Job Posting 98747

Project Parent Family Counsellor - PPFS
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey and its surrounding communities.
closes in 32 days (Mon, 1 Apr)
full time  •  $35.54 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Parent Family Counsellor - PPFS                             

Project Parent Family Counsellor - PPFS Competition #94-23




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.

This full-time role will begin January 2024. This person will be providing counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (birth - 12 years) referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). This position provides linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services. This person reports to the Program Manager of Project Parent Fraser South. The position is located at FSGV’s Surrey (Guildford) office. Persons with a second language (i.e. Punjabi, Spanish, Farsi/Dari, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


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: Full-time 35 hours per week.


Salary: GS12 B Step 1 $35.54 per hour


Location: Work in the culturally diverse city of Surrey and its surrounding communities.


Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled


Your key contributions:


  • Conduct assessments of the needs, dynamics, and functioning of families.
  • Develop goals with the family, and redevelop those goals as necessary.
  • Develop and implement a counselling service, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and MCFD.
  • Provide service in the family home or in the community as appropriate.
  • Connect children and parents to the appropriate supports and services.
  • Observe the interaction between the parent and child in their home environment
  • Coach, model, and educate using various therapeutic parenting models and psycho education.
  • Provide information on child development, nutrition, safety, discipline, and home management.
  • Address concrete needs dependent on family needs, as required.

Case Management/Record-Keeping

  • Maintain case records as part of client files, including a log of client sessions; the focus of each session; the approach/intervention utilized; the outcome of the session; and any plans as a result of the session.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessments, contacts, referrals, and report to MCFD as required by contract.
  • Ensure that agency and accreditation standards are met in delivering services and maintaining records.


  • Complete administrative requirements i.e. timesheets.
  • Participate in and be prepared for clinical supervision.



What you bring:


Education, Training, Experience

  • Family counsellor will have a minimum of a Masters degree in a social science (e.g. MSW/MA/MEd in counselling psychology) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children ages birth - 12 years



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of child welfare policies and procedures.
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services delivery.
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with families.
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse dynamics.
  • Excellent crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent verbal (including telephone and in-person) and written communication skills (including the ability to write assessment reports).
  • Ability to work with families who may present with multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, attachment and mental health issues who are from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Competence in a window PC environment including MS WORD and EXCEL.


Additional Requirements

  • Working vehicle required with valid BC Driver’s License and insurance
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Ability to drive clients when needed
  • 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 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 #94-23 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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