Job Posting 89574

Project Parent Family Counsellor
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 32 days (Fri, 30 Dec)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $33.01 hourly rate

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Parent Family Counsellor  


Project Parent Family Counsellor Competition #105-22




About the Role

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we have been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centered care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.

This permanent part-time role will begin January 2023 and end mid-February 2024. This person will be working provides counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (0- 12 years) referred by MCFD. This position provides linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services. This person reports to the Program Manager of Project Parent Fraser South. The position is located at FSGV’s Surrey (Guilford) office. Persons with a second language (i.e. Punjabi, Spanish, Farsi/Dari, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


What we offer you:


Benefits of working with us:

Flexible scheduling

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

One paid Wellness Day a year

Paid sick days

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)

Possibility of remote work/ hybrid work

A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity


Health and Welfare benefits:

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: Pension plan enrollment after 12 months


Work Hours: 24.5 per week

Salary: GS12 Step 1 $33.01 hourly rate


Location: Work in the culturally diverse city of Surrey and its surrounding communities.


Posting End Date: Role will be covering a Maternity leave. It will begin January 2023 - mid February 2024


What you bring:


Education, Training, Experience

  • Family counsellors will have a minimum of a Masters degree in a social science (e.g. MSW/MA/MEd in counselling psychology) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with children ages 0 - 12 years

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and procedures.
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services delivery.
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with families.
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse dynamics.
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal (including telephone and in-person) and written communication skills (including the ability to write assessment reports).
  • Ability to work with families who may present with multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, attachment and mental health issues who are from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Competence in a window PC environment including MS WORD and EXCEL.

Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Working vehicle required with valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to drive clients when needed
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

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 #105-22 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 unseeded 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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