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At Family Services of the North Shore, we are committed to excellence in everything we do. We believe communities must take care of their most vulnerable – and we are changing lives together, both now and for generations to come.

When you work with us, you’ll join a caring team of people who will value you as a whole person. You will also have the opportunity to do meaningful, leading-edge work that has a direct impact on the local community.

 


Current Opportunities

 

Counsellor- Individual, Couple and Family Therapy  (Full time 35 hours/week, start as soon as possible)- 20-1242

Our Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Program (ICF) provides clinical counselling services to members of the community who are dealing with a variety of clinical concerns including the stress of parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma, family/partner violence and abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles for individuals, couples’ difficulties, and family conflict.  In this role you will provide counselling services to assigned clients using a short-term solution-focused model of service delivery.  Clients will be seen for 6-12 sessions and you will focus on assessment, stabilization, risk reduction, and resourcing. 

The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in clinical counselling, social work or related field, current registration with an accredited, professional organization and a minimum of 2 years of post-master’s degree experience working with clients using a short-term model of service delivery.  You will have experience working with trauma and understand the impact of trauma on people’s lives.  Experience working with families who have been impacted by relationship violence, substance misuse, mental health issues, and poverty is essential.  You understand how the therapeutic relationship may be shaped by social locations of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. 

Additional details on this position , along with application details are found here.

 

Counsellor –Child and Youth Counselling and Prevention Program (Full time 35 hours/week, two positions available, start as soon as possible)- 20-1244

Our Child and Youth Counselling Program (CYCP) provides clinical counselling services on a fee-for-service basis, to children, youth, and their families struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: divorce, depression, anxiety, school stress, trauma, neglect, family violence, and grief and loss. The program also offers the Sexual Abuse Intervention program (SAIP), which is a fully-funded service contracted through MCFD supporting children, youth, and their families who have been impacted by sexual abuse, sexual assault, or who are exhibiting sexually problematic behaviors. 

This position provides clinical counselling services to children, youth and their parents.  Work can be either short-term or longer term.  These positions also include a significant outreach component to work through schools and other organization on prevention services.

The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in counselling psychology, marriage and family counselling, social work, expressive arts therapy or a related field; current professional registration; and 2 – 5 years of post-master’s degree experience working with a variety of client populations including children and / or youth.  You understand the importance of excellent file documentation practices.  Experience providing couple and family therapy and /or experience working with the LGBTQ2S+ community are assets as is experience working with children impacted by sexual abuse or other trauma. 

Additional details on this position, along with application details are found here.

 

Counsellor- Individual, Couple and Family Therapy and Stopping the Violence (Full time- 35 hours /week, start as soon as possible)- 20-1243

Our Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Program (ICF) provides clinical counselling services to members of the community who are dealing with a variety of clinical concerns including the stress of parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma,  family/partner violence and abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles for individuals, couples’ difficulties, and family conflict.

The Stopping the Violence program delivers counselling services to women who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual abuse and / or childhood abuse as well as trafficked women.  Services are primarily delivered to individual clients but will also include some group work. 

In this role, the case load is primarily individual adult women who are responding to the trauma of intimate partner violence.  You will also see individual male clients, couples, and families. You may also facilitate clinical groups for women survivors at various points along the healing process as well as other types of groups.  Work can either be shorter or longer term, depending on the client, as well as assessment. You may also see clients in our 14- week safety and stabilization program which is part of our STV program or our 6-12 session short-term program under ICF.

The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in clinical counselling, social work or related field, current registration with an accredited, professional organization and a minimum of 2 years of post-master’s degree experience working with adult women impacted by trauma.  Experience working with people who have been impacted by relationship violence, substance misuse, mental health issues, and poverty is an asset.  You understand how the therapeutic relationship may be shaped by social locations of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. 

Additional details on this position, along with application details are found here.

 

Clinical Supervisor – Stopping the Violence (Part time- 10.5 hours /week, start as soon as possible)- 20-1241

Our Stopping the Violence program delivers counselling services to women who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual abuse and / or childhood abuse as well as trafficked women.  Services are primarily delivered to individual clients but will also include some group work. 

The successful candidate in this role provides regular, scheduled individual and group clinical supervision to program counsellors and offers insight and suggestions regarding how to address clinical situations, and provides guidance and support to staff to assist them in providing service to clients.  This role attends to critical incidents and ensure that Agency protocols are followed and that counsellors are supported while attending to critical incidents. 

Additional details on this position, along with requirements and application details are found here.

