Youth and Family Counsellor – Chief Joseph Centre (Cranbrook, BC)

Youth and Family Counsellor – Chief Joseph Centre (Cranbrook, BC)

Full-Time/1 Year Term – Starts February 2024

Who We Are:  Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Service Society (KKCFSS) is a non-profit Delegated Aboriginal Agency governed by the Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Sector Board. KKCFSS is available to Ktunaxa citizens, First Nations, Métis and Inuit living on and off-reserve in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory.

KKCFSS believes in a holistic approach to providing services with some fundamental beliefs:

  • Healthy communities make healthy children.
  • Children are the future of our, and all, nations.
  • Children have the right to a safe, secure and culturally appropriate family and community experience.
  • Children have the right to grow up connected to their family, community and culture.
  • Families have the right to culturally relevant services.

The Opportunity: KKCFSS is looking for a Youth and Family Counsellor to provide a range of mental health services to youth, adults and Elders, who are experiencing mental health challenges. The clinicians work as part of a multidisciplinary community team, to provide culturally appropriate individual, family and group counselling.

In the Role as Youth and Family Counsellor, You Will:

  • Assessment, intake services, case management and consultation, treatment, family therapy and education, referral to day treatment programs, in-home support, and parenting programs.
  • Performing intake evaluations and assessments.
  • Developing culturally sensitive treatment and case management plans.
  • Providing cultural support and clinical counselling.
  • Initiating and participating in case conferences/meetings with clients and family.
  • Providing information to the general public, consulting with other health providers, collaborating with colleagues and liaising with schools, Ministry of Children and Family Development, physicians, community agencies, hospitals, and other service providers.
  • Providing clinical counselling on and off reserve, throughout the Ktunaxa ʔamakʔis.

What You Will Bring to the Role:

  • Master’s degree (from an accredited educational institution) in an Behavioral or Social Science field relevant to the position.
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent experience in a health setting working with complex care clients with a combination of mental health and/or addiction issues.
  • Sound knowledge of aboriginal issues both historical and current in British Columbia and Canada.
  • Experience working with aboriginal community.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A commitment to confidentiality.
  • A valid drivers’ license and clean driver’s abstract – travel is a requirement of this position.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Our Commitment to You:

  • Excellent compensation package.
  • Generous and flexible time off options unique to KKCFSS, promoting work life family balance.
  • Education and professional development opportunities.
  • Starting Salary of $73,812-$80,938.

Apply Now!  Visit for more information about this Agency, and to learn more about the East Kootenay Foundry.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Tasy Strouzas, HR Manager
Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society
7472 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry.  If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

We thank those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.