Job Posting 77628

Family Therapist
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
40 Begbie Street, New Westminster
closes in 5 days (Fri, 3 Dec)
full time - term / contract  •  $29

Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:

Position:       Family Therapist – Maternity Leave Coverage

Location:        40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Hours:            35 hours per week


Job description:

Provides assessment, treatment planning and implementation for adults, children, youth, couples, and families. This is done working in collaboration with other service professionals in the community who are involved with the family.  The position aids clients in identifying, understanding and overcoming social/emotional/behavioral functioning by establishing and achieving realistic goals.



  • Works from a person-centered framework based on best practices. Develops and implements interventions according to specific and time-sensitive goals. Evaluates the effectiveness of clients’ progress, resolves identified barriers, and moves towards defined objectives.
  • Therapy goals commonly encompass change surrounding managing mood, parenting, relationship skills, emotional regulation, and trauma.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of community resources. Acts as an advocate for the client and assists them in finding community resources to meet their needs.
  • Works closely with community professionals to provide effective collaboration and case management through a multidisciplinary team. Provides support for clients while they are in the program and, as appropriate, provides follow up support to them upon leaving the program.
  • Provides suggestions to modify programs and training. Provides liaison and education to other professionals, and the community. Plans and implements therapeutic/skills groups according to community needs and personal competencies/interests.
  • Conduct written client assessments and reports. Maintain case management and service records in accordance with accreditation standards. Provides reports and discusses case planning/concerns with clinicians, social workers and other community partners as required.



  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counselling or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three to five years’ previous work in a similar environment required.  Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support systems is preferred.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills.
    • Good organization, time and case management skills
    • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques
    • Ability to work effectively with other program staff, therapists, social workers, and other related staff
    • This position may require the use of a vehicle; holding a valid Driver’s license would be an asset.
    • As a condition of employment the person holding this position must retain current Level one First Aid certification.
    • As a condition of employment all employees must pass a Criminal Records check.

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