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Job Number:  40020
156-17 Trauma and Sexual Abuse Counsellor
Job Posted: Friday, 24 November 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
(in 49 days)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $47916 annually

 

 

Trauma and Sexual Abuse Counsellor

TASA Counselling Centre (Trauma and Sexual Abuse)

Child, Family, & Adult Survivors

Internal Job Competition #156-17

 

 

Are you committed to supporting trauma survivors in their healing?

Are you passionate about helping individuals reach their potential?

Join us to build healthy, vibrant tomorrows

 

 

Since 1928, Family Services of Greater Vancouver has been creating brighter tomorrows for people and families in our community. Last year we supported more than 13,000 people to create possibilities for themselves through professional counselling, therapy, education, advocacy, planning, employment support, and other community services. 

 

Counselling & Trauma Program

FSGV’s Counselling & Trauma Services Program provides a spectrum of counselling services (free and fee-for-service) for the community, including a number of specialized services in collaboration with community partners and funders. The TASA program groups STV, SAIP and Trauma programs. The STV (Stopping the Violence) program provides free counselling to women who have experienced violence in relationships, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual trauma. SAIP (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) provides free counselling to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and their families. The MCFD trauma program is a gated MCFD program for children, youth and families in Richmond, who have experienced trauma.

 

Position Profile

This is a permanent position based in the Richmond office. The position is full-time (35 hours/week) and reports to the Manager of Clinical Services in Richmond.

 

Purpose of Position

This position is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention to adults, children, youth and their families who have experienced trauma or have been sexually abused, including adult female survivors of sexual abuse. The work includes assessment, treatment, referrals,  consultation and collaboration with other service providers. 

 

Key Responsibility Areas

  1. To provide short and long-term counselling to adults, children, youth and their families.
  2. To work with these clients to provide assessment, development of counselling goals and a plan of healing, termination and follow-up.
  3. To work as part of a counselling team, engage in peer supervision, and attend clinical team meetings.
  4. Actively participate in clinical supervision.
  5. To participate in developing and facilitating groups.
  6. To consult, network, advocate and coordinate with other community programs and agencies around issues pertaining to clients.
  7. To attend integrated case management meetings in the community.
  8. To perform various administrative tasks pertaining to client service and personnel issues following agency policies.

Further Responsibilities

  • Respond to community requests for information about trauma and sexual abuse.
  • Give presentations on a limited basis in the community regarding TASA.

Qualifications

  • MSW, MA or M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) or equivalent degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant counselling experience working with children, youth and adults with emphasis on sexual abuse, trauma, dissociation and attachment preferred.
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of theory/diverse treatments in the field of sexual abuse/sexual assault, and trauma related to physical, sexual or extreme emotional abuse.
  • Excellent counselling skills including play/ expressive therapies, individual, family and group counselling.
  • Experience providing parenting support, information and education to caregivers on child development and the impacts of trauma on attachmen and development of the child.
  • Experience assessing the emotional underpinnings of children’s behaviour with the caregiver and providing intervention strategies for positive parenting.
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team and identify with policies/procedures of the agency.
  • Familiarity with legal system/legislation pertaining to child abuse, neglect and sexual assault.
  • Awareness of community resources and systems.
  • Competence in working with diversity.
  • Competence in report writing, and sufficient administrative skills to maintain the agency’s CARF accreditation standards, as well as a working knowledge of computer email and Internet.
  • Ability to use initiative and function independently.
  • Ability to present cases to team/supervisor and be open to feedback.
  • Experience with EMDR and somatic approaches to counselling an asset.

 

Other Requirements

  • Criminal record check is a condition of employment

Why Work Here?

·        Friendly Work Environment

·        Flexible Working Hours

·        Support the Local Community

·        Rewarding Experience

·        Excellent Benefits Including Pension

 

To apply

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

 

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:

 

Please also reference “156-17 Trauma & Sexual Abuse Counsellor”

in the subject line of your email

 

 

Work Hours:           35 hours/week

Salary Information: GS 10 Step 1 ($47916 annually) plus benefits including pension

Location:                  Richmond Office

Start Date:             To be determined

Closing Date:         This position will remain up until the role is filled

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Family Services is committed to the principles of diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply
Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:

Please also reference “156-17 Trauma & Sexual Abuse Counsellor”
in the subject line of your email
Contact Details:
To apply
Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:

Please also reference “156-17 Trauma & Sexual Abuse Counsellor”
in the subject line of your email
www:   www.fsgv.ca


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