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BC Womens Hospital and Health Centre

Counsellor, Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis - BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

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Job Description

Counsellor, Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for adults with chronic pelvic pain and concurrent mental health concerns.
  • Perform key duties such as, intake, mental health assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultations, individual and couples counselling, group therapy and psychoeducation.
  • Support the interdisciplinary team to provide quality client care by providing information based on specialized theory/practice.
  • Plan, design, and deliver various modalities of group services to chronic pelvic pain patients, such as group psychoeducational sessions on pain science, psychotherapeutic process groups and support groups.
  • Plan, design, and deliver individual and couples services to patients with chronic pelvic pain, using psychotherapeutic interventions that are evidence-based for use with the chronic pain population.
  • Identify patients' goals and expectations; reviews patients' learning needs, and assist with understanding of health issues; teaches strategies for managing and changing pain; consult with colleagues regularly; supports patients.
  • Maintain confidential patient files by methods such as documenting telephone and in-person contacts with patients, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, and documenting for future reference.
  • Consult with a variety of health care, social services and other providers, both hospital and community-based, on a wide range of clinical issues pertaining to the management of complex chronic diseases patient and service delivery issues including providing information based upon theory/practice, discussing client care issues and developing linkages/partnerships with other facilities, agencies, and support groups.

What you bring


  • Master's Degree in a related allied health discipline (Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work), from a recognized program at an accredited educational institution.
  • Specific training and certification in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, pain science, trauma/PTSD, mindfulness based therapies (MBCT, MiCBT), and motivational interviewing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Two (2) years' of recent related experience in community and/or hospital organizations providing treatment services to chronic pain patients including those with concurrent mental health issues; including experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating within an interdisciplinary team setting; educating and training using a variety of teaching modalities; and facilitating or co-facilitating support groups; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for membership and registration in the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

You will also have

  • Thorough knowledge working with patients who are experiencing persistent pain, chronic illness, and chronic pelvic pain, including those who have experienced mood disorders.
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology indications and side-effects.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in individual, couples, and group therapy sessions, alone and as a co-facilitator.
  • Thorough knowledge in adult education principles, methods, and tools. Demonstrated ability to conduct psychological assessments, and to provide treatment planning and crisis intervention to adults.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate education/training or discussion groups on a wide range of health topics for this client population.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and develop health-care resources for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the provincial context as it pertains to service delivery and policy issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Current knowledge of Women's Reproductive Health issues
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership, and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and resolve conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize/prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (FTE 0.60)
$42.27 - $52.81/hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 0800 - 1600
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCW 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:

PHSA and BCW 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date ofApril 4th, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Womens Hospital and Health Centre

BC Women's is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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