Counsellor, Complex Chronic Diseases Program

October 13 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Vancouver, BC • Remote

Counsellor, Complex Chronic Diseases Program

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver BC

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all positions at PHSA.

Come work with us in the Complex Chronic Diseases Program!

What you’ll do

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for adults with chronic pelvic pain and concurrent mental health concerns.
  • Perform key duties such as, intake, mental health assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultations, individual and couples counselling, group therapy and psychoeducation.
  • Support the interdisciplinary team to provide quality client care by providing information based on specialized theory/practice.
  • Plan, design, and deliver various modalities of group services to chronic pelvic pain patients, such as group psychoeducational sessions on pain science, psychotherapeutic process groups and support groups.
  • Plan, desigs, and deliver individual and couples services to patients with chronic pelvic pain, using psychotherapeutic interventions that are evidence-based for use with the chronic pain population.
  • Identify patients’ goals and expectations; review patients’ learning needs, and assist with understanding of health issues; teach strategies for managing and changing pain; consult with colleagues regularly; support patients.
  • Maintain confidential patient files by methods such as documenting telephone and in-person contacts with patients, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, and documenting for future reference.

What you bring

  • Master’s Degree in a related allied health discipline (Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work), from a recognized program at an accredited educational institution.
  • Specific training and certification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, pain science, trauma/PTSD, mindfulness based therapies (MBCT, MiCBT), and motivational interviewing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience in community and/or hospital organizations providing treatment services to chronic pain patients including those with concurrent mental health issues; including experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating within an interdisciplinary team setting; educating and training using a variety of teaching modalities; and facilitating or co-facilitating support groups; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for membership and registration in the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

You also have:

  • Thorough knowledge working with patients who are experiencing persistent pain, chronic illness, and chronic pelvic pain, including those who have experienced mood disorders.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology indications and side-effects.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in individual, couples, and group therapy sessions, alone and as a co-facilitator.
  • Thorough knowledge in adult education principles, methods, and tools. Demonstrated ability to conduct psychological assessments, and to provide treatment planning and crisis intervention to adults.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate education/training or discussion groups on a wide range of health topics for this client population.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Casual

Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
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What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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