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SPO MH 25 – Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 27, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $64,592.67 - $73,674.10 - Per Hour
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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SPO MH 25 – Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician – (58006)

Posting Title: SPO MH 25 – Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician
Position Classification: Social Prog Off (CYMH) R25
Union: GEU
Location: Delta, BC V4L 2M1 CA
Langley, BC V5A 4P8 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
White Rock, BC V4B4M2 CA
Salary Range: $64,592.67 – $73,674.10 plus 1 grid lift Temporary Adjustment
Close Date: 3/5/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Service Delivery Area
Job Summary:

Clinician, Child and Youth Mental Health

SPO MH 25

This position is a permanent float position for the South Surrey Service Delivery area (Surrey, White Rock, Delta, & Langley)

An eligibility list may be established to fill other float positions in the Service Delivery Area

Be part of this exciting opportunity to strengthen mental health and wellness in the lives of children, youth and families in British Columbia.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

Mental health clinicians on MCFD’s community based Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) teams work in partnership with families and communities to foster positive mental health outcomes and well-being. From infancy on, social and emotional development contributes to positive mental health and helps build a strong foundation for thinking, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Along with physical health, mental health helps children and youth and their families to flourish and reach their full potential.

As a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician working with other professionals, you provide direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, treatment, suicide risk assessment, safety plans and crisis intervention for children and youth from birth to age 18 and their families.  Clinicians work in flexible ways, including in home, school and community settings. Through consultation and collaboration you will build and maintain relationships to support coordinated, youth and family-friendly services, contributing to positive outcomes for children, youth and families.

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.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Dawn.Knapton@gov.bc.ca.  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.

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

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

  • Social Program Officer 25 (CYMH): Masters in 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, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services. Confirmation for equivalency of your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume if you have this equivalency, proof of equivalency must be attached to your application. If you are in the process of equivalency review, proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the competition.

Additional Requirements for all classifications: SPO25 (CYMH):

  • Minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent 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 applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with 2 or more years of experience working with children and youth and their families, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health services.

Proviso:

  • May be required to work evening/weekends.
  • Exposure to regular travel in remote locations.
  • May be required to use own vehicle on an expense account basis.
  • Will work with families and children and youth who are distressed and facing challenges which may occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant situations or behaviour with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around parents and/or children in crisis who may display volatile behaviour.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s license (note – if you currently have valid driver’s license in Canada, and if you are the successful applicant you must acquire a valid B.C. driver’s Class 5 driver’s license immediately).

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) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

Applications requirements:

Cover Letter: NO

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

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.

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