New job Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness Substance Use in Yukon

Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness Substance Use

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $85,241 - $98,915 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is to fill one full-time term position until March 31, 2022, working 75 hours bi-weekly in Dawson and surrounding Communities

This posting may also be used for anticipatory permanent positions

Working as a member of the Mental Wellness and Substance Use (MWSU) team, our Clinical Counsellors provide comprehensive assessment, treatment services, and case management to adult and children/youth clients struggling with any combination of mental health problems, diagnosed mental illness, and/or problematic substance use and addiction. Within the context of a client centered care model, the Clinical Counsellor will perform duties that support assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, after care services, consultation, individual counselling and group counselling.

In this position and as part of the Counselling Services team for MWSU, as a Clinical Counsellor, you will work as part of a larger team of mental wellness professionals and will have responsibility to provide appropriate and specialized assessment and treatment services for a full range of presenting issues, including concurrent disorders. As part of a holistic approach to mental wellness, this position will also provide appropriate treatment and supports for individuals and families that may include supporting adult clients with a number of psychosocial concerns. Provides cognitive and behavioural therapy, solution focused and other brief therapies, group counselling and psychoeducation according to a variety of theoretical models and best practices.

As part of an interdisciplinary mental wellness team, that may include providers from other program/organization areas, this position participates in case conferences/meetings with clients, psychiatry services, other service providers, and members of the interdisciplinary team; and collaborates and provides clinical support to colleagues to meet the holistic needs of the client population serviced and to provide integration and continuity across the care continuum.

For more information about the position, please contact Todd Pryor, Manager, Community Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services at (867)689-1852

For more information about this posting, please contact Ann Caron, HRC at (867) 667-8423 or e- mail

Please do not email resumes to email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-Recruitment. Link to create your account to apply here

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications - specifically - how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential qualifications shown below. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Clinical level Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, Psychology or Counselling;
  • Experience administering clinical screening, mental health and substance use bio-psycho-social assessments and case formulations;
  • Experience working in collaboration with First Nation Governments, and/or other community partners, to provide mental health and substance use services to community members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience providing clinical counselling, in an individual and group format, to individuals living with substance use and/or mental wellness issues.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders to build capacity, and develop and deliver responsible community and cultural programming;
  • Ability to provide effective screening, mental health and addiction bio-psycho-social assessments, treatment planning and case formulations while working from a harm reduction and client/family/community-centred service delivery model;
  • Effective written and oral communication supported by strong conflict resolution skills;
  • Understanding of collaborative health care delivery systems, and the continuum of services available to clients at different stages of their lives; and,
  • Understanding of and adherence to, a harm-reduction two-eyed seeing and trauma informed approach to adult client care.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment: verification of post-secondary degree(s), Vulnerable Sector RCMP Security clearance, WHMIS 2015, TB screening, first aide (within 6 months of starting position) and valid class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent

Job Requirements: Regular travel to surrounding communities to provide services

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
13 April 2021
Close Date
4 May 2021

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