Job Posting 77598

Counsellor (Richmond Counselling Program)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 63 days (Mon, 31 Jan 2022)
part time  •  38,055.36 per year

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Counsellor (Richmond Counselling Program)

Counsellor (Richmond Counselling Program) Competition #101-21





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.


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:

The Counsellor in the Richmond Counselling Program helps families and children, couples and individuals move forward with their lives. Counsellors work with clients to discover their strengths, make necessary life changes, strengthen their relationships, and develop problem-solving and communication skills. We believe in supporting individuals, couples, children and families in addressing their own unique life situations, encouraging individuals and families’ abilities to find their own solutions, providing a comprehensive service to people ranging from children to seniors, enhancing the family in all its’ forms, making counselling accessible by delivering counselling at an affordable rate. Counselling services include intake, assessment, treatment, referrals, and consultation and collaboration with other service providers. Our Richmond Counselling Program offers both individual, family and group services. The Richmond Counselling Program provides counselling to clients from a feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.

What you bring:

  • Masters in Counselling Psychology or Social Work or related field
  • Must be registered with a professional counselling body in the province of BC
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant counselling experience working with children, youth, individuals, couples and families
  • Solid understanding of the best practices in trauma-informed counselling including expressive therapy, somatic psychotherapy, neuroscience, attachment, family systems.
  • Excellent clinical counselling skills with children, youth and families including play and expressive arts-based therapies, individual, family and group counselling
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in working with a diverse client population, who have been impacted by poverty, abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health issues
  • Skills to adopt a culturally sensitive anti-oppressive resiliency framework in supporting clients
  • Competence in report writing, and sufficient administrative skills to maintain the agency’s CARF accreditation standards -familiarity with JaneApp an asset
  • Second language (Chinese) would be an asset, but is not required.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

Your key contributions:

  • Conduct client intake and assessments and determine program suitability. Refer clients to appropriate internal or external programs as required
  • Provide trauma-informed counselling to children, youth, families, individuals and couples
  • Work with clients to provide assessment, development of counselling goals and a plan of healing, termination and follow-up.
  • Consult, network, advocate and coordinate with other community programs and agencies around issues pertaining to clients.
  • Attend integrated case management meetings in the community as required
  • Respond to community requests for information and education about mental health/wellness.

What we offer you:

FSGV supports employee growth and development and offers opportunities for you to grow your career with us, when you are ready. We also value and recognize the importance of work-life balance, flexibility and wellness; we know that this work is not easy, and we believe that great teams, great bosses and a great culture is important to supporting resilience. We value inclusion and diversity, and are actively engaged in individual and organizational learning and advocacy in support our justice and equity goals and strategies.

Work Hours: 21 hours per week (with possibility of increased hours until March 31, 2022)


Location: 250-7000 Minoru Blvd. Richmond, BC (with the possibility of some remote/virtual work with clients)


Salary: GS12 Step 1 $ 38,055.36 per year



Flexible scheduling

Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time) and growing to more +

Possibility of remote work/ hybrid work (ie 2 days in office and 3 days work from home)

Three (3) paid household leave days a year (pro-rated for part-time employees)

One paid Wellness Day a year

Paid sick pay (if applicable)

A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity

Two and a half paid Agency days for full time staff (pro-rated for part-time)

Five paid days for education leave/year (pro-rated for part-time)

One paid Moving Day/year

Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)


Health and Welfare benefits (if applicable):

Generous group health/dental benefits after 3 months.

Three flex options for health/dental coverage depending on the coverage you need

Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)

Employee Assistance Plan

Long Term Disability Plan

Group Life Insurance, Travel insurance, ++



Pension plan enrollment after 12 months


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 #101-21 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**

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