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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

Employment postings will be updated as they become available. Please complete the employment application form, and send it along with your resume and cover letter by email or in writing to:

Director of Services, NARSF Programs LTD.
201-170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1

Employment Application Form – Word
Employment Application Form – PDF

Feel free to apply anytime – we’re always looking for great people to join our team.  Please apply again if a new posting is listed and you would like your application to be considered at that time.

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  • Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)
  • Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

    Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)

    There is one posting in the Child, Youth and Family services.

    Clinical Supervisor (Part-time)

    NARSF Programs has an opening for a part time (21 hrs/ week) Clinical Supervisor. Working with staff, stakeholders and the Agency leadership, this unique and challenging position is geared to a person with a calm disposition, a solid theoretical foundation who models a mutual trusting, respectful and shared learning approach.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and wage expectation when applying for this position. This position is subject to annualized funding being in place.  Resumes will be received in strict confidence so indicate your preferred contact information.  A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and benefits.


    Providing leadership, supervision and support to NARSF Clinical Services and other programs as arranged, the Clinical Supervisor (CS) has the latitude, delegation, accountability and responsibility to plan, develop, supervise and manage the delivery of clinical services. The CS works closely with Agency Leadership to support compliance with all delivery of services to the fiscal, ethical and legal standards held by NARSF, funders and CARF accreditation standards.

    The CS is directly accountable for the quality of service to clients accessing NARSF Programs and for ensuring staff practices are relevant, appropriate and within established service levels. The CS provides direction, leadership and support to staff within their team for professional and integrated service delivery. This position also has responsibility for providing a broad range of staff training.

    The position has direct supervisory responsibility for 8-12 staff, is part-time and may have an on-call component. On balance, 70% of the role is clinical and relationship focused while 30% is administrative.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Supervision\support to staff within program areas
    • Overall responsibility for the coordination and distribution of client files
    • Program liaison and committee responsibilities
    • Caseload consultation support
    • Quality assurance file audits and training plan development and implementation
    • Participation in the annual performance evaluations of supervised staff
    • As determined, on call support to Transition Care homes and staff
    • Budgetary items as delegated
    • Documentation and data management
    • Participation in strategic and long-range planning

    Other Functions

    • Providing leadership for inter-disciplinary and collaborative work with clients and community partners;
    • Ensuring clinical supervision is provided in specialized areas;
    • Planning, implementing and managing the delivery of the teams’ approach to programs and services in accordance with legislation and regulations, client centered practice, stakeholder input and NARSF policies and guidelines;
    • Ensuring regular clinical audits/reviews of team’s clinical records, and case reviews are performed pursuant to policy;
    • Identifying and delivering training initiatives to ensure staff and caregivers acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to work effectively with referred clients;
    • Coordinating administrative details re: hours of operation, work schedules, holiday times and other duties as assigned;
    • Participating in program planning and management by identifying trends, needs and issues, developing plans for initiatives to address areas for improvement;
    • Promoting public awareness and involvement in the programs’ service delivery through liaison with relevant community agencies, service providers and select groups as appropriate;
    • Establishing relationships with community partners and statutory agencies to enhance the delivery of services to children, youth, families and individuals served by NARSF;
    • Conducting public speaking engagements to promote the profile of NARSF within the community
    • Other duties as assigned by the Agency Director.


    M.A., M.Ed. M.S.W.,

    Orientation to Family Systems Theory (FST) as a theoretical foundation and/or is willing to embrace FST through learning and clinical supervision.

    A minimum of three to five years experience providing direct clinical supervision to staff engaged in delivering services to children, youth and families within a therapeutic milieu that address and alleviate concerns with respect to intense emotional systems within families; previous clinical experience working with family systems to address presenting issues such as domestic violence, eating disorders, trauma resulting from sexual abuse, conflict in marital relationships, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction.

    A satisfactory criminal record check


    Affiliation with a recognized professional body (BCACC) 

    Demonstrated range of clinical experience delivering therapeutic services to children, youth and families within intense emotional systems.

    Knowledgeable of therapeutic relationships, trauma informed practice, clinical interventions, community resources, cross cultural issues, relevant best practices and group process.

    Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with referred families and complementary resources.

    Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Infants Act, Mental Health Act, Young Offenders Act and other acts as they apply.

    CPR/First Aid certification


    21 hours weekly, as arranged, and on call services as negotiated with the Director.


    Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

    There  are currently no postings in Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS).