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Job Opportunities at YCS

Mental Health/Substance Use/Anti-Violance Clinician

Clearwater & Barriere - Regular Part-Time

Position Summary

This is a blended position of a mental health/substance use (MHSU) clinician and anti-violence counsellor through the Stopping the Violence program as part of our integrated counselling team.

MHSU clinician/counsellor

Providing services primarily with adult and senior population providing intake, brief interventions, assessments, counselling, integrated treatment planning and case management

Responsibilities will include carrying a caseload delivering services to those with a diagnosis of major mood disorders, personality disorders, and concurrent disorders (medical conditions, trauma, addictions and other disorders). Position will require competencies in collaboration with other agencies, working with physicians, psychiatrists and with local First Nation Band service team. Position may also include providing services to youth with problem substance abuse issues.

Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Providing services to adult women who are in domestic abusive situations and/or who have been in abusive relationships. Conducting initial assessments and co-creating safety plans. Provide psycho-education and counselling to work through effects of violence. Coordinating community resources and services to support women i.e. Victim Services, Shelters etc. Collaborating with community services providers including participating in inter- professional service provider groups and provide appropriate referrals to other services providers.


Masters Degree from an accredited educational institution in related field. Individuals with undergrad degree in nursing and social work may be considered with combined qualifications and experience. Two (2) years’ recent clinical experience related to mental health, alcohol and drug treatment with experience working with women directly affected by domestic violence is an asset.  Current valid class 5 BC Driver’s License& satisfactory Criminal Record Check.


Successful candidate can expect a comprehensive extended health package and competitive wages with other similar agencies. Relocation expenses may be available.

This position will remain posted until filled. Only Short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Selection Committee
Yellowhead Community Services
612 Park Drive
Clearwater BC V0E 1N1
FAX: 250.674.2676

Early Childhood Educator - Eagle's Nest

Clearwater - 20+ hours per week

Eagle’s Nest is located on the territory of Simpcw First Nation, a division of the Secwepemc Nation, in a small rural town called Clearwater. We honour all First Nations, Inuit and Metis children and families. Our holistic approach focuses on maintaining balance; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We provide an environment where children take pride in their cultural identity.

The Nest is licensed through BC Interior Health to provide care to eight children under school age. Eagles Nest is a setting where we view the life and education of children in a holistic way. In order to bring meaningful content to our program we honor and respect cultural traditions and values and welcome the participation of family and Elders.

We want our children to feel safe, happy and valued so they can explore, interact, watch others and grow to reach their full potential. Our program provides children with time, space, opportunity, attention and encouragement to develop their curiosity and skills. Our job is to support their learning, model positive behaviour, promote self-esteem and keep our little ones safe while providing an environment that is truly immersed in Indigenous culture. At the Nest we provide freshly cooked hot meals and all snacks for children and staff.

Skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions
  • Experience in the field of ECE, partnering with families to care for their children
  • An holistic approach to child development
  • Familiarity with the expectations and requirements of Community Care Licensing
  • Flexibility, kindness, organization and dedication


  • Early Childhood Education Certificate or Diploma and current First Aid Certificate

Wages and Benefits
Salary: Dependant upon qualifications & experience + Wage Enhancement, benefits and RRSP’s
Schedule: 20 hours + per week (not more than 35 hours)

Application process

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Only those short listed will be contacted. Pursuant to Exemptions 41 (a) of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Appointment will be subject to a clear criminal record check and three positive reference checks.

Selection Committee - Eagle's Nest
Yellowhead Community Services
612 Park Drive
Clearwater BC V0E 1N1
FAX: 250.674.2676

Manager and ECE Facilitator - Stepping Stones Daycare

Ashcroft - Full-time 35 hours per week

Yellowhead Community Services Societies Licensed Child Care Programs work respectfully with all children and families. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun, affordable and nurturing child care environment while honoring each child’s individuality.

Stepping Stones:
Is a brand new child care program and will be licensed through BC Interior Health to provide 8 multi-age care places. Ashcroft, a friendly village on the bank of the Thompson River experiences a warm and dry climate and is easily accessible to neighbouring urban towns.

The successful candidate:

  • Will apply contemporary early childhood practises in the development of our program within a team environment
  • Be familiar with the expectations and requirements of Community Care Licensing
  • Support each child’s holistic development using the BC Early Learning Framework
  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for the competency of young children
  • Be aware of and work within the ECEBC Code of Ethics
  • Participate in professional development


  • Early Childhood Education Diploma preferred with three years’ experience working in a licensed center
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Strong planning, organizational, leadership, computer and communication skills required
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment

Wages and Benefits
Salary: $21.16 to $24.64 per hour + Wage Enhancement, benefits and RRSP’s
Schedule: 35 hours shared between actual on the floor child care and administration (can be flexible)
Expected start date: February 3, 2020 onwards until filled

Application process

Yellowhead Community Services Societies is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Only those short listed will be contacted.

Appointment will be subject to a clear criminal record check and three positive reference checks.

Selection Committee – Manager Stepping Stones Daycare.
FAX: 250.674.2676.