Shayla Richards
by Shayla Richards
Published: May 31, 2024 (3 weeks ago)
Flexible within Canada

School-Based Mental Health Consultant

Work remotely and in-person with communities in Nunavut.

Continuum North is looking for regulated/licensed professionals (child psychologist, clinical counsellor, clinical social worker, occupational therapist, or mental health nurse) to join our school based mental health team. As a School Based Mental Health Consultant, you will engage children, schools, and families within an interdisciplinary model while providing onsite and virtual services to schools and students. This position offers a hybrid of travel-based in person service and remote/virtual services.

Continuum North is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene and North Slave Métis. Services are provided by our team across the northern region on Dene, Inuvialuit, Inuit and Gwich’in lands.

The nature of the role allows you the flexibility of working anywhere within Canada. Travel is funded from most major Canadian cities.

If you are interested in inter-professional practice within a collaborative, relationship-based model, visit our website ( for information about the scope of our services and practice philosophy. Contact us through the email found on the website and at the bottom of this posting. We are excited to speak to you about the work we do and how you may fit within it.

Requirements of Position:

  • Knowledge of Inuit cultures and ways of being (or willing to learn)
  • Cultural humility/commitment to reconciliation
  • Knowledge of life promotion and wise practices
  • Trauma and neurodiverse informed approach
  • Innovative, creative and adaptable
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Work collaboratively with inter-professional team, schools, communities and families
  • Commitment to northern travel
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position. For example, travel on small planes, walking on varied terrain.
  • Understanding of Inclusive schooling and tiered model of service (i.e., MTSS/RTI)


  • Registered with a provincial or territorial college in Canada (Psychologists should be eligible for registration in Nunavut)


  • Your commitment is matched to your availability, allowing you to play an active part in developing a position that is a best fit for you.


  • The position is an employee (versus subcontractor) position. Continuum North takes pride in offering competitive compensation. Both direct and indirect (non-billable) time is compensated, including:
    • Team collaboration and discussions
    • Collaborative report writing
    • Professional development and supervision
  • When you join the Continuum North team, we strive to support you in finding success in the service delivery model unique to this role. You can expect to receive:
    • Substantial on-boarding with orientation to role specific tasks/duties as well as to the community and cultural context
    • Reimbursement of professional fees or other fees needed for their practice.
    • Use of materials needed for the role, such as laptop and clinical materials


  • This is a hybrid position featuring a combination of Northern travel and virtual services (from your home location, our co-workers are located throughout Canada).

To apply: