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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


Coordinator – Thrive Family Programs

In this full time (35 hours/week) permanent position, the successful candidate coordinates the day to day activities of the Thrive Family drop-in programs for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6 years of age.  This position is open for an immediate start date.  Click here for full details on this position, and details on how to apply.

Family Resource Program Facilitator

Two part-time positions are currently being hired, please review the posting for hours and days.    The successful candidates will develop positive professional relationships through intentional conversations with parents, caregivers, and their children participating in Thrive Family Drop-in Programs.  As well, co-lead the drop-in program including planning and implementing a full range of age and developmentally appropriate activities, including fine motor and gross motor activities, free and imaginative play, circle time and literacy.  Programs are run both indoors and outdoors.  Click here for full details on these positions, and information on how to apply.

Counsellor – Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

This permanent position (28-35 hours per week, based on candidate preference) provides clinical counselling services to individual adults, couples, and families in both clinical streams.  Work will focus on assessment, stabilization, risk reduction and resourcing as well as deeper work where appropriate.  Click here for full details on this position, and information on how to apply.

Counsellor – Child & Youth Counsellor & Prevention Program

This permanent position (28-35 hours per week, based on candidate preference) provides clinical counselling services to children, youth, and their parents. Work can be either short-term or longer term depending on the needs and wishes of the clients and your assessment, in conjunction with your supervisor. This position will also include an outreach component to work through schools and other organizations on prevention services.  Click here for full details on this position, and information on how to apply.


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.

Our 10-month program provides 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 staff supervisor, 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, have a growth mindset, able to commit to the full 10-month program (September 2021 thru June 2022), and are inclusive and welcoming of the diverse community we serve, we encourage you to apply for future year programs, the application process for September 2021 is now closed.  

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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 10,000 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



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.