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POSITION DESCRIPTION
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Children and Youth with Complex Care Needs
(CYCCN)
POSITION TITLE:
CYCCN Aboriginal Outreach Clinician Specialty (SPO 25)
POSITION
NUMBER(S):
DIVISION:
(e.g., Division, Region, Department)
UNIT:
(e.g., Branch, Area, District)
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:
SUPERVISOR’S CLASSIFICATION:
LOCATION:
Program Team Leader
SPO28
POSITION
NUMBER
PHONE NUMBER:
FOR AGENCY USE ONLY
NOC CODE:
APPROVED CLASSIFICATION:
CLASS CODE:
ENTERED BY:
PHONE NUMBER:
Burnaby
604-660-5815
PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)
The Children and Youth with Complex Care Needs (CYCCN) is a program of Provincial Services Division of the Ministry of Children
and Family Development. The CYCCN Provincial Tertiary and Secondary facilities and Outreach Program provides residential, nonresidential, outreach and ancillary services through intervention and stabilization plans for children and youth with Complex Care
Needs. The CYCCN target population consists of children and youth in British Columbia in the care of the Director under Child and
Family Community Services Act (CFCSA) with significant behavioral, developmental, trauma related as well as psychiatric difficulties,
ages 8 to 16 who require significant intervention and are unable to reside in community or home. Additional services include
community consultation services, training/capacity building opportunities and ongoing sharing of current literature. Through a multidisciplinary approach, our objective is to collaboratively enhance the capacity of communities to stabilize and build capacity employing
Complex Care Intervention plans for these challenging children and youth through a closer to home focus.
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Residential programs provide a period of clinical evaluation, stabilisation, intervention and follow-up in a structured setting as well
as support for families/caregivers and the development of stabilization and intervention plans. Program areas operate with a
multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychiatrist, psychologists, nurses and child care counsellors.
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Non-residential programs are similarly configured, but delivered within the home community.
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Constellation of services offered include: medical/psychiatric evaluation; multi-disciplinary assessment, intervention and
stabilization plans, use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Trauma interventions, Developmental interventions, Attachment
based interventions, family therapy, education and support; educational opportunities through School District; vocational,
recreational and social interactive experiences; on-going outreach and respite services; on-going program evaluation.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the direction of Program Coordinator CYCCN the Aboriginal Outreach Clinician functions in the role of intervention
specialist, stabilization specialist, applying Applied Behavioral Analysis (and can implement and teach to community
integrated team members and Caregivers) and provides direct supervision to Provincial Secondary and Primary Complex
Care Intervention specialists; provides community education and training events, develops, organizes and implements
community development initiatives as well as on-going involvement in model of care development and evaluation;
provides consultation with multiple community partners around developing and maintaining CYCCN; articulates complex
conceptual models of care and treatment to multiple groups of diverse backgrounds; experienced in and able to provide
clinical formulations of client behavioral plans using ABA, Trauma, Developmental and Attachment principles and
evidence-based culturally appropriate interventions consistent with treatment modalities. The Aboriginal Outreach
Clinician will also be responsible for facilitating cultural connection to any young person who is of Aboriginal ancestory
(First Nation, Métis) and to incorporate any specifically identified cultural needs into the Stabilization and Intervention Plan
for the young person. Responsible for assisting the Aboriginal community, where applicable, in implementing the plan for
transition back to home community.
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NATURE OF WORK AND POSITION LINKS
1. Function as an Aboriginal Outreach Clinician, develops culturally-relevant and culturally-safe transition to
Community Intervention and Stabilizations plans and provides direct cultural Consultation to other Complex
Care Intervention Specialists.
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Develop Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) intervention plans to clinical population attending Provincial and
Secondary Residential Programs.
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Provide consultation and training to increase awareness in the development of culturally appropriate assessment
and treatment for Aboriginal children and youth
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Deliver Complex Care Intervention (Trauma, Developmental, Attachment and Family System) plans and training to a
complex and diverse Integrated Care Team staff, Caregiver and parents throughout British Columbia..
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Plan, organize and deliver group on a weekly basis, addressing organizational and administrative tasks.
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Identify and address clinical issues in the various communities and develop culturally-sensitive training to ensure
successful re-integration of children and youth back to community
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Develop community rapport, using reflective questioning, collaborative problem solving, valuing individual
experiences and strengths, modelling genuine respect etc.
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Utilize Behavioral, Trauma, Developmental, Attachment and Family System principles and theoretical constructs.
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Community Re-integration Plans and Presentations:
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Train Trauma, Developmental, Attachment and Family System theory, principles and practice to diverse group of
community partners.
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Organize principles, teaching points, case examples, role plays etc. for effective presentation.
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Use multiple presentation modalities to best communicate content.
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Develop and deliver a variety of training modules, to support generalization, practical delivery and fidelity and
theoretical/practical conceptualization and intervention plans.
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Maintain working relationships with communities to individualize program development planning.
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Aboriginal Centered Service Approach
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focusing one’s efforts on understanding specific Aboriginal interests in order to increase the quality of the service
and produce better outcomes
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the ability to work respectfully, knowledgeably and effectively with Aboriginal people.
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Gains knowledge of the culture, situation, and opportunities prior to entering into relationships with Aboriginal
people.
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Continually seeks understanding of the culture, protocol, and communication processes of Aboriginal people.
