Job Posting 83600

Group Counsellor (Healthy Connections Art Therapy Group)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 14 days (Mon, 6 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $33.50 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Group Counsellor (Healthy Connections Art Therapy Group)  

Group Counsellor (Healthy Connections Art Therapy Group) Competition #53-22





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.


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 Healthy Connections Group Counsellor provides an art therapy group for pregnant and/or newly parenting women who have experienced childhood trauma, including abuse, loss and neglect.


What you bring:


  • you have completed an M.S.W. or M.A./M.Ed (Psychology) or equivalent, and are registered as an RCC or RSW
  • minimum of 2 years supervised relevant group counselling experience with a preference for group art therapy skills
  • a trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional lens to the work
  • strong group counselling and art therapy skills
  • solid understanding of the physical, emotional and relationship changes that are concurrent with pregnancy, birth and the post-natal experience 
  • strong foundation in trauma counselling and solid understanding of the neurobiological impacts of trauma, attachment and family systems 
  • ability to provide group counselling both in-person and/or online
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

Your key contributions:

  • lead weekly group therapy sessions for pre and post-natal women in modules of 6 - 10 weeks, over a one-year period (total of 24 groups per year) 
  • assess the individual needs of participants in preparation for the group 
  • assist in the recruitment and coordination of volunteers and staff for child­-minding for the group
  • committed to working as part of a team


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: 7 hours per group – 24 groups per year


Location: 1638 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC with the possibility of working remotely


Salary: $33.50 per hour GS12B Step 1


Posting End Date: posting 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 justice, 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 #53-22 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**

Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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