Mental Health Clinician

Website Haida Child & Family Services


Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Health Clinician
Location: Gaw Tlagée Old Massett, Haida Gwaii or HIGaagilda Skidegate

Position: Full Time Permanent Position

Wage: Between $37.66 – 46.15

Haida Child & Family is a Haida-led organization providing culturally appropriate, wrap around services to Haida children and families.


Position Summary:


Reporting to the Director of Community Support, the ICYMH Clinician will provide individual therapy to Haida Gwaii children and youth, as well as create opportunities for holistic approaches to healing. This position will also provide additional services in the areas of prevention, risk-reduction, community education and consultation, and work in collaboration with other service agencies to ensure services are appropriate, relevant, culturally safe and inclusive.


Key Responsibilities:


o   Provides direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention; consultation/liaison with community agencies, schools, hospitals, and other ministry programs considering the cultural context of the Haida people

o   Develops treatment plans in consideration of cultural and social context and DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

o   Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment planning, including identified traditional and alternative healing modalities

o   Conducts individual, group and family therapy while consulting/liaising with community knowledge holders and professionals

o   Conduct suicide assessments and crisis interventions.

o   Maintains basic knowledge of psycho-tropic medications as prescribed by a physician, maintaining an awareness of the effects of such medications.

o   Maintains appropriate clinical/client/administrative records.

o   Promotes and maintains effective working relationships with clients and families, physicians, schools and hospitals to coordinate services, secure input, cooperation, resolve conflicts, influence outcomes, provide community consultation and provide educational services and training on emotional and behavioural disturbances.

o   Organizes and participates in information and education sessions and workshops


Qualifications and Experience

o   Masters in Social Work, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology or Child and Youth Care or comparable graduate degree at the Master’s level, or equivalent.

o   Two (2) years of experience working in Child and Youth Mental Health services, with responsibility for providing mental health services to children and families

o   Knowledge of the Child and Youth Mental Health Plan for British Columbia and mental health service delivery systems in the Province

o   Experience in well established accepted practices and evidence based clinical intervention methods and their appropriate applications

o   Ability to develop strong working relationships with clients, children in care, foster parents, biological parents, community members and others working on Haida Gwaii in relation to child and family services and utilize integrated case management

o   Knowledge of Haida culture, history and the implications of colonization for indigenous children, youth, families and communities.

o   Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure

o   Ability to positively represent and promote Haida Child and Family Services

o   Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

o   Professional commitment, flexibility and good problem and dispute resolution solving skills

o   Computer literacy for Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software. Familiarity with MCFD ICM/MIS system will be an asset.




o   Travel between communities will be required

o   Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm but flexibility is needed from time to time based on Agency needs, including occasional evenings

o   Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check

o   Must be able to obtain and maintain a BC Driver’s License

o   Must be willing and able to work remotely

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

This position requires Union membership and is open to all applicants




To Apply:


Please submit your resume with cover letter and 3 professional references to Juliane Chien at by Friday, November 4th, 2022.

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