Clinical Supervisor





Are you looking to join a not-for-profit addiction services organization in a fulfilling supervisory role?

About Us

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based addiction services organization with its main office located in Aurora, Ontario and providing services in York Region, South Simcoe and some parts of Toronto. ASYR unites to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation. Information about our agency programs can be found at Addiction Services for York Region takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community. ASYR embraces a holistic, biological, psychological, social and spiritual approach to addiction. A holistic approach places the person at the centre. The agency uses a harm reduction approach in addiction treatment and equally respects individuals who choose abstinence or harm reduction. ASYR’s four strategic priorities are: Organizational Excellence, Building Awareness, Service Expansion and Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations.

Addiction Services for York Region is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to work as a Clinical Supervisor, while supporting increasing awareness of addictions. This position will require someone with excellent clinical experience in a number of different areas such as working with youth and their families, case management, concurrent disorders, outreach, working with individuals who are precariously housed or homeless, community outreach, working with women who are pregnant and/or have young children, community withdrawal management services, problem gambling, working with adults and quality improvement, among others.

About the Opportunity

As the agency is primarily working remotely, the Clinical Supervisor will be expected to do the same. When more of ASYR’s in-person services are being offered, this position may be located in our North York satellite office or another one of ASYR’s offices within York Region. The incumbent must also be willing to provide clinical supervision in one or more of ASYR’s satellite offices. This is a full-time permanent position for 35 hours per week, with up to two evenings per week. Weekend work may also be included. Ideally, the incumbent will be familiar with and understand the needs of the various communities and neighborhoods we serve.

How You’ll Contribute

As the Clinical Supervisor, you will:

  • Ensure that clinical services are consistent with the agency’s goals and objectives and through the supervision of clinical staff.
  • Provide regular supervision to members of the agency’s clinical team including the periodic evaluation and development of clinical competence of individual staff.
  • Provide support and direction to clinical staff in their management of agency clients’ complex needs.
  • Provide generally 1.5 hours of clinical supervision biweekly to each clinical staff on their team
  • Facilitate or co-facilitates team supervision regularly.
  • Ensure that clinical staff demonstrates the professional standards and ethics appropriate to the delivery of the agency’s services.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Leadership Team to provide training and support to clinical staff in the areas of general social work, psychotherapy practice and community addictions treatment.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team in the development, implementation and review of policies, protocols, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team in providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Ensure agency’s program and services are conducted with an Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism (AOAR framework and through an AOAR lens.
  • Support the Clinical Director and the Quality Improvement (QI) Committee to plan, design, implement and maintain a strong quality improvement culture in the agency.
  • Participate in QI Committee meetings, as requested and supports the development and tracking of results of QI initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Bring


  • Minimum Master's level University Degree in one of the social sciences or a health related discipline and relevant work experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience providing direct services to individuals
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical supervisory experience; 3-5 years, an asset
  • Membership in good standing and with no restrictions in an appropriate regulatory college under the Regulated Health Professionals Act. (ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario)
  • Solid understanding of and experience with Housing Support Services
  • Solid understanding of and experience with Concurrent Disorders
  • Solid experience and awareness of the needs of working in very marginalized communities and with marginalized populations
  • Solid experience working with individuals with various needs, and from various diverse backgrounds, socio-economic status, cultures and their family systems.


  • Working knowledge of CATALYST/data management systems is an asset.

Core Competencies:

  • Program Development:
    • Skills and experience in program development
    • Experience in conducting addictions assessments, applying various treatment modalities, including systemic intervention.
    • Experience in couple and/or family counselling and/or group work, a definite asset.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity:
    • Promotion of inclusivity across the various levels of a social service agency and/or health service provider
    • Significant knowledge and experience working with a range of clients presenting with substance use and concurrent disorders.
  • Coaching and Leadership:
  • Participation and provision of leadership: i.e.: exposure to leading other people in various settings, solid experience in providing clinical supervision to other clinicians, strong communication skills, ability to motivate others, dedication to team & agency goals, ability to inspire people, good team builder
  • Coordination of team activities in the area of client service delivery and public education
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Professionalism & Community Partnerships:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of professional staff in a community setting to ensure clinical practice meets professional standards and ethics


The Softer Side of What You’ll Bring


  • Significant knowledge and understanding of addictions and mental health interventions
  • Sound knowledge of community resources
  • Solid understanding of the nature of rural community systems
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a larger team
  • Ability to work outside of business hours, as required
  • A valid driver’s license and daily access to an insured vehicle
  • Ability to speak and provide services in both official languages (French and English) a major asset

** A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, will be required, as per agency policy and procedures


  • Starting at $70,000
  • Competitive and comprehensive benefits package
  • Personal and Flex Time
  • 3 weeks’ Vacation to start
  • RRSP Contribution program
  • Education Allowance

So What’s Next?

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others by February 19, 2021. Click HERE to apply.

The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:

  • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
  • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
  • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as, provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code, and we encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application. We are wholly committed to integration and to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and is given the opportunity to fully contribute, ensuring an equal employment environment without discrimination or harassment, while maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We remain committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

ASYR is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.