NAICATCHEWENIN FIRST NATION
- Child’s First Initiative
is seeking to hire a
Children’s Mental Health Clinician
Temporary Full-Time (1.00 FTE)
As a Children’s Mental Health Clinician, you will work as part of a
multidisciplinary team to perform assessments, coordinate client care,
and provide treatment services for children and youth with severe mental
health issues by:
- Conducting psychosocial assessment on children experiencing severe
behavioural, social, emotional disturbances and serious mental health
- Collaborating with multidisciplinary team and consulting with team
psychologist and psychiatrists/pediatrician to develop, implement,
maintain, and adjust individualized treatment plans;
- Performing behavioural interventions, family sessions, parent groups,
psychoeducation, and individual child counselling according to a variety
of theoretical models.
- Establishing and maintaining relationships based on respect, initiating
and participating in case conferences/meetings, providing support to
colleagues and consultative services to child & youth services providers
for continuity of care.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of
behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in
children and youth.
- Broad knowledge of mental illness diagnosis and treatment.
- Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
- Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
- Broad knowledge of school, legislation and government policies and
procedures that relate to client.
- Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide
treatment planning and care.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing, with children and their families, educational personnel, child
protection social workers and resource workers, service providers,
colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and
- Demonstrated ability to take clinical input and direction from a
- Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership and work
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information
system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
- The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to
change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of
the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
- Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records
- As per Naicatchewenin First Nation Drug Testing Policy, the successful
applicant will be required to submit a drug test as a condition of
- Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Work Site: Naicatchewenin First Nation- Child’s First Initiative
Start Date: As soon as possible
To submit applications, please contact:
Attention: Tara Montague-Allan
Health and Social Services Director
Phone: 807-486-3407 ext. 212