Public Employment Opportunity

Clinical Program Supervisor

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Children and Youth Services Delivery - Labrador Region
Position Group
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$72, 821.00 – $94, 667.00 (HL-23)

Labrador Allowance: with dependent $5,878, without $2,939

Travel Allowance: $911 for employee and $702 per dependent.


Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development supports individuals, families and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador in achieving improved health and social well-being and reduced poverty; and ensures the protection of children, youth and adults from abuse or neglect. The department promotes the values of inclusion, diversity, and healthy active living and leads the development of policies, programs and partnerships to improve services and the overall social development of the province. The department has over 700 staff delivering services in 40 locations throughout the province.
The Clinical Program Supervisor has management responsibilities for Children, Seniors and Social Development (CSSD) Programs legislated by the Child and Youth Care and Protection Act, the Adoptions Act, the Young Persons Offences Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This position is accountable for providing clinical supervision to social workers, social worker assistants, paraprofessionals and clerical support; managing a broad range of CSSD services that protect children and youth from maltreatment; and engaging in short and long-term planning, including permanency planning and adoptions, for children in continuous custody. This position will be responsible for analyzing and approving requests for client service in accordance with delegated authority levels; interpreting policy, legislation and practice standards; assigning and evaluating work while managing workload demands; maintaining communication with provincial, regional, district and community partners; managing program budgets, staff expenditures and ensuring effective human resource management; ensuring compliance with professional standards and clinical standards of practice for self and team members and  participating directly in client-related court proceedings as required. Clinical Program Supervisors operate from a highly specialized clinical and managerial skill set and must engage in continuous professional development in order to maintain acceptable clinical practice standards. Other duties may also be performed as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a Bachelor of Social Work degree
  2. Clinical experience working with children and families
  3. Supervisory experience, particularly in the field of child welfare (asset)
  4. Completion of a Master of Social Work Degree (asset)
  5. Experience working in an Indigenous community (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of acceptable clinical practices
  2. Knowledge of Departmental programs and community services related to children and families
  3. Knowledge of legislation governing the Department of CSSD related to children and families
  4. Supervisory skills
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Ability to think critically
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  8. Ability to work independently
  9. Ability to manage time and tasks
  10. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Registered with Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW)
  2. Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the employer
  3. Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the employer
  4. Child Protection Clearance Check satisfactory to the employer
  5. Valid Class 5 driver’s license
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Flexible work schedule
  2. Use of private vehicle with business insurance
  3. Participation in the Clinical Program Supervisor on-call rotation.
  4. Requirement for travel (occasional)
Applicant Information

For more information on this position please contact Lorna Ryan at: 709-759-3376.

  • This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number CSSD.19.20.R0647, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information on this position please contact Lorna Ryan at: 709-759-3376.