Child,Youth & Family Counsellor
Closing date: Jan 4, 2019
Department: Northwest Territories HSSA
Job Code: 16344
Salary: $87,263 - $104,208
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About the Job
This position reports directly to the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addictions, with functional input from the Regional Supervisor, Community Wellness. Located in Inuvik, the Child, Youth, and Family Counsellor is a key member of the Primary Community Care Team (PCC) providing direct, community based, culturally sensitive, mental health, addictions, and family violence counselling services for children, youth and their families. These services include but are not limited to: prevention and promotion initiatives; planning and delivery of community based mental health, addictions, and family violence therapeutic counselling services; case management; and providing crisis response, supported living, consumer self-help and vocational/education services. The Child, Youth, and Family Counsellor are also a key referral agent and service provider for complex addictions, family violence, and psychiatric clients who may be referred for inpatient treatment or other services outside of the community.
The Child, Youth, and Family Counsellor operates within a philosophy of education, prevention, therapeutic counselling, out-patient-treatment, and aftercare, to minimize the negative physical, mental, social and emotional impacts of addictions, family violence, mental illness, and trauma through providing clients with the tools, support, and therapeutic venue required to achieve and maintain the highest level of mental health that is possible for the individual. This involves having the skills to work with various cultural groups and all members of the population (children, adolescents, adults, and elders). The incumbent works collaboratively with the Primary Community Care Team. As a part of this team they are the key provider of a full range of mental health, addictions, and family violence counselling services.
As a member of the Community Counselling Program, the Child, Youth, and Family Counsellor plays an important role in ensuring that clients' needs are met by providing appropriate screening, intake, assessment, mental health, addictions, and family violence counselling, treatment services, planning, and aftercare.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
One of the following educational avenues:
1. Master’s degree in social science with 1 year of relevant counselling experience in a scope of practice or experience in addictions, mental health, and/or family violence: or
2. Bachelor degree in social sciences with 3 years of relevant counselling experience in a scope of practice or experience in addictions, mental health, and/or family violence.
The experience of the Child, Youth, and Family Counsellor should include clinically supervised education or work experience (counselling experience obtained under a qualified clinical counselling supervisor) that includes at least 500 hours where at least 120 of those hours are direct client contact.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,262. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 13644
Closing Date: January 4, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building
105 Veteran's Way
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620