Job Posting 89691

Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor
Thrive Social Services Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Throughout Capital Regional District
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 28 Nov)
full time  •  $33.83 per hour

Job Title: Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor, Mental Health Outreach Team – Full-Time, Temporary Position

Closing Date: November 28, 2022

Start Date: December 12, 2022

Job Summary:

The position involves the provision of supportive mental health services to children and/or youth and their families and/or caregivers, in an outreach capacity. Services provided include mental health assessment, individual counselling, family work/mediation, crisis intervention, social skills training, psychoeducational training, advocacy, and elements of case management.

Wage/Salary: $33.83 per hour

Location: Throughout CRD

Hours of Work: 35 hours; flexible hours, Monday through Friday, but may involve some evening and weekend work

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise across a wide array of child/youth mental health disorders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment, treatment modalities, case management, and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to consult and collaborate with medical and community professionals, agencies, schools, and other services
  • Excellent written and oral communication and report writing

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Services, preferably Child and Youth Care or Social Work
  • At least 2 years of experience working with high-risk children and youth and their families, with at least 2 years in a mental health setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of community supports and services typically accessed by children, youth, and their families referred to the program.

Additional Information:

  • This position provides services in a stressful environment, often dealing with crisis situations, and requires conflict resolution skills.
  • The use of a vehicle in good working order, with business insurance and the ability to transport clients and/or children (tether bolt) is required.
  • Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 certification required.

This position is open to all gender applicants and requires union membership.

 

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