PA 27 SIH – Mental Health Policy Consultant – (58079)


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PA 27 SIH – Mental Health Policy Consultant
Position Classification
Policy Analyst – Science R27
Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$69,900.80 – $79,791.25 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time -Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division
Child & Youth Mental Health
Job Summary

Mental Health Policy Consultant
Policy Analyst R27

An eligibility list may be established.

Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for the children of B.C.

The Policy and Legislation Division has responsibility for the broad range of policy and legislative responses for the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) as well as the delivery of some provincial services.

Within the Policy and Legislation Division, the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Policy Branch is responsible for the development of coordinated policies and strategic program development to support early interventions, treatment and support of children and youth at risk for developing or already experiencing mental disorders and their families, and for promoting the mental health of children and youth throughout the province from birth up to age 19. Responsibility also includes the provincial coordination of prevention/early intervention resources for early years and school mental health.

The Mental Health Policy Consultant functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary mental health policy branch. Responsibilities include development of operational and strategic policies, standards and practice guidelines for the MCFD child and youth mental health program; policy consultation to service delivery, practice, and other provincial teams; and contributing to the development and implementation of strategic actions related to the Ministry’s Strategic Plan, and by provincial mental health and substance use strategic plans.
The position provides expertise and leadership in the following child and youth mental health programs:  policy analysis and development; strategic planning; program planning and issues management; planning training; providing advice and assistance on the interpretation and implementation of policy; preparation of briefing notes, background materials, reports, and correspondence on a variety of issues; and planning and evaluation.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Masters degree in Social Work (Clinical), Counselling, Educational Psychology, Child and Youth Care or the social sciences, or comparable graduate degree at Master’s level.

    NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES).

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in the field of child and youth mental health, including experience working directly with children and youth with complex mental health needs.
  • Experience leading policy development, analysis and/or implementation.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation components.

Preference may be given to:

  • Qualified applicants with experience working with Indigenous children, youth and families, and with Indigenous partners
  • Qualified applicants with experience in supervision and management of staff including clinical supervision and project work.
  • Qualified applicants with experience working in the public sector, e.g., preparing briefing/information notes, leading cross-sector committees or working groups, developing Treasury Board/Cabinet submissions.
  • Applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.