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Family and Child Therapist

Family and Child Therapist

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Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Family and Child Therapist
Work Site: Richmond Community Support Services
Status: Regular Part Time - (0.5)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $32.39 - $40.40 per hour
Hours: 0830-1645 Tues and Wed, 0830-1230 on Thurs.
Reference#: 098877-kco


Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, works as part of a multidisciplinary community team, to provide culturally appropriate individual, family and group counseling for children with multicultural backgrounds who display behavioural and emotional problems. Performs intake evaluations and assessments; develops culturally sensitive treatment and case management plans and participates in the collaborative process of developing and adjusting treatment plans and initiates and participates in case conferences/meetings with clients and family. Provides information to multicultural families and the general public, consults with other health providers, and collaborates with colleagues and liaises with schools, Ministry of Children and Family Development, physicians, community agencies, hospitals, and other service providers. Participates in committees, community initiatives, team meetings, continuing education and engages in on going team planning and quality improvement initiatives.


Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in a behavioral science from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years recent, related experience working with children.
  • Eligibility for registration with appropriate Professional Association.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in children and youth.
  • Broad knowledge of child developmental theory.
  • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of psychoeducation principles and methods.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Broad knowledge of community resources.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of school, legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, physicians, school counselors, clients and their families, students, and other service providers in health and social services, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with individuals with diverse backgrounds and exhibits a cross-cultural competency.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population in a culturally sensitive lens.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.


Additional Information:

  • May include weekends and evenings based on operational needs.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese would be an asset.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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