Career Services Job Board

Rhodes Wellness College is a Career College. Success at a Career College involves you starting employment in a new career. Please review our Careers and Outcomes page for a listing of the job skills you will be bringing into the workforce. You may also visit our Practicums page for a list of recent student work experience. Below is a listing current of job opportunities in our field.

Job Search Resources

Child and Youth Care Worker - 31/October

Are you looking for a fun and educational job where you can make a difference in a child's life? 

The PRIYD program is a community access program focusing on functional life skills and community integration. It provides one to one and group support to children and youth. 
Referrals come from the Ministry of Children and Family Development- Children and Youth with Special Needs- children with a diagnosed special need, Family Preservation and Reunification Services- children where there has been significant trauma in the family and we also have some fee for service clients.


This is an hourly position serving clients in Vancouver and Burnaby. Individual contracts range from 3.5 to 5 hours per week.

Please be aware that primarily we are looking for individuals who are available to work weekends as that is currently the time frame in demand.

Expectations and responsibilities of the job:
* Supporting children and youth who may have significant developmental delay or may have been impacted by family crisis such as: domestic violence, foster placement, parental illness or incapacity 
* Develop positive and supportive relationships with children and youth, their families and other significant figures in the child/youth’s life 
* Identify and utilize appropriate community resources and programs as part of a goal oriented plan 
* Plan, implement and evaluate service plan goals 
* Advocate on behalf of clients and families when appropriate 
* Maintain accurate, confidential case notes 
* Complete timesheets, billing forms, and progress reports as schedule



* Two years of post secondary education or training in child/youth care 
* Experience working with children and youth.

* Experience working with behavioural challenges or mental and/or physical disabilities is an asset
* Knowledge of child development


Email your resume to Roberto Cañas, Program Manager, at

Contact Details: 
Roberto Cañas
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
PRIYD program
201-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N1W1  

How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on

Please submit your application via email at 

Child and Youth Care Counsellor - 31/October

 This program is currently seeking positive male and female role models to provide one to one service to children aged 3-18 years who have autism and/or developmental disabilities. The program focuses on community integration, family support, appropriate behaviour, and development of communication, social and life skills. This position is ideal for students as hours are flexible.


Options Community Services is a well established organization that provides social services in the Surrey and surrounding area.



  • Working with children ages 3-18 who have a developmental disability.
  • Responsibility for creating and implementing strategies designed to work toward individual client goals such as the development of social and life skills, communication skills, behaviour management skills and community involvement.
  • Responsibility for scheduling, report writing, budgeting.
  • Must be able to work in a team setting.
  • Lifting/bending may be required.


  • B.A. and/or combination of experience and education in a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for working with children who have autism and/or a developmental disability.
  • Current First Aid certificate.
  • Use of a reliable vehicle for business purposes (business insurance will be required)
  • Unrestricted Class 4 License or willing to obtain one ASAP.
  • Fluency in a second language an asset.
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.

Contact Details: 
Daniel Anctil, Program Manager
Options Community Services Society

13520 – 78 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

Fax #: (604) 572-7413

How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please include cover letter and resume.

NOTE: Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.

Mental Health Advocate - 13/October

 The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is a drop-in centre and emergency night shelter offering a wide variety of services and programs to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver


The Mental Health Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy and assisted referral services to women with mental health concerns who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver primarily in the areas of BC Benefits and income assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and the Ministry for Children and Families.  Reporting directly to the Associate Director, the Mental Health Advocate will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


Primary Responsibilities


Advocacy:  Provides information, referral, accompaniment, and advocacy to women in the areas of Income Assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and Ministry for Children and Families.  Supports women to obtain housing including emergency housing.


General Advocacy:  Advocates for reform on behalf of women living in the downtown eastside by making submissions to government and other agencies.  Participate in political lobbying efforts concerning relevant issues such as poverty, housing, welfare, and MCFD.


Referral:  Assist women through the referral process to internal and external services such as counseling, victim’s assistance, housing, legal aid, education, etc. to ensure a successful transfer of service.


Outreach and Liaison:  Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work in the areas of women, poverty, and housing by attending relevant meetings and community events.


