Michif Youth Clinician

Website Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services Society

Position: Michif Youth Clinician


Term: Part-Time Term Specific until March 31, 2025 (with possibility of extension)


Hours of Work:  Three Days per Week (21 Hours) (With possibility of increase to Full-Time)


Geographic Catchment Area: Kamloops which is located within the unceded Secwépemcul’ecw and home of the Two Rivers Métis Society.


Reports to: Métis Child and Youth Mental Health Team Leader of Operations


Job Summary:

The Michif Youth Clinician works in partnership with our Michif Team to provide a culturally safe approach to the delivery of mental health and wellness services to Métis Youth between the ages of 16-27. The Michif Youth Clinician will also facilitate mental health and wellness group programming with a primary focus in the areas of substance misuse, trauma, and DBT. The Clinician will provide services in a manner consistent with our Society’s vision, culturally safe and trauma informed practice and incorporate traditional ways of healing.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Works with the Mental Health Clinical Team Leader to develop eligibility criteria for use in an intake and screening process.

·        Develops and monitors mental health and wellness plans of Metis Youth

·        Provides counselling, support, and education to youth, young adults, their families, and members of their support network.

·        Provides individual and group work for youth and their families, including healing circles or other traditional ceremonies.

·        Facilitates group sessions for youth focused on substance misuse, trauma, and DBT.

·        Consults/liaises with community professionals.

·        Maintains knowledge of psycho-tropic medications as prescribed by physicians.

·        Maintains knowledge of Indigenous healing practices, protocols, and teachings

·        Maintains appropriate administrative records.

·        Provides written reports of the activities and events related to the outcome and records plans in computer systems and client files.

·        Other related duties as assigned or as required.



·        Master’s degree in counselling, Mental Health Services, or related field.

·        A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing counselling services and supporting mental health and wellness services within the Indigenous Community; direct experience working with youth preferred.

·        Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the causes and impacts of intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss.

·        Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and applying the Michif Practice Model (and/or Signs of Safety Framework)


The Clinician should demonstrate competence in the following:

·        Relationship Building – Develops strong, cooperative relationships with internal and external partners, customers, clients, and colleagues to build long term relationships that foster collaboration and partnership.

·        Understands the meaning of and demonstrates culturally safe and trauma informed practices.

·        Culturally Informed practice – able to understand, respond to and incorporate Indigenous cultural values and practices into services.

·        Influence and Impact – Uses knowledge of situations to identify potential impacts and uses persuasion, presentation, or negotiation to convince others to adopt a specific course of action.

·        Quality – Sets and attains quality standards that meet or exceed requirements.

·        Planning and organizing – Plans and organizes time effectively to meet goals and timetables.

·        Problem Solving – Uses critical thinking skills to solve problems and achieve effective solutions and thinks outside the box.

·        Accountability – Holds self-accountable for achieving goals.

·        Communicating Information – Communicates and discusses with team, critical information including rationale behind decisions.

·        Continuous Learning – Continuously acquires and applies knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance capacity, performance, and employability and to think about how to bring new ideas to move the organization forward.

·        Initiative – Is a self-starter, seeking out or taking the initiative to identify new challenges or opportunities and proactively doing things.


Skills and Abilities:

·        Ability to build effective working relationships, find common ground and create win-win solutions.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective listening skills, and public speaking skills

·        Superior interviewing, assessment, counselling, crisis management and case management skills

·        Knowledgeable in family systems theory and child development, and the impacts of intergeneration trauma

·        Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail and respect confidentiality.

·        Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)

·        Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has a strong understanding of Indigenous Peoples, history, and cultures.


Working Conditions:

·        Potential for violence in the workplace

·        Travel within Kamloops and surrounding area will be required.


Conditions of Employment:

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

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

·        As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry

·        As per current PHO orders regarding CLBC funded service providers, all employees of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services are required to be fully vaccinated.



·        Wage: $41.78 per hour. Classification: Clinical Counsellor (Grid 16-P) of the BCGEU Indigenous Services Collective Agreement. Benefits package included following successful completion of 3-month probationary period.

·        LMO Employees receive an annual wellness stipend following a successful probation.

·        BCGEU Indigenous Services Employees are entitled to receive a retention bonus at the end of each fiscal year (until the expiration of current collective agreement).


Application Process:

·        Please forward your resume along with three professional references to Corryna Fladmark, LMO Human Resources by email at: human.resource@lmofcs.ca


Application Deadline: August 25, 2023, at 4:30 pm

To apply for this job email your details to human.resource@lmofcs.ca.