Integrated Child & Youth (School Based) Clinical Counsellor (ICY-CC) with Coast Mountain SD82May 9, 2022
Integrated Child & Youth (School Based) Clinical Counsellor (ICY-CC)
The Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is inviting applications for two positions of Integrated Child & Youth (school based) Clinical Counsellor (ICY-CC). One position available in Terrace and one position available in Hazelton. These positions are part of a community-based, multidisciplinary team that will coordinate and deliver wraparound mental health and substance use services and supports for children and youth 0-19 and their families. The service delivery will be flexible and outbound, reflecting the preferences of children, youth, and families. Each ICY team will support all children and youth within the geographic region, including those who don’t attend a school. This full-time position is to commence July 1, 2022.
Reporting and accountable to the Director of Instruction-Learner Support, the primary responsibilities of this position are to work as part of the multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional integrated child and youth team to provide therapeutic counselling services and school liaison support for children, youth and families experiencing mild/moderate mental health needs, and to manage and oversee the Youth Peer Support Worker positions.
This role includes outreach work with the community to support a cluster of Public, Independent and First Nations operated schools within the geographic region.
This role is required to be available to perform time-sensitive work outside of regular (9-5) working hours as required, e.g., emergency counselling to children and youth and their families.
Responsibilities will include the following:
- Support the ICY team and schools served to mitigate and address factors which may precipitate mental health and substance use challenges for children and youth.
- Provide child/youth and family therapeutic counselling through a lens of intervention and/or prevention support. Monitor the progress of child/youth on their case load.
- Perform the functions of a manager of employees in the Youth Peer Support Worker positions as a part of the ICY teams including:
- Responsible for recruitment, selection and hiring of school-based employees assigned to the portfolio within the program
- Provide orientation, coaching, training and mentoring to direct reports
- Manage employee conduct related matters including conduct employee relations related to investigations with the human resources department, issues discipline and discharge of the employees when necessary
- Manage employees attendance including informal and formal discussions with employees when absenteeism is continuously impacting service delivery; provides consideration to all applicable leave of absence requests
- Manage employees including routine informal performance feedback, the development of employee work plans, and conduct staff performance review and related development plans reviews.
- Interpret and comply with applicable collective agreements, participate in the grievance and arbitration process, and consult with human resources to provide feedback on collective bargaining initiatives necessary to support to the program and community
- Manage assigned budget including staffing budgets allocated to the portfolio
- Liaise between school staff and the ICY team, to represent and advocate for the needs of all children and youth (birth to 18) within the geographic area with a focus on prevention/early intervention wherever possible.
- Provide support for the Youth Peer Support Workers and to participate as a core ICY team member.
- Attend and actively participate in integrated child and youth team meetings.
- Provide oversight and supervision of the Youth Peer Support Workers and to provide peer-based mentoring and emotional support to youth ages 12-19 with the following:
- to support systems navigation and resource distribution to youth;
- in facilitating or co-facilitating groups for children, youth and families as needed;
- to encourage membership in the school community.
- As needed and as appropriate, attend school-based team meetings, partner and community agency meetings.
- Facilitate multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional team decision making through a consensus building process.
- Deliver workshops and ongoing training to families, district staff and community agencies as determined by the ICY team.
- Lead counselling groups for children, youth and families as needed.
- Cultivate a collegial atmosphere with case supervision and case consultation.
- Work in collaboration with schools and school district counsellors.
- Consult with and coordinate support services from outside agencies when needed (e.g., community services, RCMP).
Education & Professional Certification:
- Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology or a related field and must include a 300-hour supervised school-based practicum or equivalent.
- Must be a Registered Clinical Counsellor and meet educational and training criteria to be a member of the BC Association of Clinical counsellors (BCACC).
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience working with families, children, and youth in a clinical counselling setting is preferred.
- Experience in clinical and/or educational interventions with children, adolescents, and families (including crisis intervention).
- Experience leading and managing employees including hiring, coaching and mentoring, performance and attendance management, and applying corrective discipline preferably in a unionized environment.
- Recent training and successful experience in mental health initiatives and suicide prevention.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience liaising between community partners.
The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022. Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume and references. Please include all previous employers in your list of references. Applicants agree to confidential reference checks as a condition of application.
Please submit application to the attention of:
Julia Nieckarz, Director of Instruction. Learner Support
Integrated Child & Youth Clinical Counsellor
Coast Mountains Board of Education, School District 82
3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, BC, V8G 3E9
Phone: (250) 638-4415
Note: Successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Records Review Act. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.