Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.
Title: Supervisor, Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion - Counselling Services
Job Type: Full time Permanent (35 hours/per week)
Catholic Family Service is seeking an innovative individual to share responsibility for clinical, administrative and program supervision as part of a team of dedicated and passionate professionals. Counselling Services is home to sector leading innovation in the area of single session counselling with the continued and exciting expansion of the Rapid Access Counselling (RAC) program. This role will provide support the RAC team as well as the Brief Intervention Caregiver Support (BICS) program and the evidence based Functional Family Therapy program (FFT). These dynamic programs offer a variety clinical and administrative opportunities.
Clinical: A significant area of responsibility is providing a clinical case management approach to supervising a team that includes students, interns, and graduate level Social Workers and Psychologists who are providing a wide range of barrier free, systemically oriented clinical service. A solid understanding of mental health and trauma is needed. Given the generalist practice, the range of issues and the variety of approaches employed are very diverse and the opportunity is rich and rewarding. Experience and understanding of single session counselling is an asset.
Program: The role includes supervising and training others to ensure high quality service delivery and continuity. As a Supervisor you will assist with program outcome measurements and evaluation ensuring operations remain within budgetary guidelines and adherence to ethical and best practice guidelines is maintained. With many opportunities to support with program development, design, and evolution it is a very dynamic role.
Administrative: As a supervisor of counselling services you will be responsible for human resource practices including but not limited to recruitment, development of retention strategies, performance management practices and direct staff training and development.
Agency: Contributing to, and providing leadership for enacting the Agency strategic direction and being a culture keeper for our highly engaged and successful workplace completes this important role. Your experience, skills, and aptitudes in the clinical, program and administrative areas will be fully utilized and enhanced in this learning environment. The supervisor also participates on divisional and agency wide leadership teams and committees and represents the Agency in the community.
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