Job Posting 79258

Clinical Counsellor
InspireHealth
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Victoria, BC
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 21 Jan)
full time

InspireHealth, a Canadian leader in supportive cancer care, is seeking a passionate Clinical Counsellor to join our Victoria team in a full-time capacity (4 to 5 days per week).

 

ABOUT INSPIREHEALTH
InspireHealth is a not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization partially funded by the BC Ministry of Health. Since 1997, we have provided programs and services to enhance quality of life, health and well-being of people living with cancer and their families. Our cancer rehabilitation services support and educate people during and after cancer treatment. We offer practical and personalized exercise therapy, stress management, nutrition and counselling services.

 

CLINICAL COUNSELLOR POSITION

The InspireHealth Clinical Counsellor provides person-centred care to inspire people living with cancer to enhance their emotional well-being and engage with their health.  The Clinical Counsellor provides individual and group counselling services to patients, teaches and facilitates InspireHealth programs for patients and their families, reaches out to the community through speaking engagements and liaises with community healthcare professionals and agencies.

 

The ideal Clinical Counsellor for this role has a compassionate presence and a clinical style supportive of patient empowerment and engagement. They possess a significant understanding of emotional health as it relates to chronic illness, cancer and end-of-life. Their leadership, facilitation, and presentation skills will be called upon in this role.  They possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work with integrity, self-responsibility, and accountability. The Clinical Counsellor  is well organized, self-directed and takes initiative and works well independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They are passionate about patient education and opportunities to present to health professional colleagues. Clinical Counsellors provide support for patients and their families at all levels (mind, body, emotions, spirit) and across the spectrum of cancer care from the initial diagnosis, through decision making regarding treatments and end of life care.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual counseling support to patients (currently via telephone, video and in-person)
  • Provide end of life counseling services
  • Complete intake documents, appointment notes, and maintain electronic patient records
  • Facilitate support groups for patients and support persons
  • Facilitate interactive patient education sessions within InspireHealth and with other cancer care communities
  • Give public talks and participate in community networking and fundraising events to increase awareness about InspireHealth
  • Actively engage with team meetings and meetings with the Counselling team
  • Contribute to InspireHealth blog and newsletter, occasional magazine or newspaper articles
  • Evening and weekend work may be required for class or program delivery.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Previous clinical experience working within a healthcare setting
  • Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in Counselling Psychology, Social Work, or Social Science field relevant to the position
  • Registration and in good standing with a professional association or regulatory body, such as CCPA, BCACC, BCCSW, BCPA
  • Professional liability insurance coverage
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills in English, other languages are an asset
  • Competent technical skills on Windows based systems, electronic medical records and software platforms for virtual patient care and group support.

 

THE HEALING ENVIRONMENT AT INSPIREHEALTH

We operate within a cultural environment of team work, self-responsibility, open communication, integrity, and self-care. We recognize that our personal growth has a direct impact on our ability to successfully realize our goals and provide the highest level of service to our patients. We invite staff to participate in a mindfulness practice together each morning as a team. This opportunity is ideal for individuals who:

  • Are dedicated to their own personal growth, health and well-being at the levels of mind, body and spirit
  • Are self-responsible and accountable
  • Are team-oriented and heart-centered
  • Are passionate about supportive care- healthy nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and emotional support

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