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CYCCN Secondary and Primary Level Supervision
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Provide clinical feedback and training to Provincial Secondary Residential Care beds as well as develop and lead
training in the various communities at the Primary level in working with Integrated Care Teams of staff, Caregivers
and Parent.
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Work effectively with Aboriginal Peoples, Communities and groups (e.g. Delegated Aboriginal Agencies and
communities through out BC)
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Develop, implement and ensure fidelity of Intervention Plans and provide feedback for successful implementation;
and evaluate demonstrated competence of Integrated care Team members and caregivers and develop training
plans to achieve competence.
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Sign off on plans and teams demonstrating programme fidelity and integrity and appropriate interventions skills.
.
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2. Programme Evaluation:
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Assist in the development of quality improvement cultural frameworks, participate in programme evaluation,
identifying evaluation tools and administering same.
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Implement evaluation strategies to determine effectiveness of capacity-building initiatives.
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Maintain/monitor model integrity where Provincial Secondary and Primary community groups use CYCCN
Intervention model and treatment approach.
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Record, report and analyse reports on community feedback relating to CYCCN service delivery.
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Ensure quality assurance through appropriate documentation and record keeping.
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Maintain awareness of current research direction and systems of care models.
3. Applies knowledge of a wide range of issues in children and adolescents with CYCCN to better identify and
address client concerns
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Provides consultation/support/education to families and community partners related to questions and concerns
around children and adolescent CYCCN treatment modalities.
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Participates in further developing the CYCCN Model and is active in research of such model
4. Other related duties as assigned
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Includes duties such as recruitment, supervision of students etc.
SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES / DELIVERABLES
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
DIRECT SUPERVISION (i.e., responsibility for signing the employee appraisal form)
# of Regular FTE’s
Role
# of Auxiliary FTE’s
Directly supervises staff
Supervises staff through subordinate supervisors
PROJECT /TEAM LEADERSHIP OR TRAINING (Check the appropriate boxes)
Role
# of FTE’s
Role
Supervises students or volunteers
Provides formal training to other staff
Lead project teams
Assigns, monitors and examines the work of staff
# of FTE’s
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able and willing to utilize Applied Behavioral Analysis; must be able to work with children and youth with complex
behavioral, developmental, trauma and attachment based issues; must be willing to travel as needed to communities to
deliver stabilization and intervention plans and training throughout BC. May live outside Lower Mainland
TOOLS / EQUIPMENT
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WORKING CONDITIONS
WORK EXAMPLES
COMMENTS
PREPARED BY
NAME:
DATE:
EXCLUDED MANAGER AUTHORIZATION
I confirm that:
1. the accountabilities / deliverables were assigned to this position effective: (Date).
2. the information in this position description reflects the actual work performed.
3. a copy has / will be provided to the incumbent(s).
NAME:
SIGNATURE:
DATE:
ORGANIZATION CHART
Deputy Minister
Assistant Deputy Minister
Executive Director of Service
Program Coordinator of Community Services
Children and Youth with Complex Care Needs Outreach Clinician - Specialty (SPO N25)
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SELECTION CRITERIA
Experience, Education and Training:
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MSW (Clinical Specialization or equivalent training/education), or M.ED (Counselling), or MA (Clinical
Psychology), or Masters Degree in Child and Youth Care or comparable graduate degree at Master’s level.
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Minimum two years clinical experience working in child and youth mental health services, with responsibility for
providing a wide range of community based mental health services.
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Experience in working with Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities.
Knowledge:
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Knowledge and an understanding of the complexity of issues that impact on Aboriginal people and their
communities
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Knowledge of normative childhood development, counselling and therapeutic group skills and related experience.
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Knowledge of and willingness to understand Aboriginal Culture and processes
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Comprehensive knowledge of trauma, developmental and attachment theory and intervention.
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Comprehensive knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis
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Experienced in and able to provide clinical formulations with a background in treatment modalities.
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Understanding of community development principles.
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Understanding of a wide range of trauma, developmental, behavioral and attachment issues in children and
adolescents.
Skills and Abilities:
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Strong presentation, training and group skills
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Able to promote therapeutic alliance, collaborative, reflective, effective communicator, strong empathic listening
skills, problem solving skills, non-judgemental.
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Ability to communicate complex theoretical constructs to diverse groups, including discussing bio-psycho-socialspiritual and psycho-educational material.
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Ability to establish and maintain effective collaboration with a broad range of community partners and Aboriginal
Stakeholders where applicable.
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Ability to provide clinical formulations.
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Ability to formulate provisional diagnosis consistent with trauma, behavioral, developmental and attachment
based matters DSM classification.
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Ability to work evenings and weekends.
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Ability to travel
COMPETENCIES
Conceptual Thinking
Planning, Organizing and Coordinating
Problem Solving / Judgment
Building Partnerships with stakeholders
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Listening / Understanding / Responding
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Aboriginal-Centred Service Approach
Cultural Agility
Promoting Accord
Building Trust Based Relationships
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JOB DESCRIPTION CERTIFICATION:
I have read this job description:
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Incumbent’s Signature
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Name (print)
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Date
This job description is an accurate statement of the position’s assigned duties, responsibilities, and
reporting relationships, effective _____, 20__
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Supervisor’s Signature
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