Careers with MYS

Assessment Clinician

Application deadline: 18-06-2021

SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services is looking for an experienced Assessment Clinician for a Full Time position within Centralized Intake and Assessment Services. The Assessment Clinician provides screening, intake, assessment and referral services for children and youth in care within MYS Healing Homes Programs.   


Reporting to the Manager, Centralized Intake and Assessment and Manager, Clinical Services, the Assessment Clinician utilizes evidence-based tools to complete a comprehensive assessment of each child/youth’s strengths and needs, functioning and available resources, and provides recommendations for placement and therapeutic interventions. 

The Assessment Clinician collaborates with internal and external resources, family, caregivers, community supports and agencies to ensure the needs and strengths of each child/youth are identified and ensures youth-centric outcomes. 

The Assessment Clinician’s duties and responsibilities are carried out within a trauma and resiliency informed framework that promotes MYS’ Therapeutic Model of Care, including the agency Mission, Guiding Principles and the Circle of Courage® values. Duties are performed within a team environment that focuses on establishing collaborative and trusting relationships with one another and with agency clients. Providing culturally competent services and ensuring client safety, choice and control are priorities at MYS. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Assessment Clinician include, but are not limited to: 



The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies, which incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings; 

Bravery/Courage – Bear 

Continuously seek opportunities that benefit youth by taking initiative and championing new ideas. 

Initiate creative planning and problem solving: be an advocate for positive change. 

Actively advocate for youth, both within the shelter and throughout the various systems that have an impact on the lives of our youth. 

Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions with flexibility and compassion. 

Respect – Buffalo 

Build positive and caring relationships with youth, focusing on meeting their needs in all four directions of the medicine wheel. 

Build positive and caring relationships with other staff members, based on mutual respect. 

Acknowledge and advocate for teachings and/or spiritual practices and beliefs and incorporate them into daily living whenever possible. 

Honesty – Saabe 

Perform with good intention, take responsibility, and follow through on commitments. 

Demonstrate effective communication by sharing information, asking questions, and active listening. 

Role model positive practices and ethics with an ability to represent the organization in a positive manner. 

Love – Eagle 

Role model healthy, caring, and respectful relationships. 

Recognize the gifts that all people bring and allow people to share those gifts, even if different from our own understanding. 

Show an understanding of love in the form of appropriate and effective self-care strategies. 

Wisdom – Beaver 

Demonstrate a good understanding of the impacts of inter-generational and historical trauma, colonization and the impacts of residential schools. 

Demonstrate respect, knowledge, and awareness of Indigenous cultures, languages, traditions, and ways of being and knowing 

Demonstrate knowledge of the impacts of the Child and Family Services and Community Living Disability systems, particularly in the context of Indigenous communities 

Humility – Wolf 

Understand that youth come to us with complex histories, stories and needs. Demonstrate clear understanding of personal triggers and biases in order to not take youths behaviours personally. 

Demonstrate critical self-reflection, an ongoing willingness to learn, and an understanding of power and privilege (race, ability, sexuality, gender, as staff members, etc.) and how our positionality impacts our work with youth. 

Truth – Turtle 

Gather relevant information, recognize patterns and themes in the data, generate and consider multiple alternatives and make decisions in a timely manner. 

Analytical and critical thinker, particularly in regard to engaging and planning youth 






SALARY RANGE: Depending on qualifications, per annum. MYS offers a competitive benefit package and pension plan. 

HOURS OF WORK: 35 Hours a week. Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm 

Please forward a cover letter and resume by June 18, 2021 to 

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