SPO MH 25 – CYMH – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Wellness Counselor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 6, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $63, 520.66 to $72,512.08 - Annual
Location New Westminster, BC
Category Social Services
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
Apply Now

SPO MH 25 – CYMH – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Wellness Counselor – (55927)

Posting Title: SPO MH 25 – CYMH – Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Wellness Counselor
Position Classification: Social Prog Off (CYMH) R25
Union: GEU
Location: New Westminster, BC V3M6G2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $63, 520.66 to $72,512.08 annually plus 1-Grid Temporary Market Adjustment
Close Date: 12/16/2018
Job Type: Temporary Assignment (TA)
Temporary End Date: 2/15/2020
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: North Fraser SDA
Job Summary

Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Wellness Counsellor

Social Program Officer (CYMH) R25

An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and youth in your community

The Child and Youth Mental Health Program provides specialised mental health assessment and treatment services to 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, education and contract management in regard to child and youth mental health.

Under the direction of the Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Team Leader, works as a member of a multi-disciplinary Aboriginal 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 services to Aboriginal 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; and program development and evaluation.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. 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 Darryl.Phelan@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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.

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:


  • MSW (Clinical Specialization or equivalent training/education), M.ED (Counselling), Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MA or MEd),  Masters in Child and Youth Care or related Masters with a focus on counselling 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). Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal children, youth and their families on an outreach basis.
  • One year of full-time post Master Degree experience providing child & youth counselling services.
    • Preference may be given to applicants with 2 years of experience providing child & youth counselling services.
  • One year of post Master Degree experience providing family therapy.
    • Preference may be given to applicants with 2 years of experience providing family therapy
  • Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
    • Currently registered with a professional counselling association, such as B.C. Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors, or Canadian Certified Counsellors.
    • Applicants who have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience Aboriginal applicants that self-disclose.

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.


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

Resume required: 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.

Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Send To Friend Email Print Story

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More