Youth & Family Counsellor - #110730

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Vancouver, BC
Contract type: Full time

Job Title: Youth & Family Counsellor

Program: Immediate Response Program

Employment Type: Regular full time (35 hours/week)

Supervisor: Chantelle Fontaine, Team Lead, Family Programs

Grid 23 ( $38.34 - $42.15)

Closing Date: March 31st, 2024

Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.


PCRS seeks a Family Counsellor to provide brief mediation and conflict resolution support to youth and their families identified by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).


This position requires extensive knowledge of family systems, attachment, mediation, communication, abuse and neglect, and normal and delayed child and family development. The Family Counsellor must also assess child protection concerns if they arise and report back to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in these situations. This requires a solid understanding of the effects and indicators of child abuse. This position will operate as part of the Surrey Youth Hubs and function as part of an integrated staff team. This is an outreach position, and staff are expected to meet youth and families in their homes and the community – this includes working flexible hours, including evenings.


MSW, BSW or B.A. or equivalent education and Experience will be considered. Skills and Experience in crisis response areas, brief solution-focused counselling, mediation, conflict resolution, and trauma-informed practice. Group facilitation and cultural competency in working with Indigenous youth and families, including South Asian youth and families.

Additional Assets

· Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
· Driver’s License with Business Insurance Use
· Use of own vehicle required (Paid mileage)

Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves the some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.

Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being

We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.

We Offer

    • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
    • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
    • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
    • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.

Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at ** Personal information will be kept confidential.

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