The Valcartier Family Centre is a community organization governed by military families. It welcomes and helps individuals and their families from the time they join the military community until their reintegration into the civilian community. At the heart of the military community in Eastern Québec, the VFC recognizes their unique experience and power to act.


Employment Type: Full-time, 35 hours/week
Duration: Contract to March 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension
Location: Valcartier Family Centre (10 minutes from Val-Bélair)
Start Date: January 2018
Salary: $23.06/hr.

Summary of Duties

The Psychosocial Prevention Practitioner, together with the counselling coordinator and each of the Valcartier Family Centre services, carries out the planning, development and implementation of a psychosocial prevention program for members of the military community. The Psychosocial Prevention Practitioner is responsible for establishing processes that promote identification of psychosocial needs and issues present in the community and, in reponse to these, for planning community-based prevention strategies. He or she is the resource person for all psychosocial prevention initiatives for the VFC team as a whole. The Psychosocial Prevention Practitioner coordinates, designs and carries out psychosocial preventive actions or activities in partnership with internal VFC services, and community organizations.


  • Experience in community needs assessment;
  • Experience creating psychosocial preventive tools;
  • Experience developing and facilitating psychosocial preventive workshops;
  • Experience in group intervention with different age groups and different psychosocial issues;
  • Understand and put into practice a philosophy and approach based on strengths (empowerment);
  • Comfortable working on a team and involving different stakeholders in a shared process;
  • Superior ability to adapt, to be self-reliant and resourceful;
  • Strong project planning, organization and assessment skills.



  • University degree in psycheducation, social work or a related discipline;
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience with community needs assessment;
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in the creation of psychosocial preventive tools;
  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in development/facilitation of psychosocial preventive workshops;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English;
  • An understanding of the particular characteristics of military life (asset).


The Valcartier Family Centre offers many advantages, including a friendly work atmosphere, the possibility of working out nearby at a discounted rate, free parking, access to the bike path, flexible work schedules, a team cohesion and well-being committee, and the possibility of helping to organize and carry out major VFC activities (the party for families, annual volunteer party, benefits, etc.) – all geared towards caring leadership.

Send your résumé and cover letter to Human Resources at: no later than Friday, December 8.

*** Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Valcartier Family Centre has been recognized by the military and civilian communities for its leading expertise and caring leadership as well as for various innovative services that focus on the needs of military families. Within an effective structure, the VFC contributes to the military community’s well-being by relying on a competent, caring and committed team, and a network of important partners.

Respect, Equality, Transparency, Quality and Innovation.

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