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Social Worker 1, BSW, Child Protection Services (CPSU) - BC Children’s Hospital

Social Worker 1, BSW, Child Protection Services (CPSU)

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC


*Learn more about this opportunity and hear from the hiring team at our Virtual info session on May 31, 2023 from 4pm- 5 pm PST . Please RSVP and register in advance on our Eventbrite page: Provincial Health Services Authority- Social Worker Virtual Info Session Tickets, Wed, May 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite *



The Social Worker I (BSW) reports operationally to the Program Manager/Director or Social Worker III and is under the general supervision of the Social Work III/Professional Practice Leader for Social Work. The role is responsible for providing clinical and consultative social work services of a general nature to patients and families relevant to the specific area of care. Duties include conducting social assessments, providing counselling services, maintaining records, attending interdisciplinary clinical/case conferences, identifying applicable community resources for patients and facilitating care throughout the continuum.



What you’ll do

  • Conduct foundational social work assessments of patients and families by interviewing the patient and/or family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and/or family, and interpreting the data using a variety of assessment tools, in accordance with professional standards, clinical policies and practices relevant to the specific area of care.
  • Provide foundational social work and therapeutic clinical counseling services to patients and families in the assigned area of care by exploring the emotional response to identify problems, personal concerns, treatment objectives and facilitates change in coping style, behavior, attitude and feelings and adaptive responses to life events.
  • Receive referrals from the interdisciplinary team to participate in the patient, families, community supports and interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate services, support case management and facilitate meetings, as appropriate relevant to the specific area of care.
  • Refer to community services as necessary relevant to the specific area of care area.
  • Attend clinical/case conferences as a member of an interdisciplinary team for patient reviews, admissions, and discharge by methods such as providing input from a social work perspective on a variety of care issues related to the patient, and ensuring proper and effective treatment of the patient relevant to the specific care area.


What you bring


  • Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work and one (1) year post Bachelor of Social Work experience or successful completion of a practicum in a health care setting.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.


You also have:

  • Foundational knowledge and understanding relevant to the specific care area.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Social Work assessment and intervention relevant to the specific care area.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply foundational counselling skills relevant to the specific care area.
  • Ability to provide consultation to patients, families and other healthcare professionals relevant to the specific care area.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and deliver in-services, presentations and support groups relevant to the specific care area.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • 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).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, 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 and 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: Temporary, Full-Time (Until June 01, 2024)
$39.14 to $48.88 per hour
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830 - 1630 hours
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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 Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.


BCCH are a 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 BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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