Regional Clinical Supervisor

The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL) in the Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for conducting clinical investigations and preparing reports for consideration by the courts in identifying and protecting the best interests of children regarding parenting time and decision-making, and the education of children involved in legal proceedings.

We are seeking Regional Clinical Supervisors to coordinate and supervise clinical investigation services, and develop and implement service delivery priorities, while ensuring that investigations meet professional social work standards and legal requirements.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

• Supervise a caseload of Fee-for-Service (FFS) agents (Clinical Panel Members)

• Provide clinical oversight and direction for FFS panel agents throughout the investigation and report preparation process

• Develop and conduct professional development sessions for FFS agents to ensure the effective transfer of knowledge and best practices within assigned regions

• Participate in developing policies and procedures in all aspects of case management and investigation

• Assist OCL lawyers in providing consultation and advice regarding psychosocial aspects of cases, assisting in assembling information and evaluating data, interpreting the child's needs, and providing clinical input at meetings and in court

• Conduct stakeholder consultations to identify regional needs, service gaps and pressures related to OCL services

• Perform other duties, as required

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• You have a master's degree in Social Work and registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

(NOTE: your registration number will be verified at the screening stage and only those currently registered in good standing will be considered for the position)

Supervisory and Training Skills

• You have supervisory expertise to provide clinical supervision, evaluation, and consultation to panel agents

• You have clinical skills to intervene in complex custody and access disputes, and can work within a legal context

• You have effective training skills to develop and present professional development sessions to panel agents and training programs to community partner organizations

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of theories, practices and techniques of social work in order to supervise, and provide clinical oversight to, panel agents while ensuring quality of investigations and court documents related to custody, access, child support, and education of children involved in legal proceedings

• You are aware of current clinical research, case law, psychosocial theories, and other related issues (i.e. intimate partner violence, mental health, alienation, abuse and substance abuse, etc.) to oversee sensitive and complex clinical investigations

• You can interpret and apply strategies, directions, standards, and legislation related to the legal representation of children involved in legal proceedings (i.e. Family Law Act, Divorce Act, Children's Law Reform Act, Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Courts of Justice Act)

Problem-Solving, Research, and Analytical Skills

• You are able to intervene in contentious cases and identify an appropriate course of action to resolve conflicts concerning panel agents, OCL clients, partners, and lawyers

• You are able to monitor a large regional caseload and coordinate activities from multiple sources while meeting strict deadlines

• You can obtain, assess, and provide opinions and clinical investigative reports

Relationship Management and Communication Skills

• You can represent the OCL with regional stakeholders while maintaining on-going dialogue and promoting the integration of OCL programs with regional priorities and programs

• You have excellent written communication skills to prepare reports, policies, procedures, issues notes, and briefing notes

Salary Range: $1,568.10 - $2,045.83 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with possibility of extension), 393 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months (with possibility of extension), 393 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, October 5, 2022, by visiting, and entering Job ID 186454 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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