Job Posting 102331

Family Counsellor
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Work in the culturally diverse city of Surrey, Delta and Langley.
closes in 18 days (Sun, 4 Aug)
full time  •  $37.51 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Parent Family Counsellor - PPFS                          


Project Parent Family Counsellor - PPFS Competition #51-24




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-centered 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.

This full-time role will begin August 2024. This person will be providing counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (birth - 12 years) referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). This position provides linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services. This person reports to the Program Manager of Project Parent Fraser South. The position is located at FSGV’s Surrey (Guildford) office. Persons with a second language (i.e. Punjabi, Spanish, Farsi/Dari, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

About our Opportunity:


Our Valued Benefits:

  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff growing to more +
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full time staff
  • Five paid days for education leave/year
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • 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
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++


Pension: Municipal Pension Plan enrollment for eligible employees


Work Hours: 35 hours per week (Full-time)


Salary: GS 13 Step 1     $37.51 per hour

Location: Work in the culturally diverse city of Surrey, Delta and Langley.


Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled


What you bring:

Education, Training, Experience

  • Family counsellor 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 birth - 12 years


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and procedures.
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services delivery.
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with families.
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse dynamics.
  • 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 backgrounds.Competence in a window PC environment including MS WORD and EXCEL.


Additional Requirements

  • Working vehicle required with valid BC Driver’s License and insurance
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Ability to drive clients when needed and see clients in their homes
  • Successful completion of 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 Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all 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 bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

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 #51-24 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 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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