Child and Youth Care 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.
Located in Fort Resolution, you, the Child and Youth Care Counsellor, reports to the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Your position is a part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of direct therapeutic services to support the needs of children, youth and their families. You will be a member of the community counselling team and provide integrated and therapeutic mental health and behavioural programming in collaboration with school personal and other health and mental health and social services professionals. You will provide a wide range of services with an emphasis on developing therapeutic relationships with children, youth and their families. During the school year, you will be based primarily in the school, but, in order to align with the needs of children and youth, other locations may include a Community Counselling Program office, client family home or other appropriate community locations.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
- A Master's degree in Child and Youth Care, Counselling, Clinical Social Work or Education with a focus on therapeutic counselling.
Department of Finance
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 vulnerable sector 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 # 20511
Closing Date: Opened until closed.
The salary for this position starts at $52.22 per hour (approximately $101,829. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,167