Job Posting 90904

Family Support Counsellor (FASD specialization)
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey
closing tomorrow (Mon, 6 Feb)
part time  •  Salary Range: $37.54/hour – $39.22/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)

Position Summary:

Pacific Community Resources Society seeks a part-time Family Support Counsellor specializing in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (FASD/CDBC). The Counsellor and Parent Support Program supports Surrey-based families with youth aged 12 to 18 with confirmed or suspected FASD/CDBC. Program staff provide participants with education and information specific to the needs of the child and family and offer emotional and practical support. The Counsellor strive to empower the family to become their own best advocates for their child. They provide regular parent/caregiver support groups and community-based training on FASD/CDBC. Understanding Indigenous Cultural Safety, family and community systems, family counselling and advocacy skills are essential. Flexible hours may be required to accommodate family support needs and group meetings.

Dimensions of Work:

  • Flexible work hours, including some evening hours and possible weekend hours

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • B.A. in Social Work, Counselling Psychology, Education (Special Education) from a post-secondary institution of recognized standing and five years related experience working within the field. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent knowledge of/experience with FASD, Community services and public
  • Sound knowledge of/experience with case management, family counselling and support
  • Must be registered with the C. College of Social Workers or the appropriate registering body.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid19
  • Valid BC driver’s license with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle (mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working in social services and group facilitation
  • Ability to connect with youth and excellent communication skills
  • Community development skills and experience

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       

Chantelle Fontaine, Supervisor, Family Support Program

Salary Range:   $37.54/hour – $39.22/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date:   Open Until Filled

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