Job Title:

Intensive Family Preservation Clinician


Carrier Sekani Family Services


Burns Lake, BC

Closing Date:

January 20, 2020

Full time– 35hr/wk

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is excited to announce the expansion of our Intensive Family Therapeutic Services Program to Vanderhoof. Since its inception in Prince George in 2014, the IFTS program has been responsible for roughly 80% of children remaining with their parents after engaging with our services. We are seeking a dedicated individual to join this successful program as a full time Clinician in the Vanderhoof area. Utilizing the Homebuilder’s Model, the IFTS Clinician will be responsible for providing a tailored blend of clinical approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in order to address immediate safety concerns in the home, strengthen the family’s capacity to care for children and enable children to remain safely with family. Services are provided within the context of a family’s lifestyle and the environment of the family’s home, thereby promoting safety, continuity, and stability for child and family. This exciting position offers ongoing opportunities for training and professional growth.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Graduate degree in counseling, or a closely related field preferred;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related field and at least three years of experience working with children and families, using crisis intervention and counseling required;
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, or experience may be considered


  • Provide therapeutic services primarily in client homes and other locations typical of a family’s routine
  • Deliver research-based cognitive and behavioral intervention strategies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Conduct comprehensive, strength-based and behavior focused assessments
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing behaviourally specific and attainable intervention goals and treatment plans
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods including role playing, coaching, direct teaching, work sheets, audio-visual materials and homework to support families to learn and use new skills
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community supports and resources while teaching family members to advocate and access these supports and services for themselves
  • Schedule sessions at times that are convenient for families and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Maintain a flexible workweek
  • Other duties as required


  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes
  • Requires travel to client homes and throughout the community
  • Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years
  • Homebuilder’s Core training will be provided, employee may have to travel to United States to complete components of the training (Valid Passport)
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and Passport

In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.


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Deadline to apply: January 20, 2020. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2020-01-09

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