New job Child Youth & Family Clinical Counsellor in Yukon

Child Youth & Family Clinical Counsellor

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

Full Description

This is to fill one full-time (75 hours bi-weekly) permanent position.

An eligibility list will established to fill anticipantory permanent and term positions.


Working as a member of the Mental Wellness and Substance Use team, the Child, Youth & Family Clinical Counsellor provides comprehensive assessment, treatment services and case management to children and youth under the age of 19, and their families, 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 Child, Youth & Family Clinical Counsellor will perform duties that support assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, aftercare services, consultation, and individual counselling and group programming to facilitate and coordinate client access to services.

The Child, Youth & Family Clinical Counsellors will work as part of a team of mental wellness professionals in Whitehorse and will have the 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 children, youth, and their families that will enhance physical and emotional health. The Child, Youth & Family Clinical Counsellor will provide evidence-based treatment utilizing a variety of theoretical models.

As part of an interdisciplinary mental wellness team, that may include providers from other programs/organization areas, this position participates in case conferences/meetings with clients, family, service providers and members of the interdisciplinary team. The position provides collaboration and clinical support to their colleagues in order to meet the holistic needs of the child and youth population and to provide integration and continuity across the care continuum.


For more information about the hiring process, please contact Kelly Jiang (HR Consultant) at Kelly.jiang@yukon.ca

Please do not email resumes to the email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-recruitment, found here. Please create an account to upload your resume.


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. Note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. For guidance on how to prepare your resume, please visit our sample resume here.

  • Masters degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Counselling, or other related disciplines;
  • Experience providing assessment, treatment planning, referral and case management for children, youth and families;
  • Experience using a variety of therapeutic interventions with children, youth and families;
  • Experience delivering individual and group counseling to youth;
  • Experience delivering psycho-educational programs

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and maybe assessed on:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders to build capacity;
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Ability to develop and deliver programming;
  • Strong client-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed practice;
  • Strong self-awareness and growth mindset to ensure the strong practice of self-care; and
  • Ability to maintain professional and timely client records in an electronic management system

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment: Valid driver’s licence, TB test, Vulnerability Sector Clearance, WHMIS 2015

Job Requirement: Regularly exposed to depressed, anxious, suicidal, emotional, angry and potentially physically abusive clients. Workplace stresses arise from counseling clients with addictions and mental health who are experiencing issues of a life crisis (serious illness, suicide, death, violence, relationship breakdowns, etc.)

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
9 June 2021
Close Date
24 June 2021

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