• Posted 3 months ago
  • Oshawa
  • Full Time

Education Required: Master's degree

Previous Experience: 3+ years supervising a team

Own Transportation Required: Yes

Start Date: August 2020

Clinical Director (1-year contract position)

Operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, the only service in the Durham Region providing immediate on-scene crisis, trauma, safety and mental health support services to victims of crime and sudden tragedies. Our programs provide crisis intervention, practical assistance, referrals to a wide range of programs, services and counselling. Services are flexible and portable. The immediacy of this service assists in mitigating the harmful effects of trauma on victim(s) and their loved ones.

Our services are tailored to the needs of each individual and may include: mental health support, systems advocacy, financial assistance, safety planning, accompaniment, assistance in navigating bureaucracies (such as: Criminal Injuries Compensation, subsidized housing, ODSP, Ontario Works, child care services, Police, etc.). The majority of our clients are victims of domestic violence and their children, child/youth survivors of sexual assault, and human trafficking.


The Clinical Director has the primary responsibility to provide program management, program development, clinical leadership via staff supervision.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to professional development and implementation of evidence based interventions.



• To assist in data collection including statistical reports

• To oversee and manage our queue and referrals

• To provide oversight and supervision to our Crisis Intervention Counsellors, Volunteer Coordinator, Housing Worker and any new hires that provide direct client services

• To coordinate all staff schedules including the on-call schedule, oversee staff expenses

·         Provide on call support during assigned shifts on weekends and evenings

• To coordinate community presentations and workshops

• To provide administrative and clinical oversight of our crisis intervention programs as well as all other services

• To provide high quality, individual clinical supervision to an experienced team of therapeutic staff

• To foster a team environment that optimizes outcomes for the clients we serve

• To review staff documentation to ensure our records meet ministry requirements

·         Support Executive Director with HR such as hiring, on boarding new staff, etc.

• To keep abreast of recent literature and research as they relate to best practices in victim services

• To “transfer knowledge” with regard to trauma-informed practices through a harm reduction and sex-positive lens

·         Build and maintain community partnerships



• Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent

• Minimum 3 years’ experience designing programs and providing clinical supervision to case managers and clinical staff

• Successful grant writing experience

• Membership in the appropriate professional regulatory body

• Minimum of 5 years direct clinical experience

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

• Ability to work and support others in the context of a culturally diverse working environment

• Demonstrated competency in verbal and written communication as well as computer literacy


Posting Details:

Deadline to apply by: July 13, 2020

Successful application start date: August 2020


No phone calls please, only eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

*** All offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. Prior to making an offer of employment to a candidate, references will be verified and must be acceptable to VSDR. A comprehensive background check will include a police/criminal check, personal history evaluation, financial credit check, education check, license and insurance verification, as well as a home visit may be required. Reference and background checks may not be limited to these and will be approved by the Organization.***


Victim Services of Durham Region hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to diversity and equality of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Thank you for your interest in Victim Services of Durham Region.


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