Job Posting 83647

Group Counsellor (Sexual Abuse Intervention Programs)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver & Richmond
closes in 64 days (Sun, 31 Jul)
part time  •  $1,172.5 gross bi-weekly

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Group Counsellor (Sexual Abuse Intervention Programs)  

Group Counsellor (Sexual Abuse Intervention Programs) Competition #55-22





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 Group Counsellor in the SAIP (Sexual Abuse Intervention Program) program provides a range of groups for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as their non-offending parents and caregivers. The Group Counsellor works in collaboration with the Counsellors in the SAIP program to determine the needs of children, youth and families in our programs, and develops and implements group counselling programs to support these needs.  


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
  • experience providing group counselling to children, youth, parents and caregivers
  • a trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional lens to the work
  • strong group counselling and expressive art therapy skills – looking for someone who is passionate about group counselling
  • strong foundation in trauma counselling and solid understanding of the neurobiological impacts of trauma, attachment and family systems - expressive art therapy and somatic therapy training and experience an asset
  • experience working with children, youth and families who have experienced sexual abuse
  • ability to provide group counselling both in-person and/or online
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

Your key contributions:

  • lead regular counselling groups for children, youth, parents/caregivers and families in the SAIP Program 
  • provide psycho-educational workshops for community organizations and agencies/groups about child sexual abuse and trauma
  • assess the individual needs of participants in preparation for the group 
  • assist in the recruitment and coordination of volunteers for child­-minding for the group (for parent/caregiver groups)
  • committed to working as part of a team and to ongoing personal and professional growth and development
  • supervise Masters level interns around group counselling & facilitation


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: 17.5 hrs/week (Regular Part-time)


Location: Vancouver and Richmond offices, with the possibility of working remotely


Salary: $1,172.5 gross bi-weekly GS12B Step 1


Posting End Date: posting will remain open until filled



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

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

One paid Wellness Day a year

Paid sick pay

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 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 #55-22 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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