Sexual Assault Counsellor - BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC
Reporting to the Program Director, Specialized Women’s Health, BC Women’s, and in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Service (SAS) local program, provides therapeutic counseling, advocacy and referral services to sexual assault survivors seen by the SAS at Vancouver Hospital. Upon request, this position sees women at C&W who have been sexually assaulted or who have concerns related to sexual assault. With respect to the local Sexual Assault Program, and in collaboration with the SAS team, plans, coordinates, evaluates community outreach and education/training within the Vancouver area. Maintains regular communication about operational and clinical issues with the SAS Coordinator.

In this role, you will:
Provide brief phone or in-person intervention counseling and referral services for women who have been seen by BC Women’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) at Vancouver Hospital, and consent to follow up contact, within 48 hours of being assessed at Vancouver Hospital.
Provide support (on request), therapeutic counseling and referral services for patients, staff, family, and visitors at C&W who have been sexually assaulted or have concerns related to sexual assault.
Maintain confidential patient files and documentation of telephone and in-person contacts with sexual assault survivors seen by SAS and those referred on-site.
Collaborate with the SAS team, plans, coordinates and evaluates community outreach and education/training for the local Sexual Assault Program. This includes establishing the goals and objectives, taking requests, discussing and planning the nature and content of the specific outreach or education/training with SAS team members, working out logistics of schedules, communicating with all participants as required, establishing the framework, implementing the evaluation, and preparing a summary report of findings.

You hold:
Masters degree in Counselling, Adult Education, Social Work, or equivalent degree, from an accredited educational institution with specific training and certification in Sexual Assault or Violence Against Women in Relationships, or equivalent training/education and experience.
Current registration with the relevant training body, as required. In-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding sexual assault; experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating community outreach and education/training, within a multidisciplinary team designed for health care, providers from other sectors, and the public.
Five (5) years related work experience in community and hospital organizations providing counseling, advocacy and referral to those who have experienced sexual assault or relationship violence.

You have the ability to

Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Relate to sexual assault survivors, understand the context of relationship violence, provide brief intervention counseling and referral services.
Plan, coordinate and evaluate community outreach and education/training to a wide variety of providers across sectors, and to the public.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Problem solve and resolve conflicts.
Organize/prioritize work.
Work with diverse populations.
Operate related equipment.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

About Us

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Regular, Part-Time (0.90 FTE)
Wage: $34.26 - $42.73 per hour
Monday to Friday (alternating Mondays off); 0830 - 1630
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9

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