Join us as Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker!
Job Title: Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker Start Date: as soon as possible Position Duration: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension (3-month probation) Hours/week: 24 hours/week Hourly wage: $24-$26/hour Vacation: 4 weeks/year Benefits: Full benefits paid by employer, 5% RRSP Contribution (following probation) Office Location: Castlegar, BC Communities Served: Trail, Castlegar, & surrounding areas
Application Deadline: Friday, July 30th, 2021 @ 5pm Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Child and Youth Mental Health Worker supports children/youth aged 6-18 and their families in further growing their abilities to manage mild to moderate mental, emotional, and behavioural challenges. The Child and Youth Mental Health Worker has a strengths-based, child/youth/family-centred, trauma-informed, low-barrier, and highly collaborative approach to practice while additionally working from a systemic orientation.
The Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker will join other Freedom Quest practitioners in employing an eclectic, generalist, and common factors approach to practice. They make use of techniques and tools from diverse evidence-based models of practice while operating with the knowledge that treatment plans are flexible depending on the ever-changing needs of the client(s) and community.
The Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker is anticipated to allocate their time to the tasks below, however, they have the flexibility to manage their schedule and task list according to the needs of the communities they serve as well as to the needs of the agency and the contract(s). They are invited to communicate to their supervisor, the Concurrent Disorders Clinician, any changes to the following task list according to their actual experience of the position.
Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker Summary
Child, Youth & Family Clinical Counselling Services
manage program budget
collect program data
participate in strategic planning initiatives
seek out and participate in training opportunities
perform duties in accordance with Freedom Quest’s Policy Manual
prepare statistical, outcome, and narrative reports
attend general staff meetings
engage in and prepare for clinical supervision
inform community partners about Freedom Quest programs and services
maintain current & accurate client files and other records
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Education & Training
Master’s degree in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, a related field, or Bachelor's degree with equivalent experience, training, and/or skills.
Experience o Minimum 2 years clinical experience working in child and youth mental health services with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health services. o Experience working with children and youth aged 6-18 o Experience being in relationship with Indigenous people o Experience working with LBGTQ2S+ youth and their families o Experience working from a harm-reduction approach o Experience working with people who use substances o Experience working alongside worldviews that are not your own
Skills and Abilities
Ability to build rapport with youth and families
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time
Able to contribute positively to a team environment as well as work independently
Valid Class V Driver’s License (required)
Driver’s Abstract (required)
Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (required)
Reliable Vehicle (required)
Criminal Record Check for working with children and vulnerable adults (required)
Recent Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (an asset)