Family Therapist

Job description

Options Community Services is seeking a temporary part-time Family Therapist for its Family Counselling Program. The primary responsibilities will be to provide intake assessment and short-term strengths-based counselling to individuals, couples and families (including children and youth) referred by the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD).

Key Duties and Responsibilities

See Qualifications.


Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or Social Work, or equivalent with at least two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working specifically with complex and multi-issue families. Candidates should possess extensive knowledge and experience working from a family systems therapy approach.
  • Training in a repertoire of approaches/modalities for working with families and individuals across ages and life stages. Specifically, training and experience in the following approaches/modalities will be especially advantageous: DBT; expressive therapies; CBT; EMDR; trauma-focused methods; EEFT; brief solution-focused therapy).
  • Must be able to convey an understanding of theoretical and conceptual principles as applied to particular client problems. Strong foundational knowledge and experience working with attachment theory across all age groups.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a dynamic professional team.
  • Current Level I First Aid and a second language are considered assets.
  • Crisis Line experience is an asset.

Application deadline

Resumes will be reviewed starting September 21, 2020 but the posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice.

Deadline extension


Human Resources Recruitment
Options Community Services Society
9815 140 Street
Surrey BC V3T4M4


Not-for-profit organization/Community organization

Number of positions


Employment type

Temporary Work

Job location


Hours per week


Application instructions

Ola Abugharbiyeh, Senior Manager
Options Community Services Society
No phone calls please.

Please include a cover letter clearly indicating the posting number [#A21634] and outlining your qualifications and related experience for the position.