Posted on June 15, 2020
End Date July 06, 2020

Secwepemc Lakes Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician

Splatsin is seeking a temporary contract for a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician to join our Health Services team. This six-month contract will provide caseload coverage for our full-time clinician on leave. This position provides direct clinical counselling service to children and youth in four communities of the Secwepemc Nation. These include Splatsin, Neskonlith, Adams Lake, and Little Shuswap. We are looking for a full-time applicant but will consider part-time applications. Evening and weekend work are not an option.

This position will:

  • Provide culturally safe, trauma-informed counselling service to children and youth ages five to eighteen.
  • Work from an existing caseload and accept new referrals to the service.
  • Provide support and education services for families of clients where appropriate
  • Maintenance of client confidentiality and privacy per professional regulatory guidelines and following standards of practice and legal requirements
  • Provide client referrals to external agencies, internal services, traditional healers and other culturally relevant resources
  • Provide advocacy support to clients and families to access appropriate programs and services
  • Participate in interdisciplinary care conferences including the use of telehealth and e-health technologies
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision and case consultation with program team management

To be selected, you will have the following qualifications: Master’s Degree in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, or a relevant field. Be a member in good standing of a professional regulatory body and a minimum of three years’ experience working in your field. You understand holistic health including all aspects of the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual quadrants. Preference will be given to those candidates with direct experience working with First Nations people and communities. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required, as well as the ability to manage time while delivering service in four communities. Also needed will be a current driver’s license and clean drivers abstract, and a criminal record check.

This position is right for you if you have knowledge of First Nations peoples, are positive, energetic, and a self-starter who enjoys a challenge.  Interested candidates, please email cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to [email protected]

If you would like more information about this position, please contact: Robb Lansdowne at 250-838-9538


The Secwepemc Nation is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.