Counsellor, Patient and Family Counselling Cancer Care – BC Cancer Victoria
Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, Patient and Family Counselling, the Counsellor provides psychosocial support to cancer patients and their families.
In this role, you will:
- Counsel patients and families concerning emotional and practical needs; help with problems of advanced complexity; assume leadership of group programs; and develop groups to meet needs of patients and families.
- Provide consultation to other disciplines, interpret counselling role and work as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
- Provide liaison with community agencies. Identify patients' needs for services and make appropriate referrals, or develop alternate strategies for patient support, education and follow-up care.
- Participate in planning and development of educational activities in the Centre and designated Communities Oncology and/or outreach programs such as in-service programs and clinical network meetings.
- Participate in the planning and development of the department’s quality improvement program, (e.g. through input to the planning process).
- A 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.
- Eligibility for registration with designated professional regulatory body.
- 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.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants 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, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.
To learn more about the Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project, please visit: https://jobs.phsa.ca/cst
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
- Casual (0.01 FTE)
- Wage: $34.26 to $42.73 Hourly
- Monday to Friday; 0830 - 1630
- 2410 Lee Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5