Job Posting 101844

Trauma Counsellor - STV SAIP
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 24 days (Sun, 7 Jul)
part time  •  $37.51 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Trauma Counsellor (STV & SAIP Programs)        


Trauma Counsellor (STV & SAIP Programs) Competition #43-24




About the Role

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centred care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated, Trauma Counsellor who has a passion for supporting adults, children, youth, and families, to join our STV and SAIP counselling programs and Trauma Services team. Trauma Counsellors, in our STV Program, provide trauma-informed counselling for folks from all marginalized genders who have experienced childhood sexual and/or physical abuse, domestic violence, or recent sexual assault. In our SAIP program, counsellors provide counselling (both individual and group) for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse (and their supportive caregivers). Counselling services include intake, assessment, treatment, referrals, consultation, and collaboration with other service providers. Our Trauma Counsellors support clients in their healing journeys from a feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, intersectional lens. 

About Our Opportunity:


Our Valued Benefits:

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Three paid household leave days a year (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days (prorated for part-time position)
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Five paid days for education leave/year (prorated for part-time positions)
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity


Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Generous health/dental benefits after three months.
  • Three flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Manulife Insurance, Travel insurance, ++


Pension: Municipal Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees


Work Hours: 27.5 hours per week (regular part-time)


Salary: $37.51/ hour, Grade 13 Step 1


Location: Richmond office (7000 Minoru Blvd) with the possibility of working Hybrid


Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled


What you bring:


Education, Training, Experience

  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology or equivalent degree (MA, M.Ed., MSW) & registered with a professional body (BCACC, BC College of Social Workers)
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant counselling experience working with adults, children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma
  • Training in trauma-informed counselling, somatic approaches, parts-work, expressive-arts-based interventions, and play therapy
  • Registered with a professional counselling body (ie. BCACC, or BC College of Social Workers)


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Solid understanding of the best practices in trauma treatment for both adults and children/youth including somatic approaches, expressive arts-based approaches, the neurobiological impacts of trauma, attachment work, internal family systems/parts-work, and play therapy approaches
  • Excellent clinical counselling skills (both individual and group counselling) 
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in working with a diverse client population, who have been impacted by poverty, abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health issues 
  • Committed to trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive practice and skills to adapt the practice to best meet the needs of clients
  • Experience providing parent/caregiver support and psycho-education to parents/caregivers on child development and the impacts of trauma
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development as a trauma counsellor


Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required


How to apply:

If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,

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

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #43-24 in the email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to   for follow-up. **If you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem, Semiahmoo, Matsqui, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.


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