JOB OPPORTUNITY: Youth Counsellor
Youth Counsellor – Competition # 4-21
ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)
We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with approximately 80 social services programs and 420 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 are:
We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
As the Youth Counsellor, you will provide counselling, support and guidance to individual youth and their families, facilitate discussions and workshops, collaborate in recreational programming with our Community Partner, City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation (Youth Services), and liaise with community agencies. You will also help ensure that programming is connected to other youth services in New Westminster.
This position is 7 hours per week, ideally 2 late afternoons/evenings per week, reporting to the Program Manager of Counselling & Trauma Programs at FSGV. Please note this position requires late afternoon and/or evening work, as well as other hours from time to time. This position is co-located at the Youth Centre at Century House in New Westminster. Currently all services are being provided virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
WHAT YOU BRING
You are quick on your feet, with an easy smile, a sense of humour and a ton of energy to keep up with the youth. You’re also a skilful counsellor with a gift for building rapport with young people in their vulnerable moments. You are confident in yourself, your skills and your intuition, grounded in solid experience in the field. You know how to assess a situation and respond proactively to reduce harm and risk, and provide viable options for moving forward. You know how to both provide support and ask for it. You have clear personal and professional integrity and boundaries and follow best practices and ethical principles
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YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
FSGV offers purposeful careers, serving the most vulnerable members of our community. This role offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community. We provide a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.
FSGV supports career development, 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: 7 hours per week (preferably over 2 days)
Location: This position is co-located in the New Westminster Youth Centre at Century House, but services are currently being provided virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Start date: week of March 8th, 2021
Pay grade: GS 11 Step 1 $29.62 per hour
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 #4-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to for follow-up.
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