Position: Fly-in/Fly-out Clinical Therapist (Youth Group Care)

Competition: CT-FS-0620

Type:(40 hours per week – flexed to meet youth being served)

Location: Northwest Territories / Nunavut

Starting Compensation: $13,455 / 10-week rotation

Rotating Schedule: 10 weeks on / 10 weeks off

Start: ASAP

Are you a youth focused clinical therapist seeking a change of pace? If so, consider joining our team as a Fly-in/Fly-out Clinical Therapist. As a member of our interdisciplinary team in a milieu treatment environment you will be working under the guidance of the Clinical Manager, with support from the Senior Youth Care Manager. The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing individual counselling sessions, facilitating psychoeducational and therapeutic groups, and life-space crisis intervention.

Specific Duties

  • Prepare and deliver weekly ‘solos’ – individual therapeutic counselling sessions for each client in care.
  • Prepare and deliver weekly ‘duets’ – small group experiential therapeutic sessions outside of the residence.
  • Prepare and deliver weekly ‘groups’ – full group workshops on topics such as substance abuse, sexuality, trauma recovery, grief and loss, self-harm, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and more.
  • Facilitate regular staff education and wellness groups.
  • Use clinical judgement to support interventions for youth in crisis and assess youth for potential harm.
  • Thoroughly document all therapeutic interventions with detailed case notes.
  • Build healthy relationships with youth in the residence by participating in aspects of the regular group care program.
  • Help each youth develop a personalized treatment plan and work as an interdisciplinary team member to help youth achieve their goals as set in their plan of care.
  • Promote a friendly, supportive environment for co-operative living and the development of conflict resolution skills.
  • Maintain client files, incident reports, and other reports as needed
  • Work systematically within the local community by networking and building effective partnerships with community services and community members.
  • Bring to the job energy, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to improve the wellbeing of young people.



  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Counselling from an accredited postsecondary institution or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Be a member in good standing and have current registration with a provincial licensing body.
  • Demonstrated experience working therapeutically with children and adolescents.
  • Understanding of modalities such as DBT, CBT, MI and trauma informed approaches to care and intervention.
  • Experience working with individuals who may be experiencing challenges such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, complex or acute trauma, or who may present with behaviours related to undiagnosed mental health concerns.
  • Demonstrated confidence and ability to create and facilitate therapeutic sessions on a wide range of topics.
  • An ability to think outside of the box and work creatively with youth who may be resistant to traditional clinical approaches.
  • A sense of humour and the ability to work within a fast paced, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Mandatory valid CPR, First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, and ASIST.
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity to the intergenerational impacts of colonialism and residential schooling in Canadian Aboriginal communities.
  • Experience with supervision considered an asset.
  • Experience working in milieu or group care treatment considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Circle of Courage model of care considered an asset.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal reference check, vulnerable sector screening, a clear driver’s abstract, Hep A & B screening, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

About Shift

Formerly known as Atlantic Youth, Shift is a privately owned and operated human services and experiential learning company based in the Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2011, Shift is a progressive company that provides individual and family services in the Maritimes, youth programming nationally, and operates youth group care programs in Nunavut and NWT. Learn more at www.experienceshift.ca

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume quoting competition CT-FS-0620.