The Clinical Counsellor provides individual, family and group counselling services to the designated program area.
- Maintain confidential patient files and documentation of telephone and in-person contacts with community providers/patients
- Perform intakes, assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultations, counselling, group therapy and psychoeducation.
- Work within a harm reduction model of care, conducts individual and group counselling sessions designed to increase client awareness of patient population’s related issues and enhance positive motivation for change.
- Consult with a variety of health care, social services and other providers, both hospital and community-based, on a wide range of clinical issues pertaining to the management of patient population and service delivery issues including providing information based upon theory/practice, discussing client care issues and developing linkages/partnerships with other facilities, agencies, and support groups.
- Collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary team, in the formulation of treatment and discharge plans.
- Plan, design, and deliver individual and various modalities of group counselling to patients by identifying patients’ goals and expectations and learning needs, assisting with understanding of health issues, teaching coping strategies, consulting with colleagues when required, and supporting patient population.
- Specific training and certification applicable to program area and patient population or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Eligible for membership and registration in the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Qualification & Experience:
- Master’s Degree in a health related discipline such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or a related health discipline from a recognized program at an accredited educational institution.
- Two (2) years of recent related work experience in community and/or hospital organizations that includes experience working with the designated client population, including experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating within a multi-disciplinary team setting; educating and training using a variety of teaching modalities, and facilitating or co-facilitating support groups.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate education/training or discussion groups on a wide range of health topics for this client population.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill working with the designated client population.
- Ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels of the organization and with partners in other health centres and community agencies across the Province.
- Demonstrated broad skills in counselling, clinical assessment and report writing.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in individual and group therapy sessions alone and as a co-facilitator.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Richmond, CA
Application Deadline: N/A