New Job Child & Youth Care Counsellor In Northwest Territories

Child & Youth Care Counsellor
Child & Youth Care Counsellor

Child & Youth Care Counsellor

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Salary : $95,000–$114,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

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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 Fort Simpson, the Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC) reports to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services (Dehcho).
The CYC position is part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of direct therapeutic services to support the needs of children, youth and their families. The CYC is a member of the community counselling team and provides integrated and therapeutic mental health and behavioural programming in collaboration with school personnel and other health and mental health and social services professionals.


Strong knowledge and experience in the delivery of child and youth mental health services including direct, front line service delivery, assessment and treatment planning.
  • Knowledge and extensive experience in working with children and youth with mental health issues and their families, including in school and community settings.
  • Knowledge and skills in applying an integrated stepped care approach to service delivery.
  • Knowledge and skills working with a variety of approaches to psychotherapy, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, etc.
  • Knowledge and skills in working in an interdisciplinary manner to optimize wrap around service delivery.
  • Knowledge of and ability to network with resources within and outside of the employing health and social services authority.
  • Knowledge of the signs of violence, abuse, mental illness and addictions, as well as current trends and wise practices in addressing psychological outcomes.
  • Ability to commit to professional development and increasing competencies.
  • Ability to maintain awareness of the impacts of colonization and residential schools and to reduce barriers for children youth and their families.
  • Ability to provide expert consultative services to parents/caregivers, educators, social services workers, and other community partners.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with an interdisciplinary team and to recognize and competently and confidently respond to community and family needs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly on a variety of subjects in plain language both written and verbal. Ability to reach sound decisions in times of crisis.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting including with community members impacted by colonization and residential schools.
  • Ability to effectively organize, lead, and mentor others.
  • Ability to work effectively in small and large groups using project management and leadership skills, program planning and implementation skills, listening and verbal communication skills, facilitation and presentation skills, negotiation skills, team building and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to be registered with a professional counselling certification body is an asset.
  • Ability to maintain the goodwill of clients, colleagues and co-workers.
  • Ability to operate word processing, internet, email, and other relevant programs.
  • Ability to commit to actively upholding and consistently practicing personal diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness, as well as safety and sensitivity approaches in the workplace.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling (Not Human Ecology, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation, Child and Youth Care) and two years of relevant experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602 100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254
[email protected]

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