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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

Employment postings will be updated as they become available. Please complete the employment application form, and send it along with your resume and cover letter by email or in writing to:

Director of Services, NARSF Programs LTD.
201-170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1

Employment Application Form – Word
Employment Application Form – PDF

Feel free to apply anytime – we’re always looking for great people to join our team.  Please apply again if a new posting is listed and you would like your application to be considered at that time.


Child, Youth and Family Counsellor – Temporary full-time

NARSF Programs has an opening for a Child, Youth and Family Counsellor (CYF) in the Mental Health Outreach Program. This position is responsible for providing intensive short-term counselling and intervention services to children, children/youth, and families where a child/children/youth is experiencing significant mental health concerns. The CYF will establish supportive and trusting relationships to reduce risk, promote positive choices for a healthier lifestyle, and strengthen the child’s connection and attachment to family and community. General responsibilities require the individual possess strong interpersonal skills, a well-rounded knowledge base of mental health disorders, particularly severe and enduring disorders, proven familiarity with learning disabilities and attachment issues and a mature, independent, resourceful approach to work. The ability to work flexible hours and the use of a car are required for this position.


  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and family systems approaches
  • Ability to apply theoretical approaches to practice.
  • Experience in working with children and youth who are experiencing significant mental health concerns.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Has the acceptance of clients’ rights to self-determination and individuality and must not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, socio-economic status, political affiliations, or national ancestry.
  • Holds a positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change the ability to work respectfully in partnership with other team members, including referring authorities.


  • B.S.W., Child and Youth Care or relevant Bachelor of Arts.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children or youth providing direct service to adolescents and/or or caregivers who a) are experiencing significant mental health challenges, b), demonstrating high-risk behaviors that include suicidal ideation and/or attempts, violence towards others, and substance abuse.
  • Use of reliable vehicle and valid BC driver’s license required for this role.
  • A criminal record check that passes the Criminal Records Review Act is mandatory.
  • Level 1 First Aid and CPR
  • Providing proof of COVID 19 vaccination required.


  • Adaptable in the pursuit of a common good
  • A sense of humor