Job Posting 88088

Family Development Counsellor
Thrive Social Services Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, British Columbia
closing tomorrow (Mon, 3 Oct)
full time  •  $33.83 per hour (As per Collective Agreement)

Family Development Counsellor

Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Maternity Leave)

Closing Date: October 3, 2022

Start Date: October 17, 2022

Wage / Salary: $33.83/hour (As per Collective Agreement)

Location: 1095 McKenzie Avenue; Victoria, BC

Hours of Work: Flexible hours Tuesday to Saturday

Job Summary:

Provides supportive services to parents, children, and/or youth. Services provided include crisis intervention, behaviour management, harm reduction, and risk assessment. Parent assessment, risk reduction, and support to families and children experiencing issues associated with child protection.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists case management team in identifying potential family issues.
  • Participates in risk assessment and harm reduction planning and implementation.
  • Monitors client’s well-being and progress.
  • Provides emotional support and feedback to children and families.
  • Demonstrates and practices effective crisis management skills.
  • May be required to give comprehensive and accurate testimony in court concerning issues of child protection.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with individuals experiencing emotional distress and family trauma.
  • Proficient in understanding and applying CARF Accreditation related practices.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in human services (CYC/SW) or the equivalent combination of field specific education and work experience.
  • At least two years previous work in a similar environment where issues of child safety and protection are a focus.
  • Knowledge of the mandate of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
  • Familiarity with MCFD Family Vulnerability Assessment Model.
  • Thorough knowledge of community supports and services typically accessed by clients referred to program.
  • Knowledge of substance misuse issues and complex mental health challenges and the effect on families.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft 365.

Additional Information:

  • Employees will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and driver’s abstract.
  • Employees in this position are required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with clientele in family crisis. The ability to function independently, frequently under pressure while managing a caseload, is essential.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license, the use of a vehicle in good working order, with business insurance, and the ability to transport clients and/or children (tether bolt), are required.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA) certification required.

Cover letter and résumé to, Attention: Program Manager re: Family Development (Core Victoria)

This position is open to all gender applicants and requires union membership.


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