Published Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021


Job Title: Clinical Counsellor
(Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling or Social Work) 
Work Site: Parkinson Society British Columbia (primarily remote)
Status: Part time to full time - four to six months depending on availability
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience 
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, on any or all of Monday - Friday weekdays


Job Summary

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is looking for a skilled and engaged clinical counsellor with experience in chronic illnesses to join their Education and Support Services department. PSBC is committed to offering support, sharing reliable information and providing education for people with Parkinson's, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. As part of the Education and Support Services staff, the counsellor will be responsible for delivering counselling services (one-on-one and/or family counselling) to people living with Parkinson’s and their carepartners, in-person, virtually, and/or over the phone.  

Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling or Social Work. Clinical experience that includes experience in a chronic disease management setting and providing care through a holistic mental health lens or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Registration with applicable licensing/regulatory body needed. National registration an asset.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge, theory, and practice related to the treatment and care of clients with chronic illnesses.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other healthcare disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity, and professional judgment.
  • Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and supportive counselling skills.
  • Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment.
  • Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment pertaining to chronic illnesses.
  • Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental status exams and suicide risk assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide care planning, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other healthcare staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promote communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and use critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, Internet, and email software.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for this posting.

  1. Submit CV and cover letter to
  2. Provide 2 professional references (name and contact information)





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