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Family Counsellor – CANSOFCOM Unit

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services - CFMWS

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted May 16, 2023.


CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.


The Family Counsellor will provide professional consultation, assessment and clinical counseling services through evidence-based practices to singles, families, couples, and children, and crisis intervention to CANSOFCOM families.

The Family Counsellor will develop and deliver preventative mental health and lifestyle management programs, workshops and services for CANSOFCOM families, provide referral and follow-up services to clients requiring specialized professional services and support self-help, therapeutic and support group’s development through facilitation, presentations and/or information sharing.


Education, Certifications and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counselling Psychology, or a related field AND several years of experience in social work, counselling or a related field.


Current Registered Professional Counsellors (RPC) or Master Practitioners in Clinical Counselling (MPCC) designation or equivalent.


  • In psychosocial counselling using evidence-based treatment approaches
  • In the use of recognized, evidence-based treatment approaches
  • In client case management
  • In developing, planning and conducting presentations and briefing sessions
  • In crisis intervention
  • In emergency response to critical incidents
  • In developing and facilitating self-help, therapeutic and support groups

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership.


English or French Essential, Bilingual an asset

Reading: Functional

Writing: Functional

Oral: Advanced


Health Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.
Retirement Planning: Group Savings Plans.
Learning and Development: Online learning opportunities and second language training
Perks: Discounts through CF Appreciation.



  • Secret Security Clearance required.
  • Requires local travel.
  • Required to work some evenings and weekend events.
  • This is an on-site position. Remote work may be required depending on health and safety considerations.
  • The selection process will be done in person.


August 8, 2023


CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during the selection process.


Salary: 90550-106580