Caregiver Support Counsellor
Caregiver Support Program
Supervisor: Chantelle Fontaine, Team Lead – Family Support Program
Full Time (35 hours/week)
Grid 23 ($38.34-$42.15/hour)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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.
PCRS requires a full-time Counsellor to provide in-home and group support for approximately 20 foster homes in Surrey, Delta and Langley, BC.
This position requires a client-centered individual who fully understands MCFD foster home policies and procedures, the various responsibilities of fostering families, parenting strategies, child and youth development, attachment issues, and special needs. The successful candidate will assist caregivers in managing stress, promote self-care, and provide training that will build caregivers' skills in working with children and youth who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption, helping caregivers to raise their professional voices to advocate for the children and their care, themselves, and their families.
In addition, they will be familiar with the Ministry of Children and Families system and be experts in organizing and managing reports and communicating with other professionals. They will regularly liaise with a wide range of professionals in the child in the care system and attend case management meetings with caregivers as their support and advocate. The individual will be well organized and can work on their own.
1) Groups for caregivers who have children that have experienced attachment disruption.
2) Groups for grandparents who have children who are 'Out of Care.'
3) Groups for the caregivers on current caseload.
4) Cultural competency in working with Indigenous youth and families.
The caregiver support counsellor is expected to meet this population group's unique needs and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
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.
o Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
o Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day
o Disability and Life Insurance Coverage
o Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling.
* 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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