Education and Programming:  Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programming related to advocacy issues.


Resources and Administration:  Develops and maintains resource files on related advocacy issues.  Maintain statistics and activity reports as per the funders reporting requirements. Submit quarterly activity reports to management team.



Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of and ability to interpret the BC Benefits Act & Regulations & Residential Tenancy Act and the Child Family and Community Services Act
  • Excellent writing and research skills including the ability to write tribunal/arbitration submissions
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
  • Experience providing outreach and accompaniment
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
  • A First Aid certificate is required
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober

Contact Details: 
Attn: Mental Health Advocacy Hiring Committee
Fax: (604) 681-8470  

How to Apply: 
Please mention you saw this posting on
Please submit resume with covering letter via email or mail or fax by 5:00pm on October 13, 2015  
**No Phone Calls or Enquiry Emails Please**


Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply



Child and Family Counsellor - until filled

Temporary Counselling Hours to March 2016: Child and Family Counsellor 

- 1 position –  19 - 22 hours per week

- To provide long and short term counselling to children and their families

- To work 2 evenings until 7:00pm

- Temporary position from October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 

Key Responsibility Area – Counselling With Children, Parents and Families

- To function as part of a clinical team

- To work with children using play/art therapy

- To provide information and education regarding child development, including sexual and emotional development

Key Responsibility Area – Referral, Information and Consultation

- To provide occasional crisis intervention to clients

- To liaise with other agencies/professionals regarding clients for purposes of consultation or referral

Key Responsibility Area – Community Liaison/Advocacy

- To advocate for and to co-ordinate client  services with other agencies and professionals

- To collaborate with MCF Social Workers on client goals/programs, such as ICM’s as required

Key Responsibility Area – Administration

- Develop an appropriate treatment plan in conjunction with the client and conduct regular reviews of the treatment process

- Maintain client files, recording client visits and key information

- Prepare client progress reports

- Complete all required data collection, including clinical stats

- Submit time sheets and other information as required

- Prepare education handout for parents, clients and community

Key Responsibility Area – Professional Development

- Keep abreast of development in the fields of sexual abuse and trauma counselling

- Attend specified workshops and conferences

- Network with colleagues  and other professionals in the field


- M.S.W. or M.A. /M.Ed./Psychology

- Minimum of two years clinical experience, including work with children and families

- Training and experience in play therapy techniques, sexual abuse counselling and individual and family counselling

- In depth knowledge of child development and sexual abuse dynamics

- Knowledge of child protection and legal systems

- Crisis intervention skills

- Competence and comfort in working with diversity

- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a professional team

- Drivers License


- This position is covered under a collective agreement. 

- Cameray Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.

- Successful applicants are subject to a criminal record check.  Notarized copy of degree(s) certification required.

- Must have access to a reliable car.

- We thank all applicants for their interest.  

To apply: 

Night Shift Life Redesign Coach - 31/October

Make a difference to people living with acquired brain injury and stroke. CONNECT has worked for more than 20 years to find a better way after brain injury and we are hiring to add to our dedicated staff of Life Redesign Coaches.

CONNECT Lake Country is now hiring dedicated care aides to work night shifts in both our Langley and Lake Country locations. CONNECT and its Life Redesign Model is making a difference to our residents and staff every day. Our care aides, who are trained to become Life Redesign Coaches, are the keepers of our culture and carry out our vision to make lives better for our residents by helping them reach their own individual goals.

If you have a passion for people, a curious and enquiring mind, are willing to learn and be stretched, can build relationships and foster the learning and development of others, and can create and connect people with opportunities in the community, then you might be right for our team.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Janette Jackman at

For more information about who we are and what we do visit 

STEPS Youth Program Practicum Student - until filled


With the support of the STEPS Youth Program Coordinator, the practicum student will support North Shore youth (grades 8-12) with mental health challenges and/or substance use through group therapeutic recreational, social, and artistic activities for 4 hours weekly from September 15th 2-15 to June 23rd, 2016. Outside of weekly group programming, youth connect with the STEPS Program Coordinator individually. Opportunities for shadowing individual sessions with the STEPS Youth Program Coordinator may be available pending probation period. 

