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Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor, Mental Health Outreach Team

Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: November 28, 2022
Start Date: December 12, 2022
End Date: April 28, 2022
Wage/Salary: $33.83
Location: Throughout CRD
Hours of Work: 35 hours; flexible hours, Monday through Friday but may involve some evening and weekend work.
Job Summary: 

The position involves the provision of supportive mental health services to children and/or youth, and their families and/or caregivers in an outreach capacity. Services provided include mental health assessment, individual counselling, family work/mediation, crisis intervention, social skills training, psycho-educational training, advocacy and elements of case management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Demonstrated expertise across a wide array of child/youth mental health disorders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment, treatment modalities, case management, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to consult and collaborate with medical and community professionals, agencies, schools, and other services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and report writing.

Education, Training, and Experience: 
  • Undergraduate degree in Human Services, preferably Child and Youth Care or Social Work.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with high risk children and youth and their families, with at least 2 years in a mental health setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of community supports and services typically accessed by children, youth, and their families referred to the program.

Additional Information: 
  • This position provides services in a stressful environment, often dealing with crisis situations and requires conflict resolution skills.
  • The use of a vehicle in good working order with business insurance and the ability to transport clients and/or children (tether bolt) is required.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA) certification required.


Standard Health and Pension benefits.

How to Apply: 

Résumé and cover letter to: Mental Health Outreach Program Attention: Program Manager Sabine Vanderispaillie; 1095 McKenzie Avenue, 4th floor, Victoria, BC V8P 2L5 or by email at: sabinev@thrivevictoria.org


Applicants must quote JOB POSTING NUMBER in their application.

This position is open to all gender applicants and requires union membership.

Thrive acknowledges that we live, work and play on the Traditional Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. It recognizes the First Nations governments across this region — Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations in the core area, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations {W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum)} out on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands, to the west Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) Nations.

Statement of Reconciliation

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