Ministry of Children and Family Development – Community Nurse

Community Nurse

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Victoria, BC
$66,102.98 – $86,763.10 annually

A great opportunity to embark on a rewarding career

Accompanied by a competitive benefits package, you’ll be working with a great team of forensic psychiatric experts. Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) provides inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court-related assessment and treatment services to young persons pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as other relevant federal and provincial statutes. YFPS also provides services to young persons found unfit to stand trial and those found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD) pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.

As a member of this multidisciplinary team, the Community Nurse provides direct care to adolescents with a broad range of mental health and behavioural problems. In this role, you will provide assessment and treatment services to youth including specialized programs for those who may have committed violent or sexual offences, youth who have offended and are experiencing drug and/or alcohol addiction problems, and youth in correctional facilities who are in need of mental health services.



Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing preferred; OR Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a Master’s degree in the field of Human and Social Development (i.e. M.Ed. (Counselling), M.A. (Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Care) or comparable; or a Bachelor’s degree in nursing with additional certification and or training as evidence of advanced clinical competency.
  • Two (2) years’ recent experience providing trauma informed acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Preference may be given for recent, direct clinical experience working within an adolescent mental health environment.
  • Preference may be given for recent adolescent forensic mental health experience including responsibility for providing a wide range of outpatient oriented assessment and treatment services.
  • Preference may be given for recent, direct multidisciplinary mental health experience working with youth involved in the youth criminal justice act.
  • Preference may be given for Master’s degree.
  • As travel is required in this position, a valid BC driver’s licence is required.



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