STEPS weekly (holidays withstanding) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Additional hours are available for the practicum student for supporting program development, compiling and sharing mental health resources for STEPS youth, and contributing to social media. 

The practicum student will be supervised by the STEPS Youth Program Coordinator. Mentorship from the STEPS Youth Program Coordinator will be available weekly. Participating in case conferences with the Program Coordinator and the Clinical Supervisor will be available once per month. 


- Build trust and rapport with youth while respecting their privacy and autonomy

- With the oversight of the STEPS Youth Program Coordinator, run therapeutic recreational programs targeting youth  experiencing depression and/or anxiety 

- Facilitate a non-judgement, positive environment for youth with mental health challenges 

- Build partnerships with appropriate community supports including staff at MCFD, staff in North Shore secondary schools, mental health services, community organizations etc.  to facilitate supports for youth

- Attend staff meetings and training as required

- Opportunities for program development, research, compiling and sharing mental health resources for STEPS youth, and contributing to social media. 


- Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment

- Two years’ experience working with youth or equivalent combination of experience and education 

- Student enrolled in a post-secondary program focusing on a helping profession



Second language is an asset

Experience working with youth with mental health and/or addictions issues 

Ability to engage, to understand professional boundaries and awareness of community resources

Excellent oral communication skills

Teamwork and leadership skills 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Program Operations Manager, Jody Salerno . 

Children & Youth Coordinator - open until filled

The Children & Youth Coordinator coordinates activities associated with discipleship and outreach ministries to children and youth from the church and the local community.

– Contributes to the spiritual development of the youth in the church by mentoring, discipling, encouraging, and modelling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviours
– Coordinates, implements, maintains, and assists in the evaluation of programs/ministries relevant to the youth of the church and the community at large; may plan and conduct creative worship services, evangelistic outreach, care programs (including ongoing visitation), and Bible studies as applicable
– Prays with and/or leads youth and family members to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits
– May develop and implement appropriate leadership development programs for youth and those involved in youth leadership; recruits, orients, and trains volunteer leaders
– Works as a key team member with the church’s administrative and pastoral caregivers in corporate problem-solving for the benefit of the church and individuals
– Knows and acts in accordance with security procedures of the church to ensure the safety and confidentiality of participants and information
– Interacts with community partners and resources to provide services to youth; may include participation on community committees
– Maintains written records/logs of activities (including activity reports and statistical information)
– Engages in staff goal-setting exercises and keeps an ongoing record of progress
– Disseminates information as it pertains to youth ministry through a variety of means including social media and website updates
– May assist in the coordination of youth fundraising events throughout the year
– Participates in the development and management of a departmental budget
– Oversight of Sunday School program and volunteers
– Performs other duties as assigned

– Completion of High School (an alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable)
– Post-secondary education with an emphasis in Biblical studies or Youth Ministry an asset
– Minimum of one (1) year but less than three (3) years of prior related experience working with youth
– Ability to give oversight to volunteers
– Entrepreneurial aptitude and independent worker
– Flexibility and willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., late nights, weekends)
– Criminal Record Check and internal Salvation Army Abuse Registry clearance
– Valid Driver’s License and access to vehicle

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Full-Time, 25 – 30 hours/week

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army. 

Part-Time Residential Care Positions - Open until filled

Residential Care Positions Available


Position Type: 4 Part-Time Opportunities 
Location: Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland, British Columbia 
Compensation: $18.06 per hour -- as per Community Living Collective Agreement

Coquitlam: 14 hours/week

• Saturday 9am to 3pm
• Sunday 9am to 5pm 

Coquitlam: 11 hours/week

• Saturday 3pm to 10pm  
• Sunday 5pm to 10pm 

Vancouver: 29 hours/week

• Thursday 3pm to 9pm
• Friday 4 pm to 9pm
• Saturday 5pm to 9pm
• Sunday 3pm to 10pm
• Monday 2pm to 9pm

Coquitlam: 10 hours/week

• Saturday 5pm to 9pm 
• Sunday 5pm to 11pm

*extra shifts Sunday 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 9pm

Do you believe in equality and an inclusive community where all members have an opportunity to share their gifts? 

