Co-Parenting Family Counsellor (FLA Counsellor)

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Co-Parenting Family Counsellor (FLA Counsellor) May 18,2018
Job Summary
The Co-Parenting Family Counsellor offers a unique service designed to address complex family issues.  This service is focused on providing support to those families where high-conflict or challenging behaviors are negatively impacting the children during or after separation/ divorce. The primary goal for this service is to establish appropriate, healthy co-parent relationships. Over an 8-12 week process a Co-Parenting Family Counsellor (FLA Family Counsellor), will facilitate sessions where the parents can work to establish a cooperative parenting plan.
Location: Vancouver
Position Type: Permanent, 21 hours per week
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide assessment of family and/or child functioning and needs.
  • Creating a cooperative parenting plan to contain or reduce inter-parental conflict.
  • Provide timely resolution of the presenting problems or crises within the projected timeframe.
  • Develop and implement a counselling, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and their ICM team.  
  • Provide counselling, support and intervention services in the family home or in the community, as appropriate.
  • Work in a collaborative form with MCFD to serve in the best interest of the Child.
  • Co-facilitate group parent education and support programs. 
  • Provide culturally competent service to clients.
  • Maintains timely records of assessments, contacts, logs referrals, and MCFD reports.
  • Conduct Therapeutic Supervised Access Visit to support child(ren) and parent contact towards promotion of relationship-building and attachment.
  • Link the parent(s) to education, services, and support group that will further support the parent of children after separation or divorce. 
  • Liaise with others providing service to the family.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services delivered to the child, youth or family.
  • Redevelop goals with the client on a regular basis, as problems are resolved.
  • Provide culturally competent service to clients.
  • To work collaboratively as a team with management, team leaders and other WFC Peers in delivery of services according to the agency mission and values.
  • Participate in committees and agency initiatives to contribute to the development of agency services/program delivery.
  • Other duties as required.
Responsibilities to Clients:
  • Provide information on our program, our policies and define responsibilities (ours and theirs) throughout a client’s involvement with the program (prior, at intake, during process).
  • Respect client’s rights to accept or decline our services, inform them of the consequences of declining our services.
  • Assist in making recommendations to other resources if possible when service is declined or when other services are needed by the clients while in our program.
  • Ensure that every client receives an Intake Package and review it with the clients. 
  • Ensure that clients are involved in the report writing process/goal development/service plan where appropriat.e
  • Ensure that regular and ongoing feedback from clients is requested and properly documented, filed, and a follow up on recommendations are considered.
  • Help create a friendly, culturally sensitive, and welcoming environment for clients.
  • Attend Case conference with other professionals. 
  • Connect clients to community services. 
Education and Qualifications
  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology; Social Work;  Marriage and Family Therapy; and/or Social Services/or Family Justice Services or relevant BA with 5 years experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in Family Law Proceedings (Family Law Mediation, Conflict Resolution, FLA Court Proceedings, Dispute Resolution). 
  • Work with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in providing services to address intimate relationship and domestic violence.
  • Experience conducting and developing Service Plans and Comprehensive Reports on Service delivery and engagement, respectively, for Clients/Customers of Service.
  • Knowledge, training, and experience in Integrative Case Management (working with other professionals involve with the parents, and facilitating case conferences, as needed).
  • Knowledge of Computer operating systems, ie. Microsoft Office Word, and Excel.
  • Current First Aid and Class Five Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Driver’s abstract.
Other Information
  • Vehicle required for this position.
  • Work evenings and weekends when required.
  • Working in multiple sites when needed.
  • Attend mandatory agency day training/presentations.
  • Union membership is required for this position and is open to male and female applicants.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Position Type: Permanent 21 hours per week
Reports to: Director of Practice and Risk Management
Location: Vancouver
Union: This is a union position
Benefits: Full benefits package available
Salary: Grid Level 14P, Step 1
Posting Date: May 18, 2018
Closing Date: May 25, 2018 4:00pm 
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
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*Applications must be received by May 25,2018
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