Métis Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak - Kamloops, BC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Reports to: Métis Child and Youth Mental Health Clinical Team Leader

Job Summary:

The Métis Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician (Clinician) works in partnership with our Michif Team to provide specialized mental health assessments and treatment services to Métis children and youth, who may or may not be receiving child welfare services. The Clinician provides services in a manner consistent with our Society’s vision, trauma informed practice and incorporates traditional ways of healing which may include connections to the land, Elders and traditional teachings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Receive referrals from delegated Aboriginal agencies (DAA), MCFD, schools, physicians, as well as self-referrals

· Work with the Clinical Team Leader to develop eligibility criteria for use in an intake and screening process

· Undertake assessments considering the context of Métis history, culture and practices

· Develop treatment plans in consideration of cultural and social context and DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

· Provide individual and group therapy to children, youth, and their families, including healing circles or other identified traditional ceremonies

· As appropriate, provide referrals to Indigenous healers and colleagues to ensure meaningful intervention

· Monitor assessment and treatment plans

· Evaluate treatment outcomes and services provided including pre/post assessment measure when appropriate

· Provide counselling, support, and education to families and other relevant caregivers of children and youth identified for Métis CYMH services

· Consult/liaise with community professionals

· Maintain basic knowledge of psycho-tropic medications as prescribed by physicians

· Maintain basic knowledge of Indigenous healing practices

· Maintain appropriate clinical/client/administrative records

· Provide written reports of the activities and events related to the outcome and records treatment in computer systems and client files

· Other related duties as assigned or as required

Consultation/Capacity Building

· Provide consultation and education in child and family-focused services

· Organize and participate in information and education sessions and workshops

· Communicate to Senior Management outcomes, activities, and effectiveness of this service

· Participate in all core training offered by MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health Services



· Clinical Master’s Degree in a related human services field (social work, child and youth care, counselling or similar degree)


· Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in child and youth mental health services with an in-depth knowledge of intergenerational trauma, residential school effects, depression, anxiety including PTSD, self-harm and suicidality, behavior disorders, and psychosis.

· Experience working with Métis children, youth and families or other Indigenous children, youth and families.


The Clinician should demonstrate competence in the following:

· Relationship Building – Develops strong, cooperative relationships with internal and external partners, customers, clients and colleagues to build long term relationships that foster collaboration and partnership

· Culturally Informed practice – able to understand respond to and incorporate cultural practices into services

· Influence and Impact - Uses knowledge of situations to identify potential impacts and uses persuasion, presentation, or negotiation to convince others to adopt a specific course of action

· Quality - Sets and attains quality standards that meet or exceed requirements

· Planning and Organizing – Plans and organizes time effectively to meet goals and timetables

· Problem Solving – Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions and thinks outside the box

· Accountability – Holds self-accountable for achieving goals

· Communicating Information – Communicates and discusses with team, critical information including rationale behind decisions

· Continuous Learning – Continuously acquires and applies knowledge, skills and abilities to enhance capacity, performance and employability and to think about how to bring new idea to move the organization forward

· Initiative – Is a self-starter, seeking out or taking the initiative to identify new challenges or opportunities and proactively doing things

Skills and Abilities:

· Ability to build effective working relationships, find common ground and create win-win solutions

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective listening skills, and public speaking skills

· Superior interviewing, assessment, counselling, crisis management and case management skills

· Knowledgeable in family systems theory and child development, and Child and Family Community Services Legislation and Policy

· Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail and respect confidentiality

· Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)

· Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Indigenous Peoples, history and cultures

Working Conditions:

· Works in partnership with the other branches of our Michif Team including Early Childhood Development, Child Safety, Youth/Young Adult Services and Elders.

· Potential for violence in the workplace

· Travel within Kamloops and surrounding area will be required

· Responds to rare after-hours or emergency calls

Conditions of Employment:

· Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check

· Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License

· Must provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements

· As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry


· Salary Wage: $35.00/hr consistent with BCGEU Aboriginal Collective Agreement. Benefits package included following successful completion of probationary period.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $35.00 per hour


  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Vision Care


  • Monday to Friday


  • mental health: 2 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No