Prince George, BC
Full-time, typically business hours with some flexibility required
What you will gain
$27-33 hour, depending on education and experience
Eligible for benefits after3 months
4 weeks of annual vacation
Discount on childcare (excluding infant and toddler)
“Foundry Works” Employment Focused Clinician
Who we are
Rooted in Northern BC for over 50 years, the YMCA of Northern BC is a charity of over 400 staff and volunteers working together to strengthen the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, connection, and helping children, families, and seniors thrive. We offer opportunities for personal growth and create social change through childcare services, camp programs, community health services, employment services, recreation, and health and fitness services.
Foundry Works is an employment service within Foundry Prince George, an integrated health and social service hub for young people ages 16-24. In addition to help with employment and education, you will be able to connect to other Foundry services. Alongside partners, Foundry Prince George offers access to mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services, and youth and family peer supports. Foundry Prince George is part of a larger provincial network.
What you will do
At the YMCA people are our greatest asset and we are proud to be an employer of choice. Working at the YMCA means you are part of a fun, positive team in an environment of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and inclusivity. The YMCA is committed to providing our community the support it needs to thrive through employment, youth services, and programming for families and seniors. We believe a vibrant, healthy community is one in which everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection.
The employment focused clinician provides flexible wraparound services for young people to identify and meet goals for employment and further education, particularly those who face significant barriers. The position functions as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team.
What you will bring
Our caring community health providers are passionate about helping children, youth, families, and seniors live well. They believe in guiding each individual through a holistic approach to health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental, and social well-being to support people to live healthier, happier lives.
Responsibilities and abilities
- Build positive, trusting relationships with diverse youth, including those who face barriers to participation, as well as local partners and employers
- Perform intakes and screen for eligibility and fit
- Conduct and/or coordinate comprehensive clinical assessments
- Provide clinical support and counselling related to employment/ educational goals and barriers
- Develop and monitor individualized service plans
- Job placement and ongoing employment support
- Case management including outreach, advocacy, resource referral, and follow-up
- Workshop development and facilitation
- Perform administrative tasks, ensuring all training, files, participant paperwork and program forms are completed in a timely manner and kept up to date
- Work effectively as part of the integrated Foundry team and other relevant services and supports
- Ensure consistent and clear communication with participants, team members, employers, and other stakeholders
- Develop a thorough understanding of the program delivery model and resources
- Participate in quality assurance procedures and evaluation
- Minimum post-secondary degree in a relevant field (vocational counselling, occupational therapy, counselling, social work, etc.). Master’s degree in relevant field an asset
- Registered or eligible for registration with applicable professional association
- 2 years recent and related experience providing clinical services (ideally employment related) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
- Knowledge of integrated placement support (IPS) an asset
- Passion for and ability to work effectively with diverse youth
- Understanding of the impacts of colonization and residential schools on Indigenous peoples
- Personal understanding of and alignment with the mission, vision, strategic outcomes, and values of the YMCA
- Ability to engage and motivate
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
- Proven ability to develop and maintain effective cooperative relationships
- Commitment to social inclusion; able to respond sensitively and with personal awareness to the diverse needs of participants, including those with barriers to participation
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
1. Leadership/ Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of self and others to achieve desired results.
- Negotiation/ Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings. Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term goals.
- Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses, and implements and evaluates them.
- Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.
- Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead to achieve and exceed identified goals.
- Teamwork/ Cooperation – ability to work cooperatively and productively with others within and across organizational units to achieve common goals; demonstrate respect, cooperation, collaboration, and consensus-building.