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.
Family Resource Facilitator
Thrive Family Centres offer free low-barrier programs where parents and caregivers can play, learn, and connect with their children 0 to 6 years in an inclusive and culturally safe environment. Drop-in programs at both Maplewood and West Vancouver locations support healthy early child development and parenting efficacy, based on a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach.
In this role, on a scheduled or on-call basis you will welcome families into the Thrive drop-in programs and ensure they are familiar with the environment, programs, and policies. You will develop positive professional relationships through intentional conversations with parents, caregivers, and their children. Working as part of a team you will co-lead the Thrive 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. You will provide parent support and education, facilitate links between parents and offer referrals to other Agency programs and community supports, as necessary. You will model positive parent-child interactions to promote connection and intellectual, social, and emotional development of the child.
This is a contract position, and on an on-call basis. Click here for full details on this role, 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 2022 thru June 2023), 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.