Child, Youth & Adult Clinical Counsellor

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is seeking a Child, Youth & Adult Clinical Counsellor to provide support to children, youth, adults, and Families living in the Northern Nuu-chah-nulth region. Based out of the NTC Northern Region office (Gold River/Tsaxana), this permanent, full-time position will promote wellness through a balance of First Nation and western methods; and, requires travel by boat and plane into communities.


  •  Provide clinical counselling with individual and/or family and/or group sessions as appropriate
  •  Provide counselling with children and youth suffering from emotional and behavioral disorders
  •  Provide clinical counselling services with NTC Mental Health Services Programs, including establishment of a regularly maintained schedule of services to Northern Region communities
  •  Consultation and Liaison with NCN communities, schools and other agencies
  •  Implement culturally safe practices that reflect NCN healing traditions and western mainstream approaches

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Degree in a field related to counselling and recovery, such as psychology, counselling, or social work
  •  5 years front line experience, at least 3 working with aboriginal people
  •  Thoroughly familiar with health services and referrals processes
  •  Possess and practice a personal wellness plan
  •  Possess strong personal boundaries and have familiarity with ethical issues that arise from working with high-risk populations
  •  Provide acceptable references and a criminal record check
  •  Possess a car and valid driver’s licence, and provide acceptable references and criminal record check

Competitive benefit package; and, salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $49,000 - $80,000. For further information contact: Vina Robinson, Manager of Teechuktl (Mental Health) by email:




Gold River

Contact Info: 

Apply by June 25, 2019 by sending your cover letter, resume and three references (available to contact) to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463
(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview)