Job Posting 97997

Family Counsellor - Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closed 80 days ago (Sun, 3 Mar)
full time  •  $34.17 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Family Counsellor (Permanent Full-Time)


Family Counsellor (Permanent Full-Time) Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification Competition #76-23




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 Counselor at Vancouver Family Preservation and Reunification 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:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Starting at 3 weeks’ vacation for full-time staff
  • 3 paid household leave days a year
  • 2 paid Wellness Day a year
  • Paid sick days
  • 2 ½ paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • 5 paid days for education leave a year
  • 1 paid Moving Day a year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • Possibility of hybrid work/remote work
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity


Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Generous group health/dental benefits after 3 months.
  • 3 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 a year




Work Hours: 35 hours per week with flexible work hours. 

Salary: Starting at GS 12B Step 1 $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 fits client needs either in the office, in the community or in their homes
  • Ability to support and encourage equity, diversity and social justice in the work place
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems, i.e. Microsoft Office 365, Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams

Additional Requirements

  • 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


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 #76-23 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.

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