Indigenous Child Care Counsellor

Website Ministry of Children and Family Development

Ministry of Children and Family Development

There are two (2) fulltime permanent positions available; one (1) in Coldstream and one (1) Prince George.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position has full time on-site requirements.

Indigenous Child Care Counsellor
$62,255.85 – $70,557.73 annually

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a program of Provincial Services Division of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  Maples is a designated provincial mental health facility providing on-site, community, outreach, and ancillary services to collaboratively support youth, families, and communities.

Under the supervision of the Director, Program Coordinator or designate, the Indigenous Child Care Counselor is responsible for providing cultural assessment, mental health assessment, care planning, treatment, discharge and community services for youth impacted by enduring and severe mental health challenges. In accordance with established principles and guidelines of practice; the Indigenous Child Care Counsellor will plan cultural activities, teachings, and quarterly feasts, perform various administrative duties which support program objectives; and to perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Diploma in Social Work or Human Services AND 2 years of *related experience OR;

An equivalent combination of education and *related experience may be considered.
NOTE: *Human Services field includes: social work, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, early childhood education, indigenous studies, education, child and youth care, and psychiatric nursing

*Related experience must include the following:

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience with gathering, assessing and writing reports.
  • Experience with counselling adolescents individually, and in group settings.
  • Experience working with youth or in a related setting.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
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