Family Counsellor – FASD Specialization (Key Worker)

Open until filled - Closes

  • Surrey

FYI Program – Surrey (Job #5590 – 1902)

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week) (Grid 23)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

Pacific Community Resources Society seeks a full-time Family Counsellor/FASD/Complex needs Family Counsellor. This position provides information, support and advocacy for families parenting youth with an FASD Diagnosis or a Complex Needs Designation, or is on the Sunny Hill wait list for services. The Social Worker also provides extensive support, education and service coordination with community and service partners. A solid understanding of the complexities of FASD and its’ impact on families and youth is essential. A strong foundation in the understanding that environmental accommodations are highly effective in supporting youth with FASD/Complex Needs is of utmost importance. An understanding of family and community systems, family support and counselling and advocacy skills are essential. The Social Worker also provides a regular parent support group (evenings) and community-based training on FASD. 

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • BSW, MSW or Equivalent with a minimum of 5years of experience is required
  • Excellent knowledge of /experience with FASD, Community services and public presentation
  • Sound knowledge of/experience with case management, family counselling and support theories                                       

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid BC driver’s license with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle (mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working in social services and group facilitation
  • Ability to connect with youth and excellent communication skills
  • Community development skills and experience

Work conditions:

  • Flexible work hours, including some evening hours and weekend hours

Immediate Supervisor:

  • Michelle Shaw, Director of Operations, Fraser Region
Salary Range:     $31.32/hour – $35.88/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)

“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

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