Job Details - Behavior Interventionist/Family Support Worker

Behavior Interventionist/Family Support Worker

Eskasoni Mental Health Services



Eskasoni Mental Health Services is dedicated to providing high-quality mental health and addiction services, across the lifespan, that are culturally appropriate, community-based and community-led. We aim to achieve excellence in mental health and addiction service delivery by working as individuals, as a team, and as a community to create healthy people and a healthy community. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, opportunities for development, and a real opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for individuals not just with strong clinical skills (although this is the priority) but also those with an openness to sharing their creative talents or passions to enhance the well-being of our community, clients, and our workplace.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides direct Behavior Intervention and Family support services, including screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, knowledge transfer, aftercare and treatment services;
  • Assists the Eskasoni Mental Health Services and ACCESS-OM Teams in developing and implementing youth-oriented programs and activities, including sport/recreation/ cultural/traditional.
  • Develops and implements intervention plans within program guidelines. Provides referrals, support, guidance and problem solving to clients and their families/carers to address issues related to client/family functioning.
  • Provides parenting skill building, emotional support and feedback to clients/families.
  • The Behavior Interventionist helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plans that address behaviors and provide a means to help the youth and family succeed and address challenges.

Successful Candidates Will Have:

  • A minimum of a Diploma and/or Bachelor’s degree in Behavior Intervention/Child Studies or a relevant related human / social service field and be Registered, or eligible to be registered, with a governing and licensing Board.
  • At least (1) one year relevant experience in the delivery of a full range of behavioral interventions.
  • Take charge attitude with the ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced growing community health/mental health care facility.

How to Apply:

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Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to by April 16, 2021.
Please note: selected candidates will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check and Sexual Abuse Registry. 

While we sincerely appreciate all applicants, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. We follow NSHA salary scale.

Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Eskasoni 3
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Eskasoni Mental Health Services
NOC Code
Social and community service workers (4212)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined (Negotiable)
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
May 3rd 2021
End Date
Language Requirements
Ability to speak Mi'kmaq considered an asset.
Language Proficiency Level
Elementary (CLB 4)
Posted on
April 7th 2021
April 17th 2021