Do you want to learn and grow while making a positive contribution to someone's life?

Do you want to work in an environment that provides growth and opportunities to explore new paths? 

posAbilities may be looking for you!

Key Responsibilities and Duties Include: 
• Advocate for people's desires and choices
• Promote independence and provide opportunities for people to learn and practice new skills, assisting individuals in developing and promoting their gifts, talents, qualities and abilities
• Know and practice each individual's method of communication and encourage individuals to develop and expand their methods of communication
• Participate in the development, implementation and ongoing documentation of Personal Service Plans (PSPs)
• Support individuals with their personal care needs and assist in maintaining a standard which will ensure that they are seen positively by their friends, family and community
• Support persons served to develop and maintain fulfilling relationships with family, friends and neighbours
• Administer medication, arrange for travel, and maintain appropriate documentation and records 
• Maintain positive working relationships with all professionals involved in the care of the individuals
Experience, Education and Attributes Required:
• A strong commitment to the philosophy of people with challenges living and working in the community
• A degree or certification in human services or a related discipline or an acceptable combination of education and experience
• Experience in working with people who live with physical, mental or social barriers 
• A commitment to ensuring that the Human Rights of our persons served are protected
• Demonstrated ability to work within a team setting, with an emphasis on leadership, self-initiative, patience, maturity and tact
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent organizational skills
• Knowledge of the local community's resources and services provided 
• Current Community Care 1st Aid and CPR level B or C
• Mandt System training, Current TB test
• Medical Note from physician certifying ability to safely perform duties required
• Criminal Record Check for Children and Vulnerable Adults -- clearance required
Additional Assets that we find valuable:
• Class four driver's license 
• American Sign Language (ASL) of any level 

Who are We? 

posAbilities assists persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community to provide a comprehensive range of person-centered services for individuals and the families who care for them. 

Residential Care and Community Inclusion workers provide daily support to people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in community inclusion programs. We have openings in our programs and residences in Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Richmond and Maple Ridge areas for both casual and part-time staff. 

Interested parties please contact us with cover letter and resume and hours preferred. Please note, while we would like to connect with everyone interested in this position, only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

On-Call Life Skills Coach - open until filled

Stenberg College's mission is to offer exceptional career-oriented programs. We achieve excellence in education through our sustained commitment to program quality, outstanding student services and the professional development of our faculty, staff and alumni.
We are currently seeking an On-Call Life Skills Coach to work with students who may need support in the following areas:
  • Setting and achieving personal goals
  • Strategies for changing hindering/addictive behaviors
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Creating, Managing and Maintaining Relationships
  • Cultural Acclimation to studying and working in Canada
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Surviving loss
  • Time Management
  • Dimensions of Power - Passive, Assertive, Aggressive
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Managing Anger


·       Certified Coach through ICF or formal Social Work/Counselling education
·       Minimum of two years prior experience in life skills coaching, counselling or social work
·       Experience in supporting students who are studying in an adult education environment
·       Knowledge of online education would be an asset
·       Proficient time management and problem-solving skills
·       Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Please submit to, using “Life Coach” as your subject line. To find out more about us, visit  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Community Living Counsellor - open until filled

compensation: Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit package and opportunities for promotion from within.

contract job part-time
non-profit organization telecommuting okay

We Are. . .
The COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY (CLS), an innovative, non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities. We have been supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1978 to live full, productive and meaningful lives. This service philosophy gives Community Living Society the opportunity to be a leader in providing person-centred, quality residential and vocational services, which allow people to reach their greatest potential. We currently have over 450 employees, serve over 260 individuals throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley and our CLS family is growing exponentially! 

The Role is. . .
As a Community Living Counsellor, you will enable achievement of greater success by supporting individuals in:
• Taking part in community activities
• Obtaining volunteer or paid employment
• Learning tasks of daily living
• Providing skills and opportunities to participate in the community
• And meet other unique support needs, including personal care (lifts and transfers, assistance with bowel and bladder, bathing, wound care, etc). 

