Counsellor, Social Worker Patient & Family Counselling
Cancer Care, BC Cancer Kelowna, $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
You’re on a professional mission to reduce the burden of cancer in your community, and with great hope, across the globe. You remain steadfast in your efforts to support all individuals who are undergoing cancer care, along with their families and friends. Working with a team of health care colleagues who share your values of compassionate care and excellence through innovation makes all the difference in your work days, as you share the highs and lows with support, kindness, and excellence in care.
What you’ll 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. 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/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).
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’s in it for you
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.
Help us maintain the highest patient survival rate in Canada.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830 to 1630
Requisition Number: 110370