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Ministry of Children & Family Development – Psychiatric Nurse (Multiple Vacancies)

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Psychiatric Nurse

Burnaby, BC

$59,975.91 – $78,720.81 annually


This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future Permanent, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time and Auxiliary (As and When Needed) positions.


There are currently 4 vacancies:

1 – Full Time Temporary Appointment until approx. April 2020
3 – Auxiliary (As and When Needed) on call positions


Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) is mandated to provide 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 youth found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Assessment and treatment services for youth may include specialised programs for: youth who may have committed violent or sexual offences; youth who have offended and are experiencing mental health, behavioural, drug and/or alcohol addictions problems; and youth in custody facilities who are in need of mental health services.

Under direction of the Shift Supervisor or Nurse In-Charge, provides nursing care and prepares detailed written nursing assessments for residents, within a security oriented, adolescent forensic psychiatric unit. Inpatient residents are remanded in custody by the courts for inpatient psychiatric and/or psychological assessment.



Qualifications for this role include:

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with 1 year experience working in residential youth care, security, mental health or forensic psychiatric related work OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with Crisis Intervention and Physical Restraint (CIPR) training OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.



For more information and to apply online by June 20, 2019, please go to:



Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.