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Social Work Educator, Interprofessional Practice and Patient Experience - BC Mental Health and Substance Use


Social Work Educator, Interprofessional Practice and Patient Experience

BC Mental Health and Substance Use

Burnaby, BC

We are seeking a Social Work Educator to join our team. This role requires some travel throughout the province and offers hybrid working options.

What you’ll do

  • Plan, develop, implement, evaluate and modify educational strategies, programs, curriculum and materials related to Social Work theory, interventions, skills and competencies based on clinical evidence, policy, literature and resources and education theory for Social Work staff.  Work in collaboration with Allied Health Practice Leaders and Education leaders to identify specific Social Work learning needs.  Ensure content reflects up to date, evidence-based and wise practices. 
  • Provide training to Social Work staff and students for implementation of profession specific and inter-professional regional and provincial clinical practice guidelines. Use change management techniques to introduce and guide staff through the use of new social work practices, to ensure efficient, clinically effective and safe implementation. Evaluate education effectiveness and learning outcomes by determining whether clinical objectives have been achieved and assessing whether learning has occurred that results in demonstration of best practices.  Provide formal feedback related to the clinical competency through documentation review and case consultation. 
  • Deliver, maintain, and coordinate new staff orientation for social workers and social work students to ensure staff are familiar with Social Work practice standards, clinical guidelines, legislation, professional practice resources, education materials and modules.  Identify, update, and revise existing orientation education on an ongoing basis to ensure information is accurate and up to date.  Monitor and ensure orientation is completed within the designed timeframe.  
  • Deliver learner-centered education to social workers and social work students following orientation by teaching, coaching, role modeling, mentoring, and/or facilitating education and learning sessions on clinical practice topics in face to face and electronic mediums. Develop and review instructional materials.  Plan and schedule educational activities, maintain records of staff instruction and monitor effectiveness of training methods through staff feedback.
  • Act as a clinical role model and resource for staff by consulting with staff on complex professional practice issues, role modeling clinical expertise when performing professional activities and provides professional advice and support to enhance clinical problem solution.  Review and evaluate technical literature/material and incorporates findings into educational content.  Consult with other professionals, attend relevant educational programs as directed to maintain knowledge of current developments and contribute to the improvement of services.  Actively promotes continuous learning among staff. 

What you bring


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Four (4) years' recent, related broad Social Work experience in a variety of practice areas and experience in mentoring, teaching, knowledge translation, creating educational materials, implementing education strategies or providing leadership, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, legislation, procedures, and standards of care. Comprehensive knowledge of social work theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of the established provincial standards of practice and guidelines for Registered Social Workers.
  • General knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction approaches and Strengths-based care.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Psychological Health and Safety within the workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.
  • Broad knowledge of education theory, including knowledge of adult education, learning principles and education strategies.
  • Broad knowledge of virtual technology-based learning and with spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents – including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study – and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range/Wage:
$43.87 – $54.79/Hour

Location: 1795 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 6E3
Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday; 08:30-16:30
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services(BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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