Mental Health Clinician

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

First Nations Health Authority

FNHA Overview


About us
The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative, and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

Title: Mental Health Clinician
Salary: $86,778 – $102,091 – $117,405 per year (pay range explained below)
Contract: Permanent or 2-year term, location dependent
Hours: 37.5 Hours, Monday – Friday (core hours 9am -3pm)
Location: South Hazelton, Lillooet, Fraser West, Fraser South, Mount Currie and Vancouver Island

FNPCI Initiative
The First Nations-led Primary Care Initiative (FNPCI) aims to improve access to primary health-care services for First Nations Peoples across BC in a way that is culturally safe and closer to home. The FNPCI is part of the province’s primary care strategy, which is integrating team-based care in communities throughout B.C. and changing the way primary care is delivered with the creation of primary care networks in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities.

In order to meet the health and wellness needs of First Nations Peoples, it is very important that primary care is culturally safe and culturally informed where Indigenous ways of knowing and being are woven into services.
One of the main objectives of the FNPCI is to develop 15First Nations Primary Health Care Centres in rural and urban locations across the province.

The centres will provide access to culturally safe, quality primary health care services for First Nations people and their families.

The aim is for clients to feel safe, welcomed, valued, respected and heard when they access care services at one of these centres.

About the role
This primary care Mental Health Clinician position forms part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team that practices from an Indigenous worldview that recognizes and respects the values, beliefs and customs of individuals, families and communities as well as adhering to best practices current to the field. The position provides team based, trauma-informed care by creating a culturally safe environment in order to promote, maintain and/or restore client health.

Mental health services, including consultation, intake, assessment, collaborative care planning, education, navigation and connection to other resources, will be done through decolonizing lensed approach, being aware of clients’ intersectionality and healing journey to design treatment that would be tailored to meet clients’ specific needs.

About you
• A Master’s degree in Psychology, Counselling, or related health professional qualifications with a specialization in mental health, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Advanced training in threat/risk assessment and/or trauma response, as well as training in brief intervention approaches (such as CBT, motivational interview, SBTA, etc.)

Occupational Certification
• Current practicing registration with the applicable professional governing body in B.C. plus, designation as either a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC), or a Registered Social Worker (RSW)
• Current valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license and willingness to submit drivers abstract.

• Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience working with complex social systems or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
• Three (3) years’ recent direct experience in a clinical mental health and addictions setting working with children and youth and/or adults.
• Three (3) years’ recent related experience conducting mental health, addictions, threat/risk and trauma assessments, intervention and post-vention treatment services to individuals with mental health and addictions issues.

Why Work for FNHA in one of our Primary Care Centers
• We have a common foundation at FNHA through our Vision and Seven Directives to guide us in our daily work.
• What happens to communities and people we serve happens to us-we care for and respect one another. What happens to us happens to community and the people we serve-we strive for excellence and believe First Nations deserve the best we have to offer.
• We are wellness champions.

We have the historic opportunity to achieve transformative change in First Nations health & wellness, and an obligation to make the most of this opportunity.
• We are for change makers. Those who are called to act, open to cultural understanding and teachings, and undaunted by unique challenges.

We are a young organization, still growing and fast changing.
• We provide meaningful work rich with transformational learning opportunities.
• When you work at one of our Primary Care Centre, you will truly make a difference in your life and for many others.
• Find purpose beyond your profession. “It starts with me”. Here, your work changes lives, starting with your own.
• We work together, not apart, with our beautiful and culturally rich First Nations communities in British Columbia.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.

We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.

The Pay Range is the minimum and maximum annual salary based on full time equivalent hours.
Incumbents are typically hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and midpoint of the range based on their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in relation to the role requirements.

The top 10% of the pay range is for the incumbents who are industry experts in the job with the combination of exceptional experience and competencies needed to perform all duties and responsibilities at a superior capability level.

As a health and wellness organization, the FNHA has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority.

This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.

How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Hiring now for Summer 2024

FNHA may invite members of partner organizations to work with FNHA on a hiring panel to interview and select job candidates.

Members of the interview panel might include non-FNHA staff such as members of the First Nations Health Council, First Nations Health Directors Association, First Nations Community partners, or other public partners. By applying for this job posting, you acknowledge and consent to your application, resume, and references being shared with all members of the interview panel.

This personal information will be held in strict confidence and protected according to the Personal Information Protection Act

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