Job Posting 92430

Group Facilitator
Pacific Community Resources Society
Fraser Valley
closes in 4 days (Thu, 30 Mar)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Grid 15 ($29.63 - $30.91)

Groups Facilitator       

Traverse Program    

Supervisor: Jessica Hilton, Clinical Team Lead                                                                                   

6 months Temporary Part-time                      

(35 hours/ biweekly) 

Grid 15 ($29.63 - $30.91)

Closing Date: March 15, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                       

Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.


Traverse is a program located in Chilliwack, BC, that provides bed-based treatment for youth (13-18) whose lives have been impacted by substance use. Traverse is a recreation-based program using a therapeutic approach focusing on trauma-informed practice to provide treatment and basic care, service planning and therapeutic recreation to respond to the emotional and practical needs of youth. This is an opportunity to work as a group facilitator within a larger multi-disciplinary team comprised of clinical counsellors, youth support workers, recreation workers, kitchen team, housekeeping and the intake and transition team.


  • Develop and implement ongoing group-based programming with a focus on substance use, relevant mental health skills and recreation programming.
  • Encourage, motivate, and involve participants in all program activities and adapt groups to fit individual needs.
  • Groups have 3-10 participants and focus on the Traverse program themes that include identity, relapse prevention, boundaries and communication, emotional regulation, motivational change, healthy relationships, identity etc.
  • Work closely with the Traverse Clinical Team and Youth support workers to provide continuum of care.
  • This is a position that receives clinical supervision from the counselling team lead.
  • Completing and managing daily documentation such as trip planning, group outlines and programming calendars. 
  • evaluate group and outdoor recreation programming and make program required changes.
  • Act with integrity and trust, help to build a healthy team environment, communicate clearly and act as a positive role model.
  • The group facilitator will balance individual service plans with recreational and relationship-based practice using a strength-based, trauma-informed approach.
  •      Model and demonstrate trauma informed practices, using a non-judgmental professional approach with appropriate boundaries and kindness.
  • create an atmosphere of inclusivity, acceptance, support and confidence.
  • Work within a flexible work schedule and work the meet the operational requirements of a 24 hr, continuous intake, bed-based program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and 2 years’ experience working in substance use and mental health services.
  • Experience facilitating and implementing group-based programming.
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19
  • Knowledge and understanding of addictions, mental health, and trauma-informed practices.

Additional Assets

 Practiced understanding of cultural awareness and sensitivity when working with people from all genders, cultures, and identities.

  • Educational background in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Experience working with and delivering recreation programs for individuals with various abilities.
  • Experience working in a bed-based setting and an understanding of policy and procedure in such setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health challenges
  • effective computer skills and ability to use databases and Microsoft office suite.
  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Tuberculosis and medical clearance
  • Current standard first aid certificate
  • Class 5 Driver’s license with business use insurance
  • Use of own vehicle required (Mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract   

Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.

 Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being

 We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.

We Offer

ü  Equitable Base Pay – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer

  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *

ü  Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*

  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *

ü  Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *

ü  Flexible schedules and earned time off program *

ü  Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations

ü  In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *

ü  Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.


Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at . Personal information will be kept confidential.

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