Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
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Join our new multi-disciplinary team of passionate and committed professionals working to support clients with complex mental health issues and/or substance use disorders, and have come into contact with the law. This Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor position will support the Enhanced Care Housing Project.
The Enhanced Care Housing Project supports clients found not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder as they transition out of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and into the Community Transitional Care (CTC) housing program located on the səmiq̓ʷəʔelə lands (former Riverview Hospital Lands, Coquitlam). The CTC program provides recovery and rehabilitation services to facilitate a safe and successful transition and reintegration of forensic patients into the community.
This position will be temporarily based out of the Surrey Forensic Regional Clinic; but will later transition permanently to the səmiq̓ʷəʔelə lands.
This role is ideally suited to a person who enjoys supporting clients to achieve success with reintegration in their community, working in a team environment, solving problems, and working collaboratively with partners. This person must be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and DRIPA (2019). What you'll do
What you bring Education, Training and Experience
- Assess and evaluate patients' vocational rehabilitation needs on an ongoing basis through methods such as collaborating with the Case Management Coordinator, Treatment Team, Primary Nurse and the patient to determine interests, skills and abilities, encouraging patients' involvement in plan development and facilitating the setting of appropriate vocational rehabilitation goals in accordance with clients' preferences, needs and abilities.
- Receive referrals and develop individual vocational rehabilitation plans to integrate vocational goals into the mental health treatment plan through methods such as engaging patients in discussion to determine individual needs and potential career paths, abilities and interests and building a trusting and respectful relationship; orienting patients to programs at the hospital, making recommendations for placement considering patients' expressed preferences/interests and suitability. Coordinates pre-vocational training for patients so that they are able to take full advantage of programs available.
- Liaise with the Case Management Coordinator, collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team and community professionals and advocate on behalf of the patient to assist them in accomplishing a goal of competitive employment or other viable vocational pursuits in an integrated community setting.
- Monitor vocational training placements, track progress, evaluate programs, and participate in over-all case planning for patients by methods such as visiting work/program areas on a regular basis and, in collaboration with the program staff, assessing patient progress, writing progress notes and reports; informing the treatment team of progress, any concerns, changes recommended regarding the patients' development in the program; and managing the patient incentive gratuity program and administering the Holiday Program.
- Provide ongoing support services to clients related to employment through methods such as providing vocational rehabilitation counseling to clients on an individual basis by telephone or at the job site, facilitating group meetings and liaising with Case Management Coordinator and other members of the interdisciplinary care team. Provides on-site job coaching to ensure patient orientation and ongoing training as required.
Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor's Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program and two years' recent, related experience providing vocational rehabilitation counselling or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Class 5 Driver's License
What we bring
- Demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of mental illnesses.
- Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, evaluate and problem-solve.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Ability to work effectively with others, including working effectively in a multicultural environment, independently, as part of an interdisciplinary team and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with and resolve conflicts.
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.
Regular, Full-time (1.00 FTE) Wage:
$36.99 - $46.27 per hour. Location:
10022 King George Highway, Surrey V3T 2W4 Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630 Requisition #
137246 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 Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
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PHSA and BCMHSUS 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:
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