Job Posting 61348

Trauma Therapist – Stopping the Violence Program
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closed 7 days ago (Tue, 31 Mar)
part time  •  $29.04 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Trauma Therapist


Trauma Therapist – Stopping the Violence Program (New Westminster) Competition #8-20





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.



FSGV’s Counselling & Trauma Services Program provides a spectrum of counselling services (free and fee-for-service) for the community, including a number of specialized services in collaboration with community partners and funders. The STV (Stopping the Violence) program provides free counselling to women who have experienced sexual assault, violence/abuse in relationships, or childhood sexual abuse.

Position Profile:

2 salaried positions available in New Westminster. Both of these positions will provide screening, counselling and support services to adult women in the New Westminster area who have experienced violence in relationships, sexual assault and/or childhood abuse. Possibility of group work exists.



Integrity and Ethical Behaviour:  Models ethical behaviour; Adheres to the principles and practices of the organization and their profession. Demonstrates personal accountability and congruent behaviour.


Critical Thinking / Judgment: demonstrates sound judgment and critical thinking in assessing client needs and safety, establishing appropriate boundaries, and developing appropriate treatment plans.


Commitment to Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and professional development. Stays up-to-date on evidence-based therapeutic trends and approaches. Seeks out feedback on personal performance and behaviour, adapting behaviour appropriately.


Interpersonal Communication: Articulate both verbally and in writing in a manner that builds trust, respect and credibility. Adapts content, style, tone, and medium of communication to suit clients’ language, cultural background and level of understanding.


Teamwork and Cooperation: Works collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results. Develops and maintains strong and supportive team environments with colleagues.


Technological Competence: Effectively utilizes appropriate technology to manage information, maintain records and communicate with clients, colleagues and community partners.


Other Information:

  • Two positions available (14 hours/week or 22.5 hours/week). An extra 7 hours working with children/families may be added to either position if the candidate has an appropriate skill set.
  • Successful completion of criminal record check is a condition of employment
  • Some evening work may be required


Required Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree in Counselling or Social Work
  • Must be registered with a professional body in the province of BC and qualified to supervise Masters-level intern students (RCC or RSW preferred).
  • Additional education/training in Somatic Therapies, EMDR and/or other models of current best practices in the theory/treatment of trauma.


Job Specific Experience and Knowledge:

Minimum 3-5 years experience working in a counselling capacity with women who have experienced violence in relationships, sexual abuse and/or childhood abuse. Must include the following knowledge and expertise:

  • High degree of knowledge in the areas of sexual abuse, domestic violence, historical child abuse and trauma. 
  • Advanced knowledge of, and ability to address, themes of vicarious trauma
  • Proficiency in assessment and individual counselling from a feminist perspective
  • Experience working with the LGBTQ2S community
  • Proficiency in advocacy work



FSGV offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to work directly with clients, and the potential to have a significant impact on both their lives and the lives of those they are connected to. 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: 14 hours/week or 22.5 hours/week, with the possible addition of 7 hours to either position.

Salary: $29.04 per hour (GS11, Step 1).  Benefits are also available for anyone hired to work 17.5 hours

             or more per week.

Location: 3rd floor, 321 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC

Start Date: May 4th, 2020



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


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


Post End Date: April 7, 2020


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 #8-20 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.

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