As a student or counselling candidate, a position in the human services sector can provide valuable experience and networking opportunities as you build your career. This is by no means a definitive list of employment opportunities that are available. Job boards like indeed.ca, can be a valuable tool in your employment search.
Coast Mental Health
Supporting people living with mental health challenges by providing housing, support services, employment and education opportunities. Coast Mental Health’s approach is client-focused and community-based.
Fraserside Community Services Society
Fraserside is a multi-service agency that supports people needing housing, seeking work, and/or living with developmental disabilities, mental health or substance use issues, or low income. Their focus is New Westminster and neighbouring communities.
Lookout Housing & Health Society
Providing housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options.
Milieu Family Services
Provides services to youth and adults. Services include: self-advocacy, shared living, employment, staffed residential homes, outreach support and community inclusion.
PHS Community Services Society
Provides housing, healthcare, harm reduction and health promotion for some of the most vulnerable and under-served people in Vancouver and Victoria.
Raincity Housing & Support Society
Providing housing, support programs, and builds relationships with over 2000 people throughout the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast, to help create more options in people’s lives.
Options Community Services
Providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. Options believes in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and government to create focused, effective and responsive resources for the community.
Union Gospel Mission
Provides meals, shelter, outreach, chaplaincy, recovery, education and job preparation, affordable housing and preventative programs at 7 locations throughout Metro Vancouver.
As Vancouver’s largest non-governmental provider of social services, the Salvation Army provides unprecedented support to Metro Vancouver’s most vulnerable.
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Community Services
Offers a wide range of innovative programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people in all stages of their Canadian journey.
Delta Community Living Society
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and providing ongoing support to their families and friends. Services include community inclusion, residential, family and employment services.
Formerly Simon Fraser Society for Community supports families and individuals, from infants to seniors, who are at risk for, or have, developmental delays or disabilities. Serving the communities of New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra.
Semiahmoo House Society
Provides quality services and support to people with disabilities and their families in the community.
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS)
VAFCS helps Aboriginal people access education, housing needs and support for families. The centre strives to provide holistic and cultural services to all of its community members.
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
An Indigenous community-based organization, serving BC’s largest urban Indigenous population of children, youth, families & Elders. FRAFCA’s vision is to build a community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots by fostering their health & well-being through culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy.
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
Provides meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth (Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, Status, Non-Status) in the urban setting. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners.
Atira’s Women’s Resource Society
Supporting women and children affected by violence by offering safe and supportive housing.
Elizabeth Fry Society
Provides shelter, family services, counselling, employment and education support for women who are at risk, involved in the justice system, or in recovery and transition.
Provides residential and support services for Vancouver’s homeless youth.
John Howard Society
Provides assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence and value their positive contributions to society.