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Clinical Family Therapist

Full Time
85,000 per year
  • Assist members of our communities with this rewarding role
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $85K, plus a signing bonus
  • Feel valued, respected, and heard, working in a beautiful northern BC backdrop
About the Nisga'a Nation

Located on BC's rugged northwest coast, 100-150 km north of Terrace, Nisga'a Lands are blessed with soaring mountains, dramatic lava beds, picturesque fjords, and thriving rivers and streams, complemented by our rich cultural traditions. For visitors and residents, there is a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, and much more!

To read more about our history, culture, and long term community goals, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

NLG is currently seeking a full-time Clinical Family Therapist, collaborating directly under the Nisga’a Child and Family Services department. The community-based role is located in New Aiyansh, BC, with work and travel between the other three Nisga'a communities of Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap, and Gingolx.

Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, you will work in a day treatment program providing services such as intake, assessment, treatment, and crisis intervention for adolescents from age 13 to 18 and their families. You will also provide consultation/liaison with community agencies, schools, hospitals, and other ministry programs in a community setting based with an alternative school program.   

The scope of your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, and treatment services to Families children, and youth
  • Providing comprehensive assessment and treatment plans
  • Conducting individual, group, and family therapy 
  • Performing suicide assessments and crisis interventions
  • Promoting and maintaining effective working relationships with clients, physicians, schools, and health professionals to coordinate services, secure input, cooperation, resolve conflicts, influence outcomes, provide community consultation
  • Developing and maintaining a high level of knowledge, skill, and proficiency in all aspects of child and family services program delivery
  • Complying with code of ethics in respect to professional designation and relevant legislation
  • Maintaining appropriate clinical/client/administrative records
  • Servicing all four Nisga’a Communities
About You

As our successful candidate, you join us with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work (BSW or MSW), Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or another relevant field, as well as a minimum 2 years of experience working directly with parents, children, and youth of all ages.

To succeed in this role, you will also need:

  • Strong knowledge of aboriginal frameworks, including intergenerational trauma and impact of colonization
  • Registration with an appropriate regulatory body (RSW, RCC, CCPA, FACTBC, or similar)
  • A valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Effective interpersonal and community relations skills
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with discretion, tact, and diplomacy

This role is best suited to an innovative thinker who can take various therapy methods (expressive play, music, or art therapy, for example) to ensure that each child receives the best care possible. 

Preference may be given to candidates who are members of or eligible for clinical membership with APA or CPA (American or Canadian Psychology Associations), or other equivalent organizations (e.g., BCACC, CCPA, FACTBC, ACA, etc.)

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will receive an attractive $85K annual salary. All NLG team members also receive access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:  

  • Hiring bonus for the successful candidate on top of the salary!
  • Up to 38 days off (20 vacation + 18 elective leave)
  • Extended medical and dental benefits
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Group life insurance
  • Group pension plan
  • Employee & family assistance program (EFAP) - confidential counselling services to assist employees
  • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development
  • Relocation assistance negotiable

By joining the NLG team, you can have a rewarding and exciting career that offers great opportunities for professional progression. Best of all, all of your hard work and dedication will serve the good of our Nation.

If you are passionate about helping others and aspire to make a real difference to First Nation communities, this is the ideal opportunity for you! Apply today!

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