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Job Number:  59095
Foster Family Counsellor 105-19
Job Posted: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
(tomorrow)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $1,626.24 bi-weekly with benefits

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Counsellor – Foster Family Support

Foster Family Support Services Counsellor Competition #105-19

 

 

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

 

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.

 

Our values:

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Optimism
  • Excellence

 

We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.

 

HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER

The Counsellor provides support services and counselling to those providing care to children who are unable to live with their parent(s) and who are served by MCFD.  The object of FFSS is to promote safety, well-being, resilience, healthy development and permanence for vulnerable children within their families and communities

 

WHAT YOU BRING

Education, Training & Experience

  • Master’s degree (MA) in Clinical Counselling, Child and Youth Care, or Social Work (MSW) with a minimum of 3 years in a related field, or will consider a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with extensive experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of clinical therapeutic models and techniques, for individuals, couples and families, including developmental and attachment theory
  • Familiarity with the legal system/legislation pertaining to MCFD child protection, MCFD Foster Family Resources and the Personal Information Protection Act
  • Excellent crisis intervention and assessment skills and the ability to develop flexible service plans that meet the unique individual needs of the client
  • Computer skills in a Windows/PC environment
  • Understanding of cross-cultural and equity issues
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with social service system personnel and other community programs
  • Knowledge of community resources

Professional Registration: 

  • Current registration with a regulatory body: RSW or RCC is an asset

 

YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Refers client to appropriate resources when needed, such as outside counseling resources, job training, legal aid, medical services, as well as local, provincial and community-based resources for clients
  • Provides support to MCFD foster parents and caregivers with indigenous and non indigenous children and youth
  • Actively develops collaborative relationships with referring agencies/social workers
  • Provides support to MCFD recruitment efforts by working collaboratively with MCFD recruitment teams on new recruitment initiatives, participating in the planning and attending of Foster Family community and attend MCFD recruitment events such as Foster Parent coffee houses
  • Facilitates foster parent/caregiver group meetings
  • Liaises with community systems involved in the family’s life
  • Attends client meetings with MCFD including Integrated Case Management, Family Case Planning Conferences, MCFD Mediation, along with other professionals and community partners when requested

 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

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, offering 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: This is a permanent 28 hours per week position with a flexible Monday to Friday schedule.

Salary:  GS11 Step 1 $1,626.24 bi-weekly

Location: Work in the culturally vibrant Vancouver neighbourhood of Commercial and Broadway

 

HOW TO APPLY

If this describes you, please submit your application to us.

 

To apply click here:

https://fsgv.ca/careers?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f6e1f232c016e65f6e4971d08&gns=Work+In+Non+Profits

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #102-19 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.

**if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the subject line of the email**

 

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HOW TO APPLY
If this describes you, please submit your application to us.

To apply click here:

https://fsgv.ca/careers?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f6e1f232c016e65f6e4971d08&gns=Work+In+Non+Profits

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 expressions and identities, sexual orientations, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #102-19 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.

**if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the subject line of the email**
Contact Details
To apply click here:
https://fsgv.ca/careers?gnk=job&gni=8a78839f6e1f232c016e65f6e4971d08&gns=Work+In+Non+Profits
www:   www.fsgv.ca


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