New Job Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness & Substance Use In Yukon

Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness & Substance Use
Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness & Substance Use

Clinical Counsellor - Mental Wellness & Substance Use

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $85,241–$98,915 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This posting is to hire one (1) permanent and one (1) term fulltime positions working 75-hours bi-weekly. The Term position will be for 1 year ending February 2024. Clinical Counsellors working in the Outpatient Counselling Program at Mental Wellness Substance Use Services. Eligibility lists from this competition may be used to fill other permanent and term positions.

Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services (MWSUS) provides trauma-informed mental healthcare to Yukoners across a spectrum of needs. We employ a large, supportive, experienced, and welcoming group of clinicians working across several client group areas (youth, mental health nursing, adult outpatient, adult live-in, rural communities).

This position is to provide a clinical counselling service on an outpatient basis in Whitehorse. This team is welcoming, kind, compassionate, and has a fantastic sense of humour. We’re excited to meet you!

In this program, we provide group and individual counselling for a variety of needs for Yukoners aged 18 and older. If you like having flexibility and diversity in your days, this is the role for you as we provide group and individual services across a variety of presentations and for a variety of needs. We are always innovating so if you bring a unique skill set or interest, we’d love to hear from you.

As a Clinical Counsellor, you will provide assessment and treatment services, and some case management, to clients struggling with addiction and mental health concerns on an outpatient basis. You should expect to be participating in individual therapy, the facilitation of psychoeducational groups, and peer consultation weekly. The environment is supportive and kind, with a lovely team who work very hard to support the diverse range of clients. We provide training and professional development opportunities often as part of the position, and you will have access to regular clinical supervision.

To be successful in this position, you’ll be a trained masters’ level counsellor or master’s level social worker with a trauma-informed care approach who is dedicated to continuous learning about, and application of, cultural safety approaches specific to Yukon First Nations people. You are comfortable and experienced walking side by side with clients from marginalized populations in a therapeutic context.

In order for this job to be fulfilling for you, you’ll need to be a team player who can appreciate and build off the strengths of others to pull together equally to support our clients within a team environment. This position requires a flexible person who knows what their strengths and interests are and is ready to bring those forward to make a great team even better.

Finally, but most importantly, you’ll understand that clients come seeking help from lots of different backgrounds and are here for a chance to change, and you’ll be able to put that understanding and compassion first in your approach.

For more information about this position, please contact Emma Eaton Manager, Whitehorse Programs at (867) 456-3838 or [email protected].

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Sneha Iyer, Human Resources Consultant at [email protected].

Please do not email resumes to the email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-recruitment.

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Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Ensure a month/year format is used for each work experience. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Social Work, Counselling, or other equivalent/related disciplines as determined by the hiring board
  • Experience providing assessment, treatment planning, referral, and case management for adults over the age of 18
  • Experience, and comfort with, delivering individual counselling/treatment and group-based counseling
  • Knowledge and practise facilitating DBT individual and group programming is an asset

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Significant experience working with marginalised populations.
  • Ability to provide case management and treatment planning for a diverse client group.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Interest or ability to develop and deliver group-based 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
  • Able to monitor own caseload and workload to provide 4-5 client-facing hours of service daily.

Additional Information:

Conditions of Employment

  • TB screening.
  • Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent; and,
  • Verification of post-secondary degree(s).

Job Requirements

  • Works with clients experiencing strong and at times serious emotions and situational challenges.
  • Work with clients experiencing suicidal ideation.
  • Works with clients who use drugs and alcohol. Facilitate therapeutic groups and provide individual therapy.

Eligibility List: 12 months

Learn more about us!

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
27 January 2023
Close Date
9 February 2023