Job Posting 99461

Counsellor and Group Facilitator
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closed 8 days ago (Thu, 15 Feb)
part time  •  $39.81 per hour

JOB POSTING #2024-77-01

Family Connections

Counsellor and Group Facilitator

Wage:  $39.81 per hour

Part Time – 21 hours per week, Monday to Friday  



Offer Individual, Relationship Counselling and Mental Wellness Groups to Parents

Join the team at Archway!

Come Help Us Help People

Location:  Abbotsford

On SIte

Job Summary:

This position offers individual and relationship counselling to parents, liaising with Social Workers, and maintaining required documentation. This position also includes facilitating groups relating to parenting and mental wellness.  The Counsellor and Group Facilitator assists clients in developing healthy coping skills, improving family functioning, and working towards identified goals.

Your Role:

Archway’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator with the Family Connections Program contributes by:

  • Offering individual and relationship counselling, including but not limited to, psycho-education, crisis support, trauma counselling and couples counselling to adults.
  • In consultation with clients (and their Social Worker when applicable), completing a counselling contract that outlines client goals.
  • Collaborating with clients during regular counselling sessions while completing assessments and implementing a service plan to address counselling goals.
  • Taking a leadership role in co-facilitating parenting groups related to mental wellness, completing individual intakes with group participants, assisting in managing group waitlists, preparing and facilitating group sessions, and maintaining group files.
  • Maintaining confidential client files both on paper and on the agency’s online tracking system CAMS. Client files will at minimum include intake forms, confidentiality and consent forms, basic assessment information, relevant session notes, service plans, and closing reports.
  • Participating in individual supervision, group supervision, staff meetings, trainings and events.
  • Providing training and guidance to Masters’ level counselling interns re. program practices, and on occasion, providing emergency support for interns when dealing with clients in crisis when the Clinical Supervisor is not immediately available.

This position is a great fit for someone who has great counselling and facilitation skills, working knowledge of the group process, and has crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution skills.   

Our Offer

  • Wage: $39.81 per hour.
  • A permanent, part-time position at 21 hours per week, availability 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Benefits include:
    • Three weeks’ pro-rated vacation in your first year, four weeks’ in your second year.
    • A great benefits package including extended health and dental, you choose your plan.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program.
    • Access to online wellness resources.
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Regular ongoing clinical supervision and professional development training is provided.
    • Build your experience in the field of counselling.
    • Rewarding work in a positive environment.

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • A Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or a related field.
  • Eligibility for registration with a professional regulatory body such as the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
  • Training in trauma, group counselling, and family dynamics.
  • Experience providing counselling is preferred OR a combination of relevant sector experience and successful completion of hours for registration in the CCPA or BCACC.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • Familiarity with a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Emotional Focussed Therapy, Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, etc.
  • Non-judgemental ability to connect with and communicate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent Counselling and Group Facilitation Skills and working knowledge of group process.
  • Strong crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution skills.
  • This position interacts with people in difficult situations.
  • Strong documentation skills; able to produce accurate and factual case notes in a timely manner.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant community resources.
  • Strong computer skills; able to use Microsoft Office 365 and virtual meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams.
  • This position is for 3 weekdays per week; must have flexible availability within our program hours of 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM to accommodate group and/or client schedules.
  • This position requires in person service as well as virtual service.
  • A satisfactory criminal record check is a condition of employment.

Closing date is February 15, 2024.



No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.  


We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stō:ló people. Stō:ló territory extends from the mouth of the Fraser River to Boston Bar. Locally, this includes the Matsqui First Nation and Sumas First Nation. We give them thanks for sharing their land and resources with us.

We invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our employees.

Please Note: is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on and good luck with your job search!