Job Posting 86484

Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Westcoast Family Centres
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 2 days (Fri, 19 Aug)
full time  •  Grid Level 14-P, step 1, $33.83 per hour

Job Opportunity:                    Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Location:                                 Vancouver

Available Opportunity:           1 Temporary Full Time, 35 hours/week (maternity leave coverage from beginning of September 2022 to end of                                                                    November 2023 or return of incumbent)


Does This Sound Like You?

  • Have a background in parent-education and family interventions?
  • Passionate about supporting and counselling at-risk families with young children?
  • Like the thought of servicing diverse clients in their home setting, with the ability to provide individualized support?



We are looking for a one full-time temporary Outreach Family Preservation Worker for the Vancouver area. You must be able to travel to families’ homes and within their community to provide a variety of parenting education and supportive interventions that promote healthier family functioning, reduce risk factors, maintain safety and increase well-being.


Cases range from seeing a family one or two times per week for 8 to 12 weeks/6 months, to delivering intensive intervention support 5 days in a row for a two-week period.


Reporting to the Family Preservation Programs and Services Manager, the Outreach Family Preservation Worker will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Conducting and completing detailed assessments for clients referred from multiple agency streams
  • Assessing, screening, referring and linking individuals to internal and community resources as needed
  • Compiling and gathering collateral information
  • Participating in integrative case management meetings as needed to determine outcomes for individuals referred to the Agency
  • Consulting with the Ministry for Children and Family development to co-ordinate and deliver services
  • Communicating and coordinating relevant client information with agency staff across departments
  • Attend as-needed weekly meetings for the intake, transition and discharge of quick response clients
  • Provide interventions and brief therapeutic supports to individuals experiencing crisis
  • Provide a quick response to urgent situations that arise for clients over evenings and weekends
  • Linking individuals with urgent needs to immediate resources (i.e. securing food resources, financial assistance, and housing)


What you Bring:

  • Relevant M.A. degree (i.e. Social Services, Counselling Psychology) with 3 years’ experience or relevant B.A. with 5 years’ experience in family preservation/reunification preferred
  • Experience working with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues.
  • Strong counselling, program planning, and communication skills.
  • Ability to pick up essential items for clients and drop them off
  • An understanding of integrated case management.
  • Computer proficiency – MS Office, ERP/CRM software systems (e.g., Sohema)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR & AED Level C certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record and use of own vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check. 



  • Competitive wages and extended health and dental benefits package
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Education and training allowance, plus frequent in-house training (e.g., MANDT training)
  • Enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan when eligible


Why Work for WFC:

Be part of a grass roots community-based agency committed to developing and strengthening our community together. As a WFC employee, you will benefit from:

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals

About Westcoast Family Centres

Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFCS) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families.


Joining the WFC team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.


How to Apply: Apply directly through our WFC website


Position is open to all gender identities. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada; only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Westcoast Family Centres Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities. If at any time during a recruitment or during your application process, you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please email for confidential support.


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