74-21 MCFD & STV Programs Therapist (Richmond)

  • Posted:Jul 22, 2021
  • Apply by:Aug 31, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Part time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Richmond, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

JOB OPPORTUNITY: MCFD & STV Programs Therapist (Richmond)

MCFD & STV Programs Therapist (Richmond) Competition # 74-21

DO YOU WANT A MEANINGFUL CAREER, HELPING OTHERS? JOIN US!

ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)

We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with approximately 80 social services programs and 420 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.

Our values are:  • InnovationIntegrityDiversityOptimismExcellence

We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.

Here’s what we can do together:

This position is responsible for providing trauma counselling to children, youth and their families who have experienced trauma, as well as to adult women (cis, trans), non-binary, gender-fluid & two-spirited survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Approximately 60% of this position is working in the MCFD Family Trauma Program, and 40% is working in the STV (Stopping the Violence Counselling) Program. There is also the exciting potential for this position to be co-located, one day per week at Foundry Richmond working as part of an inter-disciplinary team in support of youth (ages 13-24). This position supports clients and families in their healing journeys from a feminist, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens as part of our larger Trauma Services team.

What you bring:

  • A passion for trauma work and supporting children, youth and families, as well as adult women* heal from the impacts of trauma
  • Solid understanding of the best practices in trauma treatment including, expressive therapies, somatic psychotherapy, neuroscience, attachment, family systems
  • Excellent clinical counselling skills with children, youth, families and adult women* including play and expressive arts-based therapies, somatic therapies, individual, family and group counselling
  • Knowledge, skills and experience working with a diverse client population who have been impacted by poverty, abuse, neglect, addiction, mental health issues
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant counselling experience working with children, youth, families and women* who have experienced trauma
  • MSW, MA, or M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) or equivalent degree & registered as an RCC or RSW
  • Experience providing parenting support and psycho-education about child development and the impacts of trauma on attachment
  • Strong ability to work as a member of a team and identify with policies/procedures of the agency
  • Familiarity with legal system/legislation pertaining to child abuse, neglect and sexual assault
  • Awareness of community resources and systems
  • Committed to feminist, trauma informed, anti-oppressive practice
  • Competence in report writing – familiarity with JaneApp an asset
  • Training and experience in play, expressive-arts and somatic approaches an asset
  • Experience working with youth an asset as Foundry supports youth ages 13-24
  • Commitment to ongoing growth and development as a trauma therapist

Your key contributions:

  • Conduct client intake and assessment and determine program suitability. Refer clients to appropriate internal or external programs as required
  • Provide short and long-term counselling to children, youth, families and women* impacted by trauma
  • Participate in developing and facilitating groups
  • Work with clients to provide assessment, development of counselling goals and a plan of healing, termination and follow-up
  • Work as part of a counselling team, participate in peer supervision and consultation and attend regular team meetings
  • Consult, network, advocate and coordinate with other community programs and agencies around issues pertaining to clients, including attending ICM’s as required
  • Perform various administrative tasks pertaining to client service and personnel issues following agency policies
  • Respond to community requests for information and education about the impacts of trauma and trauma recovery
  • Give presentations in the community regarding MCFD/STV Program supports and services
  • Supervise Masters level interns as required

What we offer you:

FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff. FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.

Work Hours: 26.25 hours per week

Salary: $ 1,586.02 (GS11 Step 1), with a competitive benefits and pension package

Location: Richmond Office: 250-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC/ there is the possibility of this position being co-located at Foundry Richmond for 1 day per week

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 #74-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to careers@fsgv.ca for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

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