Child & Youth Mental Health Counsellor

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Child & Youth Mental Health Counsellor to provide support to children, youth and families living in the Northern Region. Based out of Gold River/Tsaxana and reporting to the Northern Region Teechuktl Coordinator, this position will provide regular service to the 4 Northern Region communities, which will involve boat, plane and occasional travel on gravel roads.  




  • Clinical counselling with children and youth experiencingstressful or traumatic events, presenting emotional and behavioural responses (including crisis intervention)
  • Consultation and Liaison with NCN communities, schools and other agencies
  • Development andcoordination of innovative prevention/intervention programs focusing on resiliency and capacity building
  • Implement culturally safe services that reflect NCN healing practices and western mainstream approaches
  • Maintain a reporting system of client and activity records that supports program reporting and evaluation

Preferred Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in a field related to counselling and recovery, or equivalent combination of education and 5 years recent experience working with aboriginal people
  • Knowledge in Child & Youth Mental Health
  • Familiar with Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations culture, healing processes, and cross-cultural education
  • Possess strong personal boundaries, a wellness plan, and familiarity with ethical issues that arise from working with high-risk populations
  • Possess a car and valid driver’s licence, and provide acceptable references and criminal record check

Competitive benefit package; and, pro-rated salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $63,000 - $74,000.  For further information contact: Vina Robinson, Manager of Teechuktl (Mental Health) by email:




Gold River

Contact Info: 

Apply by 4pm on December 11, 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)