New Job Child, Youth And Family Counsellor - Indeterminate In Northwest Territories

Child, Youth and Family Counsellor - Indeterminate

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $94,000 - $112,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

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.

Job Information

This position reports directly to the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addictions. Located in Aklavik and 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 and 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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
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
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.


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