Mental Health & Addictions Clinician

Fort Nelson First Nation

July 27, 2022



Job Type

Must have relevant experience

Salary Type
To Be Determined

Fort Nelson, Fort Nelson First Nation


British Columbia


Remuneration: Rate offered to the successful incumbent is pending certification(s), skills, experiences, knowledge.

Estimated Salary: $65,025.00-$75,384.00 per year

In accordance with established vision and values of the Fort Nelson First Nation Health and Wellness Program, and in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, and local First Nations communities; the primary responsibility of this position is to provide a continuum of services to outpatients (adolescents and adults) within the Mental Health and Addictions Program. This position provides comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination, for designated clients and their families, through an interdisciplinary team approach on both an individual and group basis. This Professional should be well versed in psychological assessments, and diagnoses and treatment frameworks.
Working collaboratively with other health care providers and a multidisciplinary team, the (Mobile Support Team) Mental Health & Addictions (MHA) Clinician provides direct psychosocial care, counselling and group work, system navigation and advocacy, and education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resources, while facilitating client self-management. The Mental Health & Addictions Clinician is responsible for providing and developing services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of the identified population.
Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include: clinical assessment of the comprehensive mental health needs of persons dealing with complex issues; provide advanced clinical interventions to persons through a broad range of therapeutic frameworks; research, analyze, design and develop and implement therapy frameworks to address the specific identified mental health needs of the population served; provide education sessions and consultation; provide consultation on cultural and clinical interventions; and crisis response when communities are impacted by critical events.
The Clinician functions autonomously, and may provide direct supervision of provisionally registered social workers, or practicum students. This position maintains accountability to either the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW); or the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Other related duties as required.



  • Assessment and Treatment
  • Knowledge Integration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Computer Skills
  • Culture
  • Relationships
  • Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or Clinical Counselling from an accredited university.
• Two (2) years’ recent related Mental Health & Addictions experience in clinical areas, services, and programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW); or the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
• Experience working with BC First Nations organizations and communities.
• Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations health in BC, particularly relative to mental wellness.
• Knowledge of theories, practices and principles relative to mental wellness, suicide prevention, and mental health emergency response, particularly relative to First Nations in BC, including the current programs and services available.
• Travel is a requirement of this position; and flexibility in relation to work schedules and locations may be required.
• Compliance with BC Immunization program, and COVID-19 Vaccines.
• Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check – vulnerable sector.
• Valid BC Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.
• Satisfactory driver’s abstract.

• Telework (work from home) may be required at times, as well as flexible schedule and work arrangements
• At times may be required to lift boxes or equipment in accordance with work safe regulations
• Manual dexterity required to operate computer and peripherals
• Will be required to work in and out of office
• Will be required to work outdoors in summer conditions
• Will at time be required to wear PPE
• Auditory concentration is constantly required in sessions with clients to listen attentively, to be alert and to obtain and interpret information correctly.
• A higher than normal level of attentiveness is required when assessing high risk clients.
• May be exposed to unpleasant dealings in emotionally charged situations
• Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors, and personnel
• Indoor, outdoor and multi-site locations
• Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, and lifting
• Flexible schedule; evenings and weekends are required
• Travel may be required
• Overtime as required.

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, Recruitment
Fort Nelson First Nation
R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0

We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will receive a reply.

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