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Counsellor, Patient and Family Counselling Cancer Care

Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Posting #079312-2317941
DepartmentDT- General Social Work
UnionHEABC Paramedical - H.S.A.
Work Site600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Position DurationUntil return of incumbent
Salary Range$33.01 - $41.16 / Hour
Position StatusPart-time
Hours of WorkMon-Thu 08:30-16:30 Fri 08:30-15:30
Work DaysMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Days OffSat, Sun, Stat
Position Start Date21-Jan-2019
Position End Date28-Jun-2019
Applications Accepted Until 10AM20-Jan-2019
Job Summary
Job Summary:

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, Patient and Family Counselling, the Counsellor provides psychosocial support to cancer patients and their families.  Receives day-to-day consultation and clinical case work supervision regarding psychosocial aspects of cancer management.


Education, Training and Experience

•    Master’s degree in a social sciences discipline relevant to the job from a recognized program, such as Social Work, Counselling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology.
•    Minimum of two (2) years recent, related experience working in an interdisciplinary setting that includes experience with individual, marital, and family counselling group work, program and community development, and grief and loss counselling in a health care or oncology setting.
•    Eligible for registration with designated professional regulatory body.

Skills and Abilities

•    Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patient, families, staff and the public.
•    Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
•    Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•    Ability to deal with others tactfully and with sensitivity.
•    Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
•    Ability to organize and prioritize work.
•    Ability to operate related equipment.
•    Ability to teach and supervise students.
•    Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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