Children, Youth and Family Counsellor/Facilitator

Temporary (9 month maternity leave) part-time, 16 hours per week position

The Howe Sound Women’s Centre is looking for a Child, Youth and Family Counsellor/Facilitator in Squamish.

Main Function:  To provide individual and group counselling to children, youth and their parents/caregivers who have witnessed and/or experienced abuse or high conflict in their lives through violence in the home or separation and divorce. To deliver healthy relationship presentations to youth in the schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

To support and uphold the mission & values of the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society.

Location:  Howe Sound Women’s Centre, Squamish with some travel to Whistler and Pemberton.


  • Degree or certification in counselling, social/human services or a related discipline or a combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with children, youth and families in a supportive counselling position
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate or equivalent an asset
  • Ability to be flexible


Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the socioeconomic and political conditions from which violence against women stems
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strong counselling and facilitation skills
  • Sound understanding of the impact on children who have witnessed abuse
  • Knowledge and experience of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation strategies
  • Knowledge, understanding and awareness of various parenting issues
  • Ability to respond to conflict and manage crisis or emergency situations
  • Strong leadership, networking, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

View full Child, Youth and Family Counsellor Job Description

This position requires a criminal record check for vulnerable persons under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Community Program Manager

Closing Date: Open until filled

Start Date: ASAP


Please direct your cover letter, resume and all inquiries to:

Shana Murray, Community Programs Manager, HSWC

38021 Third Ave. PO Box 2052, Squamish, BC, V8B 0B4

Fax 604-892-5749 or email