Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 16 days ago (Sat, 25 Nov) full time - temporary / contract
• $34.17 per hour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Family Counsellor
Family Counsellor (6 months temporary full-time which may be extended) Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Competition #70-23
DO YOU WANT A MEANINGFUL CAREER, HELPING OTHERS? JOIN US!
About the Role
At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve 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.
The Family Counsellor at our Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Program provides services primarily to families that promote healthier family functioning and linkages to community resources. This position provides a variety of parenting education, support, and counselling to children and families referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
About Our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
2 paid Wellness Days a year
BC 5 sick days
2 1/2 paid Agency days for full-time staff
Possibility of hybrid work/ remote work
A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Work Hours: 35 hours per week (with flexible work hours). This is a 6-month temporary full-time position with the possibility of an extension
Salary: Starting at a GS 12B Step1 $34.17 per hour
Location: 4103 Fraser Street at East King Edward, Vancouver, BC V5V 4E9
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
Masters degree in social work or clinical counselling (or equivalent education and experience)
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of child welfare policies and practices
Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with families
In-depth knowledge of child development and child abuse dynamics
An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around service delivery
An understanding of child and adolescent stages of development
Superior crisis intervention skills
Ability to work with families that may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues
Ability to provide counselling in a variety of approaches that best fit the client’s needs either in the office, community, or in their homes
Ability to support and encourage equity, diversity and social justice in the work place
Knowledge of computer operating systems (Microsoft Office 365, Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams)
Class 5 Driver’s License and personal vehicle
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
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 #70-23 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.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
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