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 will be used to hire 1 permanent, 1 two year term, and one 1 year term position working 75 hours bi-weekly in Mental Wellness & Substance Use Branch, Outpatient Counselling team, as well as to establish an eligibility list for one year.

Are you interested in the intersection between social justice and mental health? Are you a compassionate self-starter who loves to learn and invest in the future of your community?

The Outpatient Treatment Team is a supportive, dynamic, knowledgeable, and compassionate team with a strengths-based culture of peer consultation and work-life balance.

We are grateful to be working and providing service to our community on the traditional territories of the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.

We work closely with clients using a trauma-informed care perspective to provide a variety of clinical counselling, short-term counselling and group counselling supports.

This job is dynamic and can involve a mix in any given day, depending on the needs of the service and your interests – you will never feel bored working here! All of our counsellors and social workers participate in offering one on one counselling services as well as group offerings and may train on different groups and modalities depending on need and interests.

Reporting to the clinical supervisor of the Outpatient Counselling team, you and your team will provide a full range of assessment and treatment services to adults aged 18 and older living in Whitehorse (and occasionally remotely to other communities).

To enjoy and succeed in this position, your philosophy should involve walking alongside clients who are leading their wellness journey, ensuring client needs are considered in service planning, a commitment to safety, inclusive practice, public service, adherence to best practice and ethical standards of the profession, and a strong commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of trauma informed care, clinical excellence and cultural humility.

Finally, there are so many benefits of working for government when you’re a clinical counsellor or social worker! While we think the benefits of being part of a supportive team and having access to regular supervision are priceless from a mental health and career development perspective, there are many financial incentives to working with us as well. We offer very competitive training for clinicians, with recent trainings including extensive ACT training, solution focused brief therapy training, crisis response training and perinatal mental health training, just to name a few. We protect time in our clinicians’ schedules to attend these trainings and also fully cover the cost. We also allot paid time yearly for clinicians to attend training courses they have paid for themselves. The government also offers a substantial amount of paid leave, including parental leave, a robust pension package, and flexible work options such as compressed work weeks and deferred leave.

For more information about this position with the Counselling Team, please contact Emma Eaton, hiring manager, at [email protected]

For more information about the hiring process, please contact Sneha Iyer, HR Consultant at [email protected]

For technical information about applying, first refer here or [email protected]

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. This requires all applicants to state the month and year for the duration of experience for each position listed.

  • Completed master’s degree in social work, Psychology or Counselling
  • Significant post completion time after master’s degree in the clinical counselling field
  • 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.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to work effectively within a dynamic team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to work ethically, providing a high quality of service to clients and service partners.
  • Ability to work in a program that is usually in the process of change, and able to embrace this.
  • Effective written and oral communication skill complimented with strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply a new digital case management system that moves clinical processes from intake, assessment, treatment planning, progress measurement, to data analysis and outputs/outcomes.
  • Ability to deliver between 4-5 client hours of work per day.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence,
  • TB Screening (within 6 months of hire)
  • RCMP Vulnerable Sector Check,
  • First Aid and CPR (complete within 12 months),
  • WHMIS 2015 (complete within 3 months)
  • Verification of post-secondary degree(s).

Job Requirements:

  • Carry a standard caseload and deliver at least 4 client facing hours of work per day.
  • Direct contact with clients including those who may be upset, aggressive or suicidal.

Learn more about us!

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

To learn more why the Yukon Government is recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, please select the following link: Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2020)

To learn more about what Yukon has to offer, check out these links: The Yukon Life Travel the Yukon

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Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
3 April 2023
Close Date
14 April 2023