 

Clinical Supervisor – Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling and Child and Youth Counselling and Prevention Programs  (Part time- 10.5 hours /week, start as soon as possible)- 20-1240

Our Child and Youth Counselling Program (CYCP) provides clinical counselling services on a fee-for-service basis, to children, youth, and their families struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: divorce, depression, anxiety, school stress, trauma, neglect, family violence, and grief and loss. The program also offers the Sexual Abuse Intervention program (SAIP), which is a fully-funded service contracted through MCFD supporting children, youth, and their families who have been impacted by sexual abuse, sexual assault, or who are exhibiting sexually problematic behaviors.

Our Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Program (ICF) provides clinical counselling services to members of the community who are dealing with a variety of clinical concerns including the stress of parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma,  family/partner violence and abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles for individuals, couples’ difficulties, and family conflict.

This role provides regular, scheduled individual and group clinical supervision to counsellors working in the ICF and CYCP / SAIP programs, and offers insight and suggestions regarding how to address clinical situations.  It also provides guidance and support to staff to assist them in providing service to clients.  This role attends critical incidents and ensures that Agency protocols are followed and that counsellors are supported while attending to critical incidents.  

Additional details on this position, along with requirements and application details are found here.

 

Program Manager Clinical Programs  (Full time- 35 hours /week, start as soon as possible)- 20-1239

Our Child and Youth Counselling Program (CYCP) provides clinical counselling services on a fee-for-service basis, to children, youth, and their families struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: divorce, depression, anxiety, school stress, trauma, neglect, family violence, and grief and loss. The program also offers the Sexual Abuse Intervention program (SAIP), which is a fully-funded service contracted through MCFD supporting children, youth, and their families who have been impacted by sexual abuse, sexual assault, or who are exhibiting sexually problematic behaviors.

Our Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Program (ICF) provides clinical counselling services to members of the community who are dealing with a variety of clinical concerns including the stress of parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma,  family/partner violence and abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles for individuals, couples’ difficulties, and family conflict.

The Program Manager Clinical Programs is responsible for the overall management of the Agency’s Individual, Couple and Family Counselling program, and our Child and Youth Counselling and Prevention program, including the Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB).  This role leads current, new, and developing initiatives and identifies ways to expand and innovate clinical programing.  As well as actively seeks out partnerships and opportunities to increase the Agency’s profile, marketing, and community awareness of clinical programs.  As a leader in the Agency, the successful candidate works with the Director of Clinical Programs on implementing innovative mental health strategies, and much more.  Additional details on this position, along with requirements and application details are found here.

 

 


Balance and flexibility

We understand the competing responsibilities of modern life. In every role, we will support both your commitment to our community and the very real need to take care of your family. We also understand that in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. At Family Services of the North Shore, you can do both. We aim to provide a sustainable model of work-life balance across all our programs and services.

Our Culture

In all our activities and interactions, Family Services of the North Shore will be:

Openhearted and daring
We will have sensitivity and openness to others, combined with courage and a willingness to challenge ourselves to be innovative.

Honouring the value of all people
We will treat people with respect and honour, elevating the innate value of every human being.

Believing in the best future for everyone
We will envision the best possible trajectory for people’s lives, no matter where they are and what they are facing.

Mindful of our biases
We will practice self-awareness and self-reflection as we seek to engage others.

Committed to excellence
We will set high standards and bring the best of ourselves to work every day.

Our Impact

On an annual basis we serve:

    • Over 10,400 individuals
    • Close to 3,000 children

We provide more than 11,300 hours of counselling (including low- and no-fee services). Our volunteers also provide nearly 9,000 hours of service.

We believe equity and inclusion enrich our communities. People within a community bring fresh and useful perspectives and contributions to enhance the development of all.– Family Services of the North Shore team member

 

 

Diversity

At Family Services of the North Shore, we are committed to being inclusive and equitable in relationship to the people, organizations, and communities we serve. We strive to create an environment of inclusion for all.

Decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment will be made without regard to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or non-applicable criminal condition.

Clinical Counselling Graduate Internship

At Family Services of the North Shore, we offer a comprehensive internship program for Master’s-level counselling and social work students who need to complete their practicum and professional registration requirements.

The 10-month program gives our interns the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within a community-based counselling agency, while enabling the agency to continue its tradition of providing in-depth, affordable counselling services to North Shore residents.

Under the guidance of an individual supervisor on our staff, each intern is fully involved in all aspects of the counselling process and may work with individual adults and/or children and assist in group facilitation.

If you are passionate, self-motivated, able to commit to the entire 10-month program, have a growth mindset, and are inclusive and welcoming of the diverse community we serve, we encourage you to apply.

Please be advised that we will not be offering any practicum placements in our “Graduate Internship Program” for the 2020-2021 academic year.  During this period we will be restructuring and expanding our internship program in our continued commitment to deliver excellence in the training, supervision, and development of professional clinical counsellors.  We will be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning December 1, 2020.  Please check in with our website periodically for updates.

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