Vancouver Coastal Health

Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor

Job Description

Job Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
Work Site: Vocational Rehabilitation, G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.38 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour


Days off: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 163613-mki


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with a Masters Degree to join the team at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre 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 potential and address barriers to employment.
  • Duties include:
    • 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 liaising with sponsorship agencies and other service providers.
    • contacting insurers and previous employers to assist with return to work.
    • monitoring client progress.


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 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 ability to administer and interpret Level B measures of interests, values, personality, and abilities.
  • 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 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.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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