Job Posting 67550

Family Counsellor
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closed 10 days ago (Mon, 18 Jan)
part time

Position               :         Family Counsellor                                       Type                         :     Part-time (10 hrs/wk)

Program              :         TAP(Therapeutic Access Program)            Posting #                :     2310-FC-210105

Location              :         New Westminster & Burnaby                      Hourly Rate           :     Level 6                                                                                  

Schedule             :         Days, evenings, weekends (Flexible)         Closing Date          :     Open Until Filled              

                                      

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

 

Operating throughout the Burnaby and New Westminster area, Clinical Counsellors see families in their homes, or at office locations in each city. The counsellors provide short term family counselling to support families address serious conflict and intimate partner violence with the goal of lowering the risk to the child, of having their child apprehended. Therapeutic access is facilitated within an office setting for parents without custody of their children to maintain their relationship and gain therapeutic support with the parent-child relationship.

 

We are looking for a male Part-time Family Counsellor (10hr/wk). If you are an experienced Clinician who excels at providing evidence-based interventions and can see yourself as part of a growing team of clinical counsellors, then this is the job for you. This position includes individual and group supervision, and training opportunities.

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To provides individuals, couples and families with support to increase safety and decrease conflict within the family.

 

Family Counsellors will provide counselling support to parents experiencing domestic violence, serious conflict, as well as those who require support for family visitation. Therapeutic visitation employs psychoeducational and clinical interventions in order to support the development of healthier parent-child relationships. Family Counsellors will develop, implement, and evaluate the most effective intervention in order to ensure the safety of children and the family.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen, assess, and provide interventions through established best practice for family preservation, domestic violence and attachment-based parenting
  • Facilitate the development of parenting capacity
  • Provide services using a trauma-informed, culturally safe, strengths-based approach
  • Participate as part of an Integrated Case Management team, where appropriate, to support the goals and needs of families and children.
  • Participate in the evaluation of services provided, planning activities, and other continuous quality improvement processes
  • Complete all documentation including admission and discharge reports
  • Actively liaise with MCFD and other community stakeholders, to support the family
  • Participate in clinical supervision and adhere to the policy and practices of the Society

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology, counselling psychology or social work
  • Registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or
  • Minimum of two years’ experience or combination of training and experience
  • Fluency in a second language such as Russian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu or Spanish may be of benefit

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in evidence-based practice, specifically CBT, DBT, motivational enhancement therapy
  • Familiarity with evidence-based practice for family preservation, and supervised visitation
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Must have own vehicle and valid BC Driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract. Mileage is provided
  • Local Police Clearance and Provincial Vulnerable Sector clearance checks

 

EFry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons. 

 

 

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