Mental Health Clinician Team Lead

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Mental Health Clinician Team Lead
Salary Range
$44 - $45/hour
Extended health benefits, dental, vacation days, relocation allowance, bonus
Healthcare & Biotech Jobs
Healthcare - Health Services
Terrace - BC
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Our client is a delegated Aboriginal Agency that provides family support, guardianship, and caregiver services to the seven First Nations communities in the Northwest region of BC.  Their strength not only lies in the words they stand by, but most importantly through the actions of their initiatives.  They are guided by cultural knowledge, values and wisdom and supported with strategic governance by a First Nations board of directors, representing each community.  They are looking for a Mental Health Clinician Team Lead to help make a difference in the lives of others.  The ideal candidate will have strong listening and coaching skills, that can lead and manage the mental health services of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Undertake assessment and develop treatment plans considering the context of Indigenous history, beliefs, and practice.
  • Provide individual and group therapy to Indigenous children, youth, and their families, including healing circles and other traditional ceremonies in collaboration with, and referrals to, elders and cultural healers.
  • Monitor assessments and treatment plans, evaluate treatment outcomes and services provided, including pre/post assessment measures when appropriate.
  • Supervise mental health team in Prince Rupert, Terrace, and each of 7 communities. Travel between each office and community regularly as needed.
  • Provide high-level leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and improvement of the mental health services ensuring delivery of a high-quality service within defined timeframes and in compliance with legislation.
  • Lead the mental health team as a whole and manage staff individually and collectively.
  • Provide community referrals while consulting and liaising with community professionals.
  • Conduct intake, assessment, treatment planning and discharge with children and youth.
  • Liaise, advocate, and refer children and youth to other relevant and appropriate services.
  • Develop and implement community-based programs that address the needs of community members.
  • Have extensive knowledge of trauma-informed practice and critical intervention modalities, including suicide and other risk assessments.
  • Develop resources to include holistic, spiritual, cultural, and traditional methods.
  • Have a mature outlook on life and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Have experience working with First Nations individuals, families, and communities.
  • Have the ability to recognize and respect all cultural diversity with an understanding of diverse Aboriginal cultures and traditional approaches to practice.
  • Perform other duties within the scope of the position, as assigned.


  • Ph.D. or Master’s Counselling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology, Child, and Youth Care or equivalent.
  • Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience working in child and youth mental services, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community-based mental health services.
  • Experience in leading and managing mental health staff and services for a nonprofit agency.
  • All employees are required to submit a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Screening and comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations and all occupational health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Able to work evening and flexible hours and attend cultural awareness training among other training.
  • A valid class 5 BC driver’s license.
  • Experience working with Indigenous people and communities.
  • Experience in mental health team management.
  • Knowledge of various therapeutic and counselling modalities.
  • Knowledge of assessment and screening tools and modalities in determining violence risk and threat.
  • An understanding of rural and remote communities and their inherent challenges and barriers.
  • Understanding and ability to practice with Nation based, community-driven philosophy.
  • Aware of and applies professional ethics and approaches to resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with various allied professionals, formal and informal community leaders, and knowledge keepers and/or Elders.

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Vanessa Cox


Having spent 13 years as a recruiter and trainer at Panago, Vanessa’s knowledge runs deep. Her experience recruiting and training hundreds of corporate employees nationally at all levels has made her well-versed in how to assess talent under tight timelines. What Vanessa loves about her role as a recruiter is finding the talent that clients require to succeed as well as placing individuals in fulfilling jobs that help advance their careers.

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