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New Job Child And Youth Care Counsellor In Northwest Territories

Child and Youth Care Counsellor
Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $95,000–$114,000 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

Located in Yellowknife, NWT, the Child and Youth Care Counsellor (CYCC) reports to the Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health and Addiction Services (Yellowknife).

The CYCC provides a wide range of services with an emphasis on developing therapeutic relationships with children, youth and their families. During the school year, the CYCC will be based primarily in the school, but, in order to align with the needs of children and youth, other locations may include the Community Counselling Program office, client family home or other appropriate community locations.

The CYCC provides direct client care including individual and environmental assessment (with an emphasis on strengths and assets rather than pathology), intervention planning, individual, family and group counselling and referrals to other important service providers and agencies within the community. The CYCC collaborates with other community services including school principals, teachers, regional inclusive schooling coordinators, social workers, nurses, physicians, Community Health Representatives, RCMP, probation, Victim Services, and local Indigenous and Non-Government Organizations to provide a comprehensive, person and family centered approach to care.

For further detail, please view the full job description.

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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
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.