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Social Worker I, BSW, Oak Tree Clinic - BC Children’s Hospital

Social Worker I, BSW, Oak Tree Clinic

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC


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


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.

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.
  • Provide consultative and direct services to patients, families, team members and community health professionals relevant to the specific care area.
  • Prepare and maintain patient records by methods such as documenting client assessments, interventions, evaluations, modifications and patient goals, charting patient information, preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures, to meet regulatory requirements, and provide evidence and rationale that support findings and intervention plan relevant to the specific care area.


What you bring


  • Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • 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.
  • Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills relevant to the specific care area.


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.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until March 04, 2024)
$31.99 to $39.98 per hour
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
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What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BCW 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.


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PHSA and BCW 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.


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