Job Posting 98622

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Richmond (and New Westminster if combined with that position)
closes in 6 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
part time  •  GS 13 Step1 $36.77 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Counsellor - Richmond                                                              


 Counsellor - Richmond Competition #92-23




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 Counsellor in the Richmond Counselling Program supports individuals, children, youth, couples and families to discover their strengths and move forward with their lives. Counsellors provide individual, couples or group counselling to support people dealing with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, the impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties and grief and loss. The Richmond Counselling Program provides counselling from a feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. 

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 Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • 2 1/2 paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • 5 paid days for education leave/year
  • 1 paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity



Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Generous health/dental benefits after 3 months.
  • 3 flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++


Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees


Work Hours: 21 hours per week (with the possibility of being full-time 35 hours per week if combined with Gerentological Counsellor position in New Westminster)


Salary: GS 13 Step1 $36.77 per hour


Location: Richmond (and New Westminster if combined with that position) with the possibility of working Hybrid


Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled


What you bring:


Excellent counselling skills, creativity and a passion for providing both individual and group counselling to support adults, children, youth and families move forward with their lives.


Education, Training, Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counselling or Clinical Psychology or equivalent, Minimum 3 years experience in a clinical setting  
  • Current registration with a regulatory body: RSW, CCC or RCC 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Solid understanding of the best practices in trauma-informed counselling including expressive therapy, somatic psychotherapy, neuroscience, attachment, family systems 
  • Excellent clinical counselling skills with children, youth and families including play and expressive arts-based therapies, individual, family and group counselling 
  • Excellent intake and assessment skills and ability to adapt service plans to meet client’s individual needs
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in working with a diverse client population, who have been impacted by poverty, abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health issues 
  • Skills to adopt a culturally sensitive anti-oppressive resiliency framework in supporting clients 
  • Competence in report writing, and sufficient administrative skills to maintain the agency’s CARF accreditation standards - familiarity with JaneApp an asset 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of community resources and strong ability to work collaboratively with community partners
  • Second language (Chinese) would be an asset, but is not required 

Additional Requirements

  • Successful completion of 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 communities, persons with disabilities, 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 biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within 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 #92-23 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience 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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