Counsellor - Provincial Eating Disorder Program
Women's Health Clinic - Winnipeg, MB

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Hours: 1.0 EFT (40 hrs/wk) Salary Scale: Per CUPE Local 2348 scale

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for providing a broad range of counselling services to women, men and teens over the age of 16, within the Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention and Recovery Program. The counselling will be done in accordance with Women’s Health Clinic philosophy and Model of Care.

Reply by 4:30 pm on May 16, 2013 TO: PEDPRP Counselling Hiring Committee, Women's Health Clinic, 419 Graham Ave. Unit A, Wpg MB R3C 0M3

Counselling Services
o Complete clinical assessments and treatment plans.
o Provide individual therapeutic counselling to teens, women and men on issues within the area of eating disorders. Other issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addictions, trauma, self harm, and family and peer relationships may also be addressed.
o Facilitate treatment groups.
o Develop and facilitate workshops and provide occasional speaking engagements to community groups, to promote knowledge and the understanding of issues related to eating disorders and mental health.
o Provide consultation to individuals or family members requesting information about eating disorder treatment services. Consultation will also be provided to health professionals seeking information on services to either make a referral or enhance the work that they are doing with an individual or family.
o Consultation and debriefing with Women’s Health Clinic staff and volunteers on eating disorders, mental health and social issues as needed.
o Participate in program development and evaluation.
o Provide documentation of client care through maintenance of client electronic medical records.

Other Activities (as required)
o Participate in management by preparing for, attending meetings and performing follow-up tasks, as required by the organizational structure.
o Provide statistics on a monthly basis.
o Develop and/or participate in program and peer evaluation activities through the counselling peer review group, case conferencing, and other evaluation tools to monitor standards of care.
o Participate in relevant community agencies and committees to promote and advocate for a greater understanding of weight preoccupation and disordered eating issues and increase Women’s Health Clinic understanding of community issues.
o Maintain and enhance work related skills through literature review, attendance at educational workshops and in-services in order to contribute to satisfactory performance of job duties.

This position requires the ability to flex time to respond to client and program needs, including evening and weekend work. This position functions within a multi-disciplinary team which includes physicians, counsellors, nurse practitioners, client service workers, dietitians, volunteer counsellors, and health educators. A commitment to working co-operatively in a participatory decision making structure is required. A commitment to working with individuals from a feminist perspective is required.

Minimum requirements
o Bachelor degree in relevant discipline, such as social work preferred. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.
o Three years clinically supervised counselling experience providing ongoing individual therapy (minimum half time).
o Clinical experience and/or strong interest in working in the area of eating disorder treatment.
o Experience in group facilitation.
o Demonstrated understanding of weight bias and commitment to working from a body positive perspective.
o Understanding of and commitment to Women’s Health Clinic’s model of care and feminist counselling principles.
o Experience in public speaking and health education.
o Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills including basic competency in word processing and email.
o Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.
o Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
o Pro-choice feminist perspective.

Assets but not required
o Masters degree in a related field.

Women's Health Clinic is a feminist, pro-choice, community-based health centre promoting the health and well-being of all women by facilitating empowerment, choice and action. Staff work with multi-disciplinary staff and volunteers in a participatory management structure. WHC is committed to the principles of employment equity. Aboriginal, visible/language minority women, women with disabilities and lesbians are encouraged to apply. Should you wish to declare membership in one of these designated groups, your declaration will remain confidential to the Hiring Committee. This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those candidates whom we wish to interview.