Careers with MYS

0.5 FTE Intake Clinician - Mobile Crisis Team

Application deadline: 11-10-2019

SUMMARY: As the initial point of contact for all Youth Crisis Stabilization System YCSS services, the Intake Clinician provides telephone crisis intervention, crisis counseling and triage functions.  This position assesses the nature and extent of the crisis situation and determines appropriate response.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  of the MCT Intake Clinician, but are not limited to:
Dispatch Service
• Dispatch the Mobile Crisis Teams and supply them with accurate and relevant information regarding the call;
• Initiate referrals to YEES, HBCIS and/or BTT as appropriate;
• Collect demographic data for statistical purposes; 
• Maintain a daily log of telephone calls and dispatches.
• Develop a plan of intervention with the client and caregiver to resolve the crisis and minimize the risk to the parties involved;
• Engage clients' families in the treatment process, as needed;
• Meet regularly with the YECSS Team for the purpose of collaboration and planning;
• Act as a resource to the Mobile Crisis Team on an as needed basis and Implement existing treatment plans;
• Provide regularly scheduled consultation with the staff team by attending staff meetings; and assist the team in problem-solving to address client issues.
Inter-Agency Consultation
• Intake function for Parkland after hours and Provide triage and referral;
• Provide consultation to collateral agencies such as Children’s Mental Health, Child and Family Services, schools, and probation.
Staff Team Professional Development
• Facilitate topic-specific training sessions as needed to assist the staff team in developing skills to implement treatment plans;
• Participate in hiring/screening of staff, when requested by the Program Coordinator and provide feedback on job performance for staff evaluations, as requested.
• The incumbent may be called upon to provide orientation and leadership to casual staff, provide supervision and evaluate students performing practicum placements with YECSS. This incumbent exercises no supervisory duties.
Crisis Intervention
• Collaborate with the YECSS Team by providing input to the clinical aspects of case management which involve therapeutic issues, such as intake, treatment plans, support requests and contact with collaterals.
Continuity of Care
• Participate as a member of the YECSS management team;
• Work in consultation with other YECSS staff, external agencies, and the YECSS Coordinator to ensure continuity and communication
• throughout YECSS;
• Extend consultation whenever possible by sharing YECSS resources and information with other MYS programs;
• Attend MYS staff meetings and contribute to the overall functioning of MYS by assuming appropriate additional responsibilities as needed;
• Represent the YECSS program within MYS;
• Maintain open communication within the agency and fulfill administrative duties as they are assigned;
• Maintain clinical/professional development through reading, attending workshops and peer and clinical consultation on a regular basis;
• Participate/facilitate meetings and conferences as directed by supervisor or coordinator;
• Perform other tasks and duties as directed by the supervisor, within the context of the Position Summary.

• Undergraduate degree in Human Services or accreditation from a governing Human Services College (e.g. RSW),  a combination of education and experience may be considered
• Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in a supervised clinical setting
• Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval)
• Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C, or willingness to obtain
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 months
• ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training)
• Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset
• A working understanding of family dynamics, child development, common psychological difficulties of children and adolescents, the reporting process for child protection issues.

SALARY RANGE: $42,559.76  to $ 59,748.17  Depending of qualifications per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan.
HOURS OF WORK: 4:00pm -9:00 pm

COMPETITION NUMBER: 3354.09.19                         

CLOSING DATE: 12pm/noon – October 11, 2019


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.

Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:
Macdonald Youth Services – Human Resources
175 Mayfair Ave
Winnipeg  Manitoba   R3L0A1
Fax: 204.284.4431

MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website