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Registered Clinical Counselor - Newton Surrey

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELOR

  • STATUS:               Part-Time   (FTE 0.5) and Full-time (FTE  1.0)
  • PROGRAMS:        Occupational Rehabilitation
  • LOCATIONS:        Newton Surrey

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Rehabilitation Services Manager, the Clinical Counselor is responsible for the facilitation of education classes, relaxation training groups, and individual psychological treatment/counselling sessions within the context of the Occupational Rehabilitation 2 Program (OR2).

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

All Clinical Counselors comply with the ethical and professional standards as outlined by their Association (BC Association of Clinical Counselors). Clinical Counselors also comply with Back in Motion’s Code of Ethical Conduct.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides education classes on a variety of subjects relevant to the Occupational Rehab 2 Program (OR2);
  • Provides short-term, one-on-one psychological support and/or treatment to OR2 clients; this may include provision of empirically validated psychological treatment (such as Cognitive Behavioural Treatment);
  • Provides time-limited, empirically validated psychological treatment (such as Cognitive Behavioural Treatment) with OR2 for clients with a range of presenting problems/diagnoses;
  • Provides psychological treatment within a rehabilitation context and be able to maintain a focus on successful and durable return to work;
  • Maintains treatment goals that are realistic in the context of the program and program length;
  • Completes intake, progress, and discharge reports in a timely manner and as specified in agreements laid out with customer;
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date clinical notes and other records;
  • Works effectively in an multidisciplinary team environment; communicate and consult with team members as appropriate;
  • Communicates effectively and professionally, as appropriate, with the referral source/customer;
  • Demonstrates solid clinical judgment;
  • Provides crisis intervention as required;
  • Adheres to Back In Motion policies/procedures/practices, as well as standards of service;
  • Reviews contracts and ensures adherence to contractual obligations/responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of the practice of counselling in a rehabilitation environment.

Education:

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology or equivalent

Memberships & Associations: 

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology: Registered or eligible for registration with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors

Skills & Attributes:

Required

  • Excellent skills in providing short-term psychological treatment/counselling and skills training.
  • Knowledge of effective pain management strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working in a rehabilitation context.
  • Experience working with third party providers.
  • Experience treating clients who have experienced trauma would be an asset

Technical Skills

  • None
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