Job Posting 101845

Trauma Counsellor - STV
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 22 days (Fri, 5 Jul)
part time  •  $35.71 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Trauma Counsellor (STV Program)         


Trauma Counsellor (STV Program) Competition #44-24




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 to join our STV counselling program 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 abuse. Counselling services include intake, assessment, treatment, referrals, and 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
  • Three paid household leave days a year (prorated for part-time positions)
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid BC 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: 20 hours per week (regular part-time)


Salary: Grade 13 Step 1 $37.51/ hour


Location: Vancouver office (1638 E Broadway) 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 who have experienced trauma
  • Training in trauma-informed counselling, somatic approaches, parts-work and expressive-arts based interventions
  • 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 including somatic approaches, expressive arts-based approaches, the neurobiological impacts of trauma, attachment work, internal family systems/parts-work
  • 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 practice to best meet needs of clients


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 #44-24 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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