Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator

Justice Education Society of BC
Oct 15 2018 - 10:00am
Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a
Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator to deliver sessions in Vancouver and New Westminster. Parenting After Separation (PAS) sessions are funded and supported by the government of British Columbia. Workshop sessions are three hours long and are designed to help parents make informed decisions about their separation or divorce; to increase the likelihood of parental co-operation; and, to give parents information and skills to assist their children. The Workshop Facilitator is responsible for delivery of PAS sessions using a standardized course curriculum, which is provided.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• No less than 2 years’ education in an area related to this service (e.g: social work, counseling, childcare) PLUS
• No less than 5 years’ related experience providing direct service to families/children individually and in groups, AND
• Have courses that demonstrate knowledge of and training in the dynamics of family violence.
• A working knowledge of court systems, dispute resolution services, Family Law in BC, role of lawyers and an understanding of legal terms.
• Additional points may be awarded if facilitators demonstrate training in or experience with court processes.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (ability to communicate with separating parents from a variety of cultures and backgrounds while respecting individual differences)
• Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer software to generate and exchange information.
• Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
• Must have a flexible schedule and an ability to work evenings/weekends

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• To empower parents with information about the court system and procedures and the role of the judiciary and lawyers within the process: to provide definitions of legal terms such as custody, guardianship, and access; to provide information and about the best interests of children; and, to provide information about the child support guidelines and spousal support.
• To inform parents about dispute resolution options, including mediation, counseling and the court process. It is emphasized, where there are issues of violence or safety concerns, that certain dispute resolution options may not
be appropriate.
• To provide parents with information about how to assist the children through their parents’ separation or divorce process. Information provided includes children’s normal emotional and behavioral responses as they relate to their development stage and the importance of managing conflict between parents and the extended family in a healthy manner. This includes
the need for parents to separate their own feelings of hurt, anger, disappointment towards their partner from their decision-making process as parents.
• To provide information about the adult’s emotional experience of
separation and divorce, the place and meaning of anger in the process of separation, and basic negotiation strategies that parents can use to resolve conflicts and thus facilitate a healthy, ongoing parental relationship.
• To provide parents with information about community resources.

How to Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by
October 15th at 10:00 am.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. JES has offices in Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and has diverse sources of funding including private donors andprovincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at


Vancouver, BC