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Job Number:  40686
172-17 Family Counsellor
Job Posted: Thursday, 28 December 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018
(in 10 days)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: GL16S1 ($1,913.08 bi-weekly) with excellent benefits including pension

 

Family Counsellor

Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Program – Vancouver

2.0 FTE Position

Internal/External Job Competition # 172-17

 

 

Are you committed to supporting young children and their families?

Are you passionate about helping young children to develop to the best of 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. 

 

Our Family Preservation & Reunification Program works with families to prevent out-of-home placement or to reunite children with their families. We help families focus on addressing challenges in family life and support parents to develop strategies to cope with their challenges and be the best parent they can be, while keeping the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of their children at the forefront.

 

Job Summary

The Family Counselor provides services primarily to families that promote healthier family functioning and linkages to community resources. This position provides a variety of parenting education, support and counselling to children and families referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

 

Position Profile/Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director, Specialized Family Supports, and reporting to the Manager of Clinical Services, the Family Counsellor provides:

  • Variety of parenting education, supportive interventions and counseling services that promote healthier family functioning and utilization of community supports
  • Support and counselling to children and families referred by MCFD and linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services
  • Advocacy of the child and/or family, particularly in regard to housing, health, basic needs or schooling
  • Assessment of family and/or child functioning and needs within expected time frames

 

Required Competencies

·        Collaborative Communication

·        Personal Effectiveness

·        Personal Leadership

·        Commitment to Excellence

 

·        Conflict Management

·        Developing Others

·        Networking / Relationship Building

 

 

Job Specific Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and practices
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with families
  • In-depth knowledge of child development and child abuse dynamics
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around service delivery
  • An understanding of child and adolescent stages of development
  • Superior crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to work with families that may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues
  • Ability to provide counselling in a variety of approaches that best fits client needs
  • Knowledge of Computer operating systems, ie. Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Publisher

Education / Experience

  • Masters degree in social work or clinical counselling, and
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Other Requirements

  • Criminal record check is a condition of employment
  • Standard First Aid Certificate, or training provided
  • Class Five Driver’s License and personal vehicle
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary

 

Desirable Skills/ Experience

  • Experience in the Family Preservation Program

 

Why Work Here?

·        Friendly Work Environment

·        Flexible Working Hours

·        Excellent benefits, including pension

·        Support the Local Community

·        Rewarding Experience

 


 

To apply

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

 

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:

 

 

Please also reference “172-17 Family Counsellor – Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Services” in the subject line of your email

 

Work Hours:           35 hours/week

Salary:                       GL16S1 ($1,913.08 bi-weekly) with excellent benefits including pension

        Location:                 4103 Fraser Street

Start Date:              To be determined

Closing Date:       Open until 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.

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To apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:


Please also reference “172-17 Family Counsellor – Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Services” in the subject line of your email
Contact Details:
To apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor; Email:


Please also reference “172-17 Family Counsellor – Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Services” in the subject line of your email
www:   www.fsgv.ca


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