Ministry of Children and Family Development – Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Wellness Counsellor

Ministry of Children and Family Development

This position is based in Coquitlam and services the following areas: Burnaby, Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and New Westminster.


Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Wellness Counsellor

$65,884.61 – $75,147.62 annually plus 1 grid Temporary Market Adjustment

The Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health Program provides specialised mental health assessment and treatment services to Indigenous children, youth and their families when the child or youth is experiencing emotional, psychological, or behavioural disorders. Specialised services also include community development, consultation, co-ordination, and education.

Under the direction of the Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health Team Leader, works as a member of a multi-disciplinary Indigenous Mental Health Team in a number of communities. In co-ordination with other community agencies and professionals,provides a range of outreach mental health counselling/wellness services to Indigenous children and youth and their families when barriers exist in  accessing community services. This includes direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, formulation of diagnostic impressions, treatment and crisis intervention; consultation with community agencies both on and off reserve; schools, hospitals, and other MCFD programs; involvement in community education, development, co-ordination and prevention/early intervention programs; group facilitation; program development and evaluation.

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Qualifications for this role include:

  • MSW (Clinical Specialization or equivalent training/education), M.ED (Counselling), Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MA or MEd), Masters degree in Child and Youth Care or related Masters with a focus on counselling or comparable graduate degree at Master’s level.
    NOTE: Applicants will need to provide documentation related to their master’s program courses, course descriptions and clinical training experience.

NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES). You must request a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report to be considered for this competition

  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC driver’s licence. Note – if you currently have valid driver’s in Canada, and if you are the successful applicant you must acquire a valid B.C. driver’s Class 5 driver’s licence immediately.

For more information and to apply online by March 18, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67759