Job Posting 79596

Project Parent Family Counsellor
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
part time  •  $1,585.64 gross bi-weekly

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Parent Family Counsellor

Project Parent Family Counsellor Competition #1-22





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:  • 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.


Here’s what we can do together:

Provide counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (0- 12 years) referred by MCFD and to provide linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services.

This is a permanent part-time role working 24.5 hours a week, schedule to be determined by successful applicant and Program Manager. This position reports to the Program Manager of Project Parent Fraser South. The position is located at FSGV’s Surrey (Guilford) office. Persons with a second language (i.e. Punjabi, Spanish, Farsi/Dari, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


What you bring:

  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal (including telephone and in-person) and written communication skills (including the ability to write assessment reports).
  • Ability to work with families who may present with multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, attachment and mental health issues who are from diverse cultures and
  • Competence in a window PC environment including MS WORD and


Education/ Training / Experience

  • Family counsellors will have a minimum of a Masters degree in a social science (e.g. MSW/MA/MEd in counselling psychology) and/or an equivalent combination of education and
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with children ages 0 - 12 years


Other Requirements

  • Working vehicle required with valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to drive clients when needed
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Ability to pass a criminal record


Your key contributions:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Family Counsellor is responsible for:


Conduct assessments of the needs, dynamics and functioning of families.

  • Develop goals with the family, and redevelop those goals as
  • Develop and implement a counselling service, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and
  • Provide service in the family home, at the PPFS office or in the community as
  • Arrange integrated case meetings and participate in meetings in collaboration with the family.
  • Connect children and parents to the appropriate supports and
  • Advocate for the child and/or family, particularly in regard to housing, health, basic needs or schooling.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services delivered to the child or
  • Observe interaction between parent and child in their home environment during key times of the day, e.g.: mornings, mealtimes, bedtime. Coach, model and educate using various therapeutic parenting models and psycho-education.
  • Provide information on child development, nutrition, safety, discipline, and home management.
  • Also address concrete needs dependent on family needs, as required.

Consultation, Referral and Education

  • Liaise as appropriate with other agencies/professionals for purposes of consultation, referral and advocacy, in order to ensure that clients receive comprehensive
  • Testify in court when required.

Case management/Record-Keeping

  • Maintain case records as part of client files, including a log of client sessions; the focus of each session; the approach/intervention utilized; the outcome of the session; and any plans as a result of the
  • Maintain accurate records of assessments, contacts, referrals and report to MCFD as required by
  • Maintain up-to-date case files in the agency information management
  • Maintain other elements of client files as necessary to the provision of services and case management.
  • Complete assessment and progress and closing reports for
  • Complete data collection for agency programs and agency accreditation and reporting needs.
  • Ensure that agency and accreditation standards are met in delivering services and maintaining

Professional Development

  • Remain up-to-date on: best practices for family preservation and reunification, child welfare, parenting and
  • Network with colleagues and other professionals in the


  • Complete administrative requirements i.e. on-line timecards
  • Attend staff/team meetings as required, and contribute to the development of knowledge and best practices for the team.
  • Actively engage in team building, including participating in agency committees on behalf of the program.
  • Participate in and be prepared for clinical


What we offer you:

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: Part-time working 24.5 hours per week

Salary: Pay Grade GS12 Step 1 $1,585.64 gross bi-weekly with generous group health/dental benefits

Location: Work in the culturally diverse city of Surrey and its surrounding communities.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled


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 #1-22 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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