SPO MH 25 – Clinician, CYMH

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City : Victoria

Category : Other

Industry : Government

Employer : BC Public Service

Clinician, CYMH
Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25

An eligibility list may be established.

Be a part of a dedicated team who is passionate about achieving our vision of an inclusive and supportive community where children, youth and their families thrive.

We have an opening for a clinician on our stable, experienced, dynamic and highly supportive team. We are dedicated to providing high quality, evidence based service. Port Alberni has a close knit group of community services with whom CYMH enjoys excellent working relationships. We have equally good  relationships with our MCFD colleagues in other service areas.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team and in coordination with other community agencies and professionals, you provide a range of mental health services to children, youth and their families, when the child or youth is suffering from serious emotional, psychological, behavioural or psychiatric illness.

As a clinician working on a Child and Youth Mental Health team, you provide direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, youth and their families. Consulting with community agencies, schools, hospitals, and other ministry programs, you understand the importance of being involved in forging and maintaining good community relations.  

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

Port Alberni is an amazing coastal community on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia. The relaxed West Coast lifestyle is the envy of big city dwellers. Here, the outdoor enthusiast paradise awaits! The landscape provides a variety of activities from hiking spectacular mountain trails, camping, deep sea fishing, cycling, running, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing, to year-round golf, beachcombing and enjoying in the local culture and amenities. Learn more about this coastal jewel at the following site: Port Alberni.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Gordon.Hutcheson@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:


  • Master of Social Work, (Clinical Specialization) Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Care or related field at the master’s level, or equivalent.

    • NOTE: If this education was obtained outside of Canada, you need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES). You must provide a comprehensive report and the MCFD supplemental report by the closing date of this posting to be considered.

Related Experience:

  • Applicants need to clearly demonstrate they have two (2) years (recent i.e. last 4 years) clinical experience working in mental health services, with responsibility for providing a wide range of community based mental health service (NOTE: one (1) of the two (2) years must be post Masters clinical experience.)

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in the area of child and youth mental health.

  • Preference may be given to applicants that have 2 years of post-Master’s clinical experience. 

  • Preference may be to applicants with experience working in an integrated case management approach with multi-problem children, youth and families. 

  • Preference may be given for registration with a professional counselling association e.g. BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors, Registered Clinical Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, etc.

  • You must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence (NOTE: - if you currently have valid driver’s licence in Canada, and if you are the successful applicant you must acquire a valid B.C. driver's Class 5 driver's license immediately).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/ proviso requirements.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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