Child and Family Counsellor

  whitehorse

The CMHA-YT Child and Family Counselor reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for providing mental health services to children, youth and families. The Child and Family Counselor provides direct client care including individual assessment, family and group counselling and referrals to other service providers and agencies within the community. The Child and Family Counselor collaborates with other community services to provide a comprehensive, person and family centered approach to care and works with the Family Programming Coordinator and other members of the team to deliver education, programs and training as identified.
Key Responsibilities:
• Provides counseling and group therapy to children, youth and their families.
• Assesses clients for mental health supports and interventions.
• Establishes therapeutic goals with individuals and families.
• Collects and maintains statistics for evaluation and reporting purposes.
• Provides case consultation and collaboration with other organization staff.
• Contributes to and supports the development of practice standards, procedures and tools.
• Provides basic service navigation and ensure linkages are made with resources
• Contributes to agency-wide initiatives to advance the mission and ends of the organization
• Develops and coordinates innovative prevention/intervention programs focusing on resiliency and capacity building
• Is an active part of the CMHA-YT staff team in terms of its responsibility for inputting to the development and implementation of the strategic plan, vision and mandate

Essential Qualifications
• Master’s degree in psychology, counselling or related discipline.
• Certification or qualifying status with a counseling regulatory body.
• Minimum of two years experience in a counselling, case management or other clinical role.
• Knowledge related to child development, attachment and the effects of trauma on youth
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, both internally and externally.
• Demonstrated competence in cultural safety and works effectively with individuals with various cultural backgrounds
• Knowledge of community outreach, along with knowledge of the mental health system in Yukon;
• Skills, knowledge and experience delivering family counseling and parenting groups to parents/caregivers
• Knowledge of specialized and personal computer systems and databases, Internet, and software applications, particularly Microsoft Office;
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

Desirable Qualifications
• The ability to speak French is an asset.
• Standard First Aid Certification
• First Nations 101 Certification