Child, Youth and Family Counsellor
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.0
This position reports directly to the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addictions. Located in Tuktoyaktuk, the Child, Youth and Family Counsellor is a key member of the Primary Community Care Team. The Child, Youth and Family Counsellor is 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, to minimize the physical, mental, social and emotional impacts of addictions, family violence, mental illness, and trauma through providing clients with the tools and support required to achieve and maintain the highest level of mental health that is possible for the individual. The incumbent works collaboratively with the Primary Community Care Team. As part of this team they are the key provider of a full range of mental health, addictions, and family violence counselling services. 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.
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:
- 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
- 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.
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Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
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.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 19845
Closing Date: March 10, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time
The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976. - $111,072.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $20,436.