Therapeutic Supervisor

Competition Number: 1569

Date Posted: October 13, 2022

Job Type: Four, Full-time, Permanent

Application Deadline: Until Filled

The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence-based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading-edge training and strong, reflective supervision. Our intention is to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support.


The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.


Healthy families in healthy communities.

The Role:

The “Therapeutic Foster Care” program at The Family Centre is a unique approach to foster care that emphasizes the therapeutic needs of youth, matches caregivers with therapeutic supervisors, and empowers these individuals to provide safe home environments for children and youth whose trauma-based needs cannot be adequately provided for in traditional foster or group care.  The goal of the program is for youth to have increased family and cultural connections and become reunified with their family or community.

The Therapeutic Supervisor is involved in the training, equipping, and supervision of the caregivers. Supervisors in this program provide support for caregivers of marginalized youth ages 13-17 who have Children’s Services involvement. This includes a significant proportion of Urban Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals, refugees and first-generation Canadians, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals that have experienced the impacts of colonization, trauma, and multigenerational abuse and neglect.

The Clinical Supervisor is a member of Leadership, a team of managers and supervisors from all different service areas of the Family Centre. The Clinical Supervisor reports to the Manager of Therapeutic Foster Care.


  • Minimum Master’s degree in psychology, therapy, counseling, or related field.
  • Certified and registered with a professional association and in good standing
  • Minimum of three years of experience with counseling or experience working with vulnerable families in a therapeutic or supervisory role.


  • Strong interpersonal skills to help establish good working relationships with       caregivers, Indigenous bands and nations, diverse communities, and colleagues
  • Passionate about working with vulnerable people and matching their needs with   effective resources.
  • Ability to lead a team and comfortable with managing people.
  • Understands the importance of meaning being developed through teachings and   values embedded in Ceremony, Circle Processes, and Relational accountability.
  • Understands the importance of allyship to Indigenous people
  • Knowledgeable and confident in trauma informed care service delivery
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to problem-solve with a non-confrontational approach
  • Ability to navigate courageous conversations effectively
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable and flexible availability, including some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Proactive and highly engaged

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Orients and trains new caregivers in consultation with the Manager of Therapeutic   Foster Care.
  • Follows and keeps up to date on evidence-based therapeutic interventions from both   Western and Indigenous frameworks.
  • Regularly meets in caregivers’ home to provide therapeutic supervision using The   Family Centre’s Wellbeing Framework guiding theories and modalities
  • Ability to respond to clinical/client emergencies and review critical incident reports.
  • Provides ongoing group supervision to caregivers with a focus on clinical consults,   Trauma Informed Care, and related approaches.
  • Audit files to ensure the program’s paperwork objectives are met ethically
  • Performs annual Caregiver Development Plans.
  • Monitors and analyzes qualitative and quantitative program and client data to   support program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Encourages ongoing professional development and self-care strategies for caregivers.

What to Expect: 

  • Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process which includes service   specific training, and agency wide core training. Access to our Indigenous Support   Services which includes a monthly calendar of cultural ceremonies and activities and   access to a Knowledge Holder and Oskâpêwis (helper).
  • Feedback – a strong supervision model that provides regular formal and informal   opportunities for feedback
  • Performance coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development.


The Family Centre is committed to employee wellbeing and development. The comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects those values and is competitive within the marketplace.

  • From $75,806 - $ 90,352 Annually
  • Manulife health benefit plan
  • RRSP matching program
  • Wellness Program
  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • Wellness program
  • Parking
  • Ongoing paid training

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, candidates will have the option to participate via video call. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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