Richmond Mental Health Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor - Mental Health & Substance Use (BB-CDA20)

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Job Description

Come work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor to join the ACT team at Richmond Mental Health Services in Vancouver, BC.

As a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide a specialized counselling service to assist clients with disabilities to explore vocational poetntial and address barriers to employment.
  • Perform duties including:receiving referrals, screening and assessing clients' vocational potential, counselling and guiding clients in the selection of sustainable occupational goals, developing vocational plans, assisting with accessing resources for job finding or training, including liasising with sponsorship agencies and other service providers, contacting insurers and previous employers to assist with return to work, and monitoring client progress.

    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams bring health care and life-skills support to clients; all of whom would have difficulty arranging and keeping appointments with traditional office-based health care practitioners. ACT uses a trauma informed approach to promote recovery through community-based treatment and rehabilitation. The ACT team strives to reduce the number of contacts between police and their clients with severe and persistent mental health conditions and substance use concerns


    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling plus one years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Certification or eligible to apply for Certified Vocational Rehabilitiation Professional (CVRP), Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CRC) and/or Registered Vocational Professional (RVP).
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of mental health conditions, disease processes and understanding of the ways in which health conditions affect employability.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Knowledge of human rights legislation as it pertains to disability and employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated vocational rehabilitation counselling skills, including intake and assessment skills, individual and group counselling skills, case formulation skills, case management skills, and goal planning skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Individual Placement and Support Model.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, and clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability/sensitivity to working with a diverse population of clients with mental health-related barriers to employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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