Job Posting 80957

SAIP Program Therapist
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Tue, 31 May)
full time  •  $2,114.70 bi-weekly (GS11 Step 1), with a competitive benefits and pension package
JOB OPPORTUNITY: SAIP Program Therapist (Richmond)
SAIP Program Therapist (Richmond) Competition # 73-21
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.
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:
The SAIP (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) Therapist is responsible for providing trauma-informed counselling to children and youth (ages 3-18) who have been sexually abused and/or assaulted. Counselling services include; intake, assessment, treatment, referrals, and consultation and collaboration with other service providers. The SAIP Therapist will also be responsible for providing support services to non-offending family members or caregivers as required. The SAIP therapist supports clients and families in their healing journeys from a feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens as part of our larger Trauma Services team. The SAIP therapist works collaboratively with therapists in our STV and MCFD Programs in Richmond.
What you bring:
  • A passion for trauma work and supporting children, youth and families to heal from the impacts of trauma
  • Solid understanding of the best practices in trauma treatment for children, youth and families including, expressive therapies, 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 working with a diverse client population who have been impacted by peverty, abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health issues
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant counselling experience working with children, youth and families who have experienced trauma
  • MSW, MA, or M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) or equivalent degree & registered as an RCC or RSW
  • Experience providing parenting support and psycho-education about child development and the impacts of trauma on attachment
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team and identify with policies/procedures of the agency
  • Familiarity with legal system/legislation pertaining to child abuse, neglect and sexual assault
  • Awareness of community resources and systems
  • Committed to feminist, trauma informed, anti-oppressive practice
  • Competence in report writing – familiarity with JaneApp an asset
  • Training and experience in play, expressive-arts and somatic approaches an asset
  • Commitment to ongoing growth and development as a trauma therapist
Your key contributions:
  • Conduct client intake and assessment and determine program suitability. Refer clients to appropriate internal or external programs as required
  • Provide short and long-term counselling to children, youth and their non-offending family members
  • Participate in developing and facilitating groups
  • Work with clients to provide assessment, development of counselling goals and a plan of healing, termination and follow-up
  • Work as part of a counselling team, participate in peer supervision and consultation and attend regular team meetings
  • Consult, network, advocate and coordinate with other community programs and agencies around issues pertaining to clients, including attending ICM’s as required
  • Perform various administrative tasks pertaining to client service and personnel issues following agency policies
  • Respond to community requests for information and education about sexual abuse prevention and intervention
  • Give presentations in the community regarding SAIP supports and services
  • Supervise Masters level interns as required
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required 
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, including individual and group clinical supervision. 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: 35 hours per week
Salary: $2,114.70 bi-weekly (GS11 Step 1), with a competitive benefits and pension package
Location: Richmond Office: 250-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC
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 #73-21 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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