The Family Therapist provides assessment, treatment planning and intervention for adults, children, youth, couples, and families. The program works to improve social, emotional and behavioral functioning at school, at home, and in the community and decrease the occurrence of preventable mental health issues.
13 hrs Therapy
- Provide interventions based on best practices in solution-focused and family systems therapy.
- Teach adaptive skills to improve coping, self-regulation, manage anxiety and depression
- Work closely with community professionals to provide effective collaboration and case management through a multidisciplinary team.
- Assess the strengths and needs of children, youth and their families in order to develop goals, strategies and outcomes with the families.
- Assist families with advocacy and finding community resources to meet their needs.
- Provide written assessments and reports.
- Maintain files in accordance with accreditation standards.
22 hrs FDW/SAV
To assist families experiencing significant levels of stress or conflict; where the development of parenting strategies, a better understanding of child development, behavior management skills and life coping skills will have an effect on reducing stress and promoting stability.
- Teach behavior management techniques to families struggling to manage their children's behavior or having identified child protection concerns.
- Teach parenting skill building to assist in managing child's behavior and to assist the child to develop skills to manage their own behavior
- Enhance a family's ability to avoid family breakdown.
- Assist the family to manage or deal with a situational or emerging crisis and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
- Participate in integrated case management, including monitoring and reviewing progress toward specified service goals and outcomes.
- Provide resources and services to stabilize families in crisis.
- Provide goal focused, brief intervention.
- Assess strengths and needs of the families.
- Work with at-risk and marginalized families within the community.
- Work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Maintain files in accordance with the accreditation standards.
- Work collaboratively with the funder and other community partners.
- Masters degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology
- 3 to 5 years’ experience providing therapy (addictions training is an asset)
- Experience working with children in home, school and community settings
- Excellent knowledge of behavior intervention strategies
- Excellent knowledge of family counselling techniques
- Experience working with at-risk children and families with complex problems
- Excellent case management and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent knowledge of child development
- Good understanding of the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety on individual and family functioning
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Experience working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Good organization and time management skills
- Familiarity with and adherence to the BC Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics as well as other relevant legislation
- Flexible hours of work required, including evenings
- Valid Driver’s License/clear driver’s abstract
- Vehicle is required
- Valid first aid certificate required
- Clear criminal Records check required