with any problematic relationship concerns between participants or staff.
  • Helps run therapeutic groups using evidenced-based interventions from a strengths-based approach.
  • Holds an active case of one-on-one participants where regular weekly meetings are held.


4) Program Administration:

  • Works with the Manager and Residential Addiction Worker Team Leader for financial planning, management and outcome monitoring Reports directly to the Manager of Ashnola
  • Responsible for responding to complaints and addressing concerns through identified
  • complaint procedures.
  • Represents the Agency as delegated.
  • Understands and applies the Agency’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Assists the Ashnola Leadership Team in the administration tasks of the Agency as delegated.


5) Team Work:

  • Develops and fosters a strong positive team environment that enhances employee motivation and engagement.
  • Communicates effectively with co-workers and supervisors.


Academic and Job Experience Required:

Master’s Degree and Registered Clinical Counselling certification. Five (5) years of experience in a senior leadership position in a residential setting.



Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Records Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Tuberculosis and Medical Clearance
  • Class 5 driver’s license preferred with Business Use Insurance and $3 Million Liability
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage.
  • Driver’s Abstract


Desired Requirements:

  • Demonstrated competence in program leadership, supervision, and direct counselling.
  • Possess excellent time management skills; ability to balance multiple, often conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to lead in order to achieve outcomes.
  • Effective team building and mentoring skills.
  • Committed to the Agency’s mission, vision and values.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills are essential.



  • Manager, Ashnola Treatment Centre
How to Apply:
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and in the subject line of emails.
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Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted
Contact Details:
Send Resume to:
www:   www.pcrs.ca/our-jobs/clinical-team-leader/

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