You are. . .
• Energetic, role-modelling a positive lifestyle and bringing a "Can -- Do" attitude to work everyday
• Some relevant work experience or post-secondary education in Social Service, Support Worker programs or life skills instruction 
• Skills and abilities including: instructing, guiding and coaching on daily living; crisis prevention and intervention; knowledge in mental health issues; medication administration; health care skills; and personal care
• Responsible, flexible, respectful and sensitive
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication is a must
• Having a sense of humor is a major asset
• Current Class 5 Driver's License and access to your own vehicle for work is preferred 

Applications are being accepted for the following opportunities:

Permanent full-time:
1. Coquitlam -- Mon 9 am to 6 pm, Thu 3 pm to 11 pm and every second overnight, Fri 9 am to 6 pm and Sat 9 am to 6 pm. ASL language skills is an asset.
2. North Vancouver -- Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 3 pm. A current restricted Class 4 Driver's License is preferred.
3. Burnaby -- flexible availability during weekdays, including some overnight shifts

Permanent part-time:
1. New Westminster -- every other Wed 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm and every other Sat 10:30 am to 7 pm 
2. New Westminster -- Sat 2:30 pm to 10 pm
3. North Vancouver -- every other Sat 10:30 pm to 8 pm and every other Sun 10:30 am to 8 pm. A restricted Class 4 Driver's License is required within 3 months of employment is required
4. North Vancouver -- Wed 9 am to 3 pm and Sun 8 am to 12 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm (split shift)
5. North Vancouver -- Sun 12 pm to 7 pm 
6. Surrey -- Thu 9 am to 3 pm. An unrestricted Class 4 Driver's License is required within 3 months of employment 
7. Surrey -- Sun 9 am to 8 pm. Additional availability for relief is preferred. 
8. Burnaby -- Sat 3 pm to 9 pm.

Temporary full-time:
1. North Vancouver -- flexible availability from July until Sept.
2. Burnaby -- flexible availability including overnights and weekends

General applications for relief are accepted on an ongoing basis. Hours available for morning, day, evening, and overnight (awake/asleep) shifts in locations from North Vancouver to Mission. 

We offer competitive total compensation packages, opportunities to learn new skills and to make a difference in an encouraging, collaborative environment. 

*Please note* Criminal Record Check, Driver's Abstract, Tuberculosis Test, Medical Form and First Aid Certificate will be required upon employment. 

Please submit:
An updated resume, cover letter and CLS Application Form outlining why you are the ideal candidate and indicate the opportunity you are applying for. Applications to be submitted to the attention of Jennifer Lo by email: or by fax: 604-800-0251 for consideration. 

We encourage those individuals with disabilities to apply. COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY (CLS) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principles of the Human Rights Code and accepts applications for employment from all people. 

Thank you for your interest in joining CLS. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, only those applicants whose skills and experience match our requirements will be contacted. We encourage you to visit our Careers website future positions that are of interest to you.  

Employment Program Coordinator - open until filled

Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Breaking Ground Program Coordinator
Breaking Ground is an empowerment to employment program designed to facilitate the entrance to work or return to work for Aboriginal women. The coordinator will be responsible to co-ordinate the program and will participate in the delivery of programming with a program facilitator. Hours of work are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday.
• Must possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience.
• A certificate in Business Administration or five years current work related experience
• Experience in administering and implementing income assistance programs in a team setting
• Demonstrated ability to administer program budgets and submit timely reports
• Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and reporting requirements for various government funding agencies
• Demonstrated experience in determining and implementing short term goals
• Knowledge of Aboriginal women, their historical background, socio-economic issues and spiritual beliefs
• Organizational and computer skills essential
• Fundraising skills essential
• Proposal writing skills an asset
• Valid driver's license and vehicle essential
• Teaching background an asset
• Experience in counselling an asset
• Criminal Record Check essential
• Networking and public speaking abilities an asset
• Must commit to work in a professional manner from a Holistic Team Approach
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at or fax to 604-873-4402 stating competition # 225 to:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION'S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short --listed candidates will be contacted.
** First Nation's Women Strongly Urged To Apply. **

Closing Date: Until Position Filled

Please Note

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