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Counsellor - Social Worker - Patient and Family Counselling Cancer Care Kelowna
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.
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.
What you do
- Screen, assess and counsel patients and families concerning emotional and practical needs associated with their diagnosis; help with problems of advanced complexity; facilitate and develop group programs to meet needs of patients and families.
- Provide assistance and information regarding transportation, accommodations and financial resources to patients and families.
- Provide consultation to other disciplines, and work as a member of interdisciplinary team.
- Provide liaison with community agencies. Identifies patients' needs for services and makes 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/Provincially, designated Community Oncology Network and/or outreach programs such as in-service programs and clinical network meetings.
- Participate in the planning and development of department’s quality improvement program (e.g. through input to the planning process).
- Provide clinical guidance to students and volunteers as required.
- Participate in and promotes research projects as directed.
- Maintain current knowledge and awareness of trends and activities in clinical practice.
- Maintain, compile and report workload statistics and clinical reports consistent with established quality assurance standards.
What you bring
- 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 of recent experience working in an interdisciplinary setting that includes experience with individuals, couples, families and group work; program and community development;, adjustment and grief counselling in a health care or oncology setting.
- As per our Standards of Practice, demonstrated aptitude and experience in brief evidence-based therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systems Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Crisis Counselling, Group Therapy and Resource Counselling.
- Eligible for registration with designated professional regulatory body.
What you have
- Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patient, families, staff and the public in a professional and compassionate manner.
- Work independently and co-operatively as part of the Patient & Family Counselling team and the interdisciplinary cancer care team making positive contributions to the team process and patient care goals.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Deal with others tactfully and with sensitivity.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Organize and prioritize work.
- Operate related equipment.
- Teach and supervise students.
- Demonstrated skills in CPR techniques.
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.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- 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.
Regular Part Time (.80 FTE)
Wage: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of work: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 111204
What we do
BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
BC Cancer 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.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BC Cancer 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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