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Counsellor - Chinese Community BC Cancer Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago


Chinese Community- BC Cancer Vancouver $35.65/hr. - $44.56/hr.

What you'll do
  • Provides clinical counselling services to patients and families for all tumour groups as designated.
  • Counsels patients and families concerning emotional needs and practical help problems of advanced complexity; assumes leadership of group programs and development of groups to meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Develops and maintains volunteer groups by implementing responsive programs for Chinese-speaking patients and their families.
  • Consults with and assists community groups in adapting programs to reflect the specific needs of the Chinese speaking community.
  • Provides information to members of the Chinese-speaking community through presentations and emotional support. Promotes and facilitates cooperation between professional care providers and volunteers in the community.
  • Liaises with community agencies which provide health care, counselling and educational programs for Chinese-speaking patients. Identifies patients' needs for services and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in planning and developing educational activities related to Chinese-speaking persons affected by the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Translates written documents, such as educational materials and patient information publications, to be available for use by Chinese- speaking patients.

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 recent, related experience working in an interdisciplinary setting that includes experience with individual, marital, and family counselling group work, program and community development.
  • 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.
  • Work independently and co-operatively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others tactfully and with sensitivity.
  • Ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Teach and supervise students.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Fluency with the Chinese language (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects preferred).
  • Demonstrated skills in CPR techniques.

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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular, Part-Time (.60 FTE)
$35.65/hr. - $44.56/hr.

West Broadway, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Hours of work TBD
Requisition Number: 105217

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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