Outreach Clinician QC (Full Time)


SPO MH 25 – Outreach Clinician, CYMH

BC Public Service
Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25

Students and other applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position but at a lower classification. Please read below for further information.
An eligibility list may be established.


As of November 30, 2016, the following retention incentives are available to all regular permanent Social Workers (SPO series) residing in communities designated as hard to recruit or remote across the province.

In addition to the re-imbursement of relocation costs (where applicable), the incentive program provides the following:

  • $6,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff*
  • $3,000 annual lump sum payment to regular permanent full-time and part-time social worker staff in the SPO growth series*

For more information regarding these incentives, click here.

A hands-on role helping children and youth in your community

An integral member of a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team and in coordination with other community agencies and professionals, you provide a range of mental health services to children, youth and their families, when the child or youth is suffering from serious emotional, psychological, behavioural or psychiatric illness.

As an Outreach Clinician, CYMH, you provide direct clinical services such as intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and crisis intervention for children, youth and their families. Consulting with community agencies, schools, hospitals, and other ministry programs, you understand the importance of being involved in community education, development, coordination and prevention/early intervention programs. You build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in the community to ensure that conflicts are resolved and appropriate outcomes are achieved.

This is your opportunity to work with families facing difficult challenges and help make a difference.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Danielle.Plummer@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (Clinical Specialization) or equivalent training/education or a Master’s Degree in Child and Youth Care; MA (Clinical Psychology/Educational Counselling having completed a Practicum in Child and Youth Counselling; OR a comparable Graduate Degree at Master’s level ie: M.ED (Counselling), MFT (Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy) or comparable graduate degree at Master’s level.

Note: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you must confirm that it has been assessed for equivalency through the International Credential Evaluation Services. Confirmation for equivalency for your degree is required for you to be considered. Please indicate in your resume (cut and paste a copy of the approval. If in progress proof must be provided on or by the closing date of the competition).

Note: It is recommended that successful Social Work candidates seek and obtain clinical registration with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW) within 6 months of having completed the required 3000 hours of supervised clinical practice.

  • Minimum two (2) years Clinical experience working in child and youth mental services, with responsibility for providing a wide range of Community based Mental Health services.

Preference may be given to applicants who have the following:

    • Two (2) years of post-Master’s degree experience working in Child and Youth Mental Health services, with responsibility for providing a wide range of Community based Mental Health services.
    • One or more years of recent experience providing services to individuals experiencing problematic substance use and mental health challenges.
    • Experience in Early Childhood Mental Health.
    • A minimum of one (1) year experience with Family Counselling.
    • Experience working with Indigenous Communities in British Columbia.
    • Applicants who have Indigenous Heritage (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and who also meet the required Education and Experience statements.

Students and other applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered but at a lower classification. If hired, you would be under-implemented at the Social Program Officer 21 classification with an employee development plan in place until the qualifications for Social Program Officer (CYMH) 25 are fully met. Being under-implemented may include not yet having your Degree or not having 2 years Clinical experience working with Children, Youth and their families with responsibility for providing a wide range of Community based Mental Health services.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

Cover Letter: NO

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

How to Apply

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