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Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinician, Family Therapy, Eating Disorders

Vancouver, BC
Part Time
15 days ago
35.650 to 44.560 per hour

Come work with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Clinician, Family Therapy, Eating Disorders.

As a Clinician, Family Therapy, Eating Disorders you will:

  • Provide comprehensive mental health and psychosocial assessment and treatment services for families of individuals with eating disorders and other concurrent mental illness.
  • Provide family therapy, including emotionally focused therapy, Maudsley family based therapy, couples counselling, group counselling and psychoeducation according to a variety of theoretical models and best practices.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships based on trust with clients and their families.
  • Participate in case conferences/meetings with clients, family, service providers and members of the multidisciplinary team; and collaborate and provide clinical support to colleagues to meet the needs of the client population serviced and to provide integration and continuity across the care continuum.



The Vancouver Coastal Health Eating Disorders Program is a regional, community-based outpatient program. We have a multidisciplinary team that includes therapists, outreach counsellors, recreation therapist, dietitians, nurses, family therapist, physicians and psychiatrists.  We works with children, youth and adults at various stages of their recovery process in collaboration with their Primary Care Providers and offer a mix of individual and group programming. If you enjoy a committed and fun work environment, this team will be a great fit for you!



Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in a behavioral science from a recognized program.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working in an outpatient/community setting providing family therapy, individual and group therapy to clients and families with a variety of mental disorders (including eating disorders) or an equivalent combination of post-graduate education, training and experience.
  • Registration with Provincial Licensing/governing body of profession if applicable.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of eating disorders treatment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Specific Practices as they relate to eating disorders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychoeducation principles and methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of group treatment modalities as applicable which are appropriate to Indigenous clients, families and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in family therapy with diverse families (i.e LGBTQ2 families, immigrant/ refugee families)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma and recovery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of couples therapy principles and methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform psychosocial assessments and provide treatment planning and care.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, to problem solve, and
    to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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