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Youth and Family Clinical Resource Educator/Clinician - Child and Adolescent Mental Health, BC Children's Hospital


Under the direction of the Program Director and in collaboration with the Nursing Educator, the Youth and Family Clinical Resource Educator/Clinician is responsible for the coordination, development, and delivery of the family education services for caregivers of patients with behavioural, emotional, and psychiatric problems in a tertiary treatment program. Drives patients to designated locations by operating the Centre’s vehicle.  As part of an interprofessional team, the Youth and Family Clinical Resource Educator/Clinician works collaboratively to develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate a coordinated therapeutic system of family education, ensuring the education program is in alignment with best emerging practices and the clinical program and PHSA goals and objectives.  In accordance with established standards of clinical practice, and the policies and procedures of the organization, the Youth and Family Resource Educator/Clinician uses advanced knowledge, skills, and evidenced based practice to develop educational resources and to provide leadership and orientation for team members related to the family education program, including community education and consultation.



In this role, you will:

  • Develop, implement, deliver and evaluate the family education program for families/caregivers of children/youth in the context of their psychiatric disorder in the tertiary Child and Adolescent inpatient services, utilizing an evidence-based model and adult learning principles by methods such as assessing individual/group learning needs; determining resources and learning environment required; developing, organizing and scheduling education sessions; ensuring concepts are well organized and presented appropriately for audience, facilitating educational groups, sessions and workshops; conducting formal presentations and demonstrations; and encouraging participants to transfer new information to real life situations. 
  • Educate and advise team members in relation to family education services and delivery to family/caregivers with children/youth in the Child and Adolescent inpatient programs. 
  • Coordinate on-going family education and related supportive counselling for families/caregivers of children/youth in the Child and Adolescent inpatient programs by methods such as assigning and mentoring appropriate team members to support family education and to increase the families understanding of the nature and treatment of their child’s/youth’s psychiatric disorder. 
  • Coordinate and participate in therapeutic groups both as a clinician and as a clinical education resource person by providing input related to educational implications and group processes to ensure that clinical educational needs are addressed. 
  • Lead the development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of a comprehensive psychoeducation and a support program for parents/caregivers who are supporting a child/youth with a psychiatric disorder in collaboration with the interprofessional team. 


You hold:

  • Masters degree in Child and Youth Care or a Master of Arts with Major in Psychology or Clinical Counselling, including course content relevant to Child and Youth Mental Health such as Infant, Child and Adolescent Development, Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Group and Family Processes. 
  • Three (3) years of recent related experience working in a child/adolescent mental health care setting. 
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification.
  • Valid Class 4 Drivers License 

You have:

  • A broad knowledge of family systems and life cycle events. 
  • A broad knowledge of normal growth and development of children and adolescents. 
  • A broad knowledge of and clinical competence in mental health disorders in children and adolescents. 
  • A broad knowledge of Trauma Informed Care including Collaborative Problem Solving. 
  • A broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic counselling and group dynamics, and demonstrated group skills. 
  • A broad knowledge of program evaluation. 
  • A broad knowledge of and demonstrated ability in recognizing and managing transference and counter-transference in self and others. 
  • A broad knowledge of and demonstrated ability to engage and support individuals, milieu, and group processes. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and coach. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to develop, and deliver individual or group-based patient/family education and counselling. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to develop, implement and evaluate educational programs, materials and strategies. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, the interprofessional team, and staff of external community agencies. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events, and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment 
  • Demonstrated the ability to organize work, show initiative and be self directed. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to apply a wide range of computer skills and the ability to operate related equipment. 
  • The physical ability to carry out the duties of the position



If this sounds like you, apply now!



About Us


BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 17, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.



  • 85665
  • Regular, Full-Time 
  • Wage: $34.26 - $42.73 per hour
  • Rotating Shifts, Rotating Hours
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9




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Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #85665-2328249
Work SiteChildren's & Women's Hlth Cntr
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$34.26 - $42.73 / Hour
Hours of Work08:00-16:00
Work DaysMonday to Friday
Expiry Date18-Oct-2019

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