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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.

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Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)

There is currently one posting in the Child, Youth and Family services.

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) – Counsellor

NARSF Programs is seeking a full-time Sexual Abuse Intervention Counsellor. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the SAIP counsellor is responsible for providing therapeutic counselling and group sessions to children. youth and families who have been victims of sexual abuse and/or assault or who have sexual acting-out behaviours.

The SAIP counsellor engages in therapeutic processes which address the emotional, cognitive, and behavioural responses of the persons served. The successful candidate will provide individual sessions using a variety of approaches designed to enhance the child/youth’s self-esteem, body image, assertiveness, and communication skills to alleviate the trauma of sexual abuse experiences. General responsibilities will require the counsellor to possess strong trauma-informed clinical skills, a well-rounded knowledge base of therapeutic issues, awareness of developmental factors, and proven skills in creating a therapeutic climate and a mature, independent resourceful approach to work.


We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Brings diversity to our team
  • Has a strong understanding of trauma, its effects, and appropriate intervention strategies
  • Has proven skills and experience working with vulnerable children and youth
  • Has proven skills in building and maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Believes strongly in a social justice approach to client service within a family systems framework
  • Is well-organized and capable of working independently within a larger team

Educational Requirements

  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, or Counselling Psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience
  • Affiliation with a recognized professional body is desirable
  • Specific training in child sexual abuse is strongly recommended


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

NARSF offers a competitive salary and benefits package reflective of applicant experience and training.

PDF SAIP JOB DESCRIPTION:  Sexual Abuse Intervention Counsellor


Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

There is currently one posting in Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS).  

Community Health Nurse

Health Matters, a program under the NARSF Programs umbrella, has an opening for a part-time (28 hr/wk) Community Health Nurse (CHN). This unique and challenging position is geared to a person with a calm disposition and solid theoretical foundation from their practice working in community. The CHN will demonstrate ability to develop mutually trusting and respectful relationships while adopting a collaborative learning approach working with all facets of the organization. The chosen candidate engages, connects, and delivers harm-reduction and nursing interventions to promote positive health and wellness among vulnerable populations living in Nanaimo.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and wage expectation when applying for this position. This position is subject to annualized funding being in place. Resumes will be received in strict confidence so indicate your preferred contact method. 

The Role

The CHN will provide a combination of testing, care, connection, coordination, and linkage functions to reduce the spread of HIV, viral hepatitis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) within an office and distributed community-site model. The CHN will promote healthier choices by building healthy boundaries and positive relationships with clients to enhance individual capacity to prevent transmission of infection while promoting safer sex and drug use practices that maximize access to harm reduction supplies.

The CHN’s related scope of practice includes nursing functions for front line primary health care services to clients in the form of immediate assessment, intervention and treatment in accordance with BCCDC guidelines, Communicable Disease Control Manual, Immunization Manual, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) HIV Guidelines, Provincial HIV PrEP Guidelines, and BC Point of Care (POC) HIV Testing Programs Guidelines, Narcan BCCDC guidelines and BCCNP.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engages and supports community partners in the delivery of Health Matters! services that house or deliver services to vulnerable populations within the Nanaimo area proper. 
  • Works as part of a community – interdisciplinary health team to provide testing services to vulnerable/marginalized clients and communities who are at high-risk for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and STI’s.
  • Treatment for STIs where possible, and referral to HIV, viral hepatitis and STI treatment and support services as required.
  • Provides counselling and support for access to primary care, safe housing, mental health, substance use, health and lifestyle related concerns and emergency care.
  • Provides harm reduction education, counselling and support from a nursing perspective on issues relating to STI and HIV/HCV within fixed, community-based, and non-traditional settings such as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) gatherings, drop-in street locations and other meeting places as coverage permits.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Maintains current STI practice and treatment guidelines; able to communicate and implement approved harm reduction strategies in meaningful ways to clients.
  • Maintains mastery level understanding of harm reduction, addiction, mental health issues and the impact of poverty on health.
  • Models appropriate boundaries and pro-social behaviors consistent with NARSF Code of Ethics and the British Columbia College of Nursing Professional Standards on Ethical Practice.
  • Stays up to date on services and supports in designated Central Vancouver Island communities to make appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Knowledgeable and consistently implements NARSF Programs policies and procedures.
  • First Aid Certification Psychological First Aid and CPI Training.


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing, from a recognized educational institution.
  • Registered Nurse with membership in BCCNP.
  • Experience working in community based public health nursing with a communicable disease component.
  • Knowledge and experience providing trauma informed care 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with street involved population 
  • Completion BCCDC Courses: STI Course, HIV Pre and Post Test Counselling, HIV Partner Notification.
  • Vehicle for work purposes.
  • Valid criminal record check.

This position requires a person to undertake physical lifting up to 10 kg for periods at a stretch.


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

NARSF offers a competitive salary and benefits package reflective of applicant experience and training.