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Job Number:  48751
111-18 Spanish Speaking Family Counsellor
Job Posted: Friday, 12 October 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
(46 days ago)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $26.59/hr

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Spanish Speaking Project Parent Family Counsellor

Project Parent Family Counsellor Competition #111-18

 

DO YOU WANT A MEANINGFUL CAREER, HELPING OTHERS? JOIN US!

 

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

Founded in 1928 and celebrating its 90th year, FSGV is a charitable organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

 

Our values:

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Optimism
  • Excellence

 

FSGV commands respect in the community while envisioning and impacting brighter futures for the people we serve. We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education, employment support and community services.

 

HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER

Provide counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (0- 12 years) referred by MCFD and to provide linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services.

YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Family Counsellor is responsible for:

Counselling

Conduct assessments of the needs, dynamics and functioning of families.

  • Develop goals with the family, and redevelop those goals as
  • Develop and implement a counselling service, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and
  • Provide service in the family home or in the community as
  • Arrange integrated case meetings and participate in meetings in collaboration with the family.
  • Connect children and parents to the appropriate supports and
  • Advocate for the child and/or family, particularly in regard to housing, health, basic needs or schooling.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services delivered to the child or
  • Observes interaction between parent and child in their home environment during key times of the day, e.g.: mornings, mealtimes, bedtime. Coaches, models and educates using various therapeutic parenting models and psycho education.
  • Provides information on child development, nutrition, safety, discipline, and home management.
  • Also addresses concrete needs dependant on family needs, as required.

 

Case Management/Record-Keeping

  • Maintain case records as part of client files, including a log of client sessions; the focus of each session; the approach/intervention utilized; the outcome of the session; and any plans as a result of the
  • Maintain accurate records of assessments, contacts, referrals and report to MCFD as required by
  • Complete data collection for agency programs and agency accreditation and reporting needs.
  • Ensure that agency and accreditation standards are met in delivering services and maintaining

 

 

Other

  • Complete administrative requirements i.e.
  • Participate in and be prepared for clinical

 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal (including telephone and in-person) and written communication skills (including the ability to write assessment reports).
  • Ability to work with families who may present with multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, attachment and mental health issues who are from diverse cultures and
  • Competence in a window PC environment including MS WORD and

 

Education/ Training / Experience

  • Family counsellors will have a minimum of a Masters degree in a social science (e.g. MSW/MA/MEd in counselling psychology) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3-years’ experience working with children ages 0 - 12 years

 

Other Requirements

  • Vehicle required
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Persons with a Spanish language capacity are encouraged to apply
  • Ability to pass a criminal record

 

 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

 

FSGV offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to help parents nurture and strengthen their families, influence the growth of a new team, nurture cooperative relationships and make a positive impact in our community.

 

FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.

 

FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, and offer mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

 

Work Hours: 17.5 to 21 Hours per Week (Monday to Thursday)

 

Hourly: $26.59 (GS10, Step 1)

 

Location: Work in the culturally vibrant Greater Vancouver Neighbourhoods of Burnaby and New Westminster with Spanish speaking families.

 

HOW TO APPLY

If this describes you, please send us your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number 111-18 in email subject line). Please tell us where you heard of this opportunity, outlining your interest and demonstrating your relevant experience for this role in your cover letter.

 

FSGV is an equal opportunity employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to for follow-up.

 

Send your application to: Shabniz Kurji, Program Manager,

 

Post End Date: This position will remain posted until the role is filled.

 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

 

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

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If this describes you, please send us your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number 111-18 in email subject line). Please tell us where you heard of this opportunity, outlining your interest and demonstrating your relevant experience for this role in your cover letter.
Contact Details:
Stacey Leong
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
201-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1W1

Tel: 604-731-4951
Fax: 604-733-7009
E-mail:
www:   fsgv.ca/careers/111-18/


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