Job Posting 71633

Mental Health Clinical Counsellor
Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Bella Bella, B.C.
closing today (Fri, 18 Jun)
full time

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  • Further your career with a growing and world-class First Nations organization in beautiful Bella Bella!
  • Make a lasting difference to the lives of the Heiltsuk people!
  • Enjoy a highly competitive salary and great benefits package, including relocation assistance.

About Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre

The Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre (HHHC) takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing a range of community health programs with the goal of improving the health of the Heiltsuk people. The HHHC has a vision for a healthy community that respects equality and diversity. In the spirit of unity, the HHHC strives to promote a community that is innovative and that embraces a commitment to continual growth and healing.

For more information, please visit our website.

About Bella Bella, BC

The village of Bella Bella can be found on the east coast of Campbell Island, on the Central Coast region of British Columbia, approximately 180 kilometers north of Port Hardy and 145 kilometers west of Bella Coola. Ideal for any outdoor enthusiast, the area boasts the natural splendour of the Great Bear Rainforest, as well as a range of outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, camping and whale watching.

The largest community on the Central Coast north of Queen Charlotte Strait, Bella Bella has a population of around 1,450 and is also home to the Heiltsuk First Nation. Despite its remote location, the community is provided access to a regional airport, BC Ferries terminal, regional hospital, regional RCMP detachment, public dock, grocery store, post office, fuel station, fish plant, forestry company, freight company, cable-vision and telecommunications infrastructure, Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue (SAR) facility, as well as a number of bed and breakfast establishments, restaurants and small shops. 

This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to immerse themselves in a traditional First Nations community while enjoying the pristine beauty of BC’s Central Coast. Although ground transportation to Bella Bella is unavailable, BC Ferries services and regular, scheduled flights are in operation year-round.  

For more information about Bella Bella, please click here 

About the Opportunity

The Hailika’as Heiltsuk Health Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Clinical Counsellor to join our team in Bella Bella, British Columbia, on a full-time basis.

Reporting directly to the Community Wellness Program Team Leader, you will be providing one to one counselling to community members, and organizing and facilitating workshops.

Your responsibilities will include:    

  • Being actively involved in intervention with individuals experiencing crisis
  • Developing intervention strategies in consultation with the program supervisor and counselling team
  • Maintaining counselling caseloads, building on the support of existing health, social service, and education workers in the field, and working with other professionals in an integrated case management model
  • Participating in professional meetings, conferences, and continuing education courses
  • Actively participating in community development initiatives
  • Working directly with suicidal or dangerous persons, and working irregular hours in emergency or crisis intervention

More About You

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelors or Masters degree in social work, psychology, counselling, or in another relevant field, along with a Registered Clinical Counsellor certification. Previous counselling experience is preferred. Candidates need to be eligible to be registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and previous experience working with First Nations communities would be an asset. 

In order to succeed in this role, you have competencies in assessment, service planning, and short-term counselling strategies. You have an understanding of and sensitivity to local native history, culture, and issues, with an appreciation of the role that culture plays in the treatment of psychological concerns. You possess excellent computer literacy skills, written and oral communication ability, and previous experience in crisis intervention.

As our new Mental Health Clinical Counsellor, you have strong interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in working with people. You will do well in this role if you demonstrate sobriety, stability, integrity, and a supportive attitude. 

Please note that due to the nature of this role, you will be required to produce evidence of a criminal record check. Similarly, you will have some flexibility to work a modified schedule based on the needs of clients. 

If you are a collaborative team player who is looking to advance your career with a respected First Nations organization, please read on to see what we can offer you!

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your qualifications and experience. 

At the HHHC, we greatly value the contributions of our team and actively encourage their professional development through the provision of training and career advancement opportunities

We take pride in our family-friendly workplace and offer the following benefits:

  • Full benefits (Life and AD&D insurance, Extended Health, and Pension) 
  • A company laptop and cell phone
  • Regularly scheduled social events 
  • Tuition assistance/professional development/paid licensing fees
  • Relocation assistance and subsidized fully furnished housing 
  • Travel benefits including four return fares a year to Vancouver

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for a rewarding role, and who wants to finish each working day knowing you have made a difference to the lives of your colleagues, organization, and community.

If you're looking for a new challenge in a role that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction - Apply Now!

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