MCFD – Job Opportunities

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Two (2) full-time regular positions are currently available in Dawson Creek.
One (1) full-time regular position is currently available in Chetwynd.

Clinician, Child and Youth Mental Health
$65,884.61 – $75,147.62 annually plus 1-Grid Temporary Market Adjustment (plus $44.85 Bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Chetwynd)

Important Notice to Applicants:
Chetwynd is currently eligible for a retention incentive which is available to all regular permanent Social Program Officers residing in Hard To Recruit (HTR) designated communities across the province. In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

  • Up to a maximum of $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time Social Program Officers in the SPO R18 to SPO R30 classifications*

*Full payment of the incentive is based on regular eligible classifications (SPO R18 to SPO R30) working in an approved location for the full fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). A pro-rated incentive payment is provided to candidates who work a partial year and/or part-time hours.

A hands-on role helping children and youth in your community

As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary community mental health team and in coordination with other community agencies and professionals, CYMH Clinicians provide a wide range of mental health services to children, youth and their families, when the child or youth is suffering from serious emotional, psychological, behavioural or psychiatric illness. A Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician provides: direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, youth and their families; consultation with community agencies, schools, hospitals, and other ministry programs; community education and prevention/early intervention programs. Building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders is essential.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master of Social Work, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology or Child and Youth Care or comparable graduate degree at the Master’s level, or equivalent.
    • NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, it must be assessed for equivalency through International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES). Confirmation of equivalency for your degree is required for your application to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (include a copy of the approval), proof must be provided on or before the closing date of the posting.
  • Experience working with children and youth and their families, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health services.
  • Preference may be given to qualified applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit

NOTE: Applicants who do not fully meet the education or experience qualifications for this position may be considered. If hired, a successful applicant would be under-implemented at the Social Program Officer 21 classification with an employee development plan in place until the qualifications for Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25 are fully met.

For more information and to apply online by December 23, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.