Work With Us
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.
All employees and contractors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The PROUD2BE program offers counselling, group support, education events and in-person gatherings for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their families.
You will monitor the PROUD2BE email and respond to requests for information about the program services; provide referrals to community support, and maintain an up-to-date list of resources. You will liaise with SOGI coordinators and gay/straight alliances in schools. You will promote the program through various channels.
You will attend PROUD2BE committee meetings and provide a link between the community and the committee. You will support the program manager to choose topics, organize and promote events. You will support the Program Manager to plan, organize and execute the Annual PROUD2BE in-person conference.
You identify as and have lived experience as 2SLGBTQ+ as well as experience working within this community and their families. You have an awareness of and understand how to access applicable community resources. Event planning experience would be an asset.
This is a permanent hourly position, working approximately 10 hours per week. The hours will include evening and weekend work. For more details on this role and how to apply, click here.
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 2024 thru June 2025), and are inclusive and welcoming of the diverse community we serve, we are currently accepting applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.