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Social Worker I (Masters), Eating Disorders and Metabolic Nutrition - BC Children's Hospital
Social Worker 1 (Masters) , Eating Disorders and Metabolic Nutrition,
BC Children's Hospital
Our Social Workers at BC Children's Hospital are an integral part of the clinical team assisting patients and families with the social and emotional impacts of hospitalization, a medical condition, perinatal care, disability or attending one of our clinics.
Check out the incredible role Social Workers hold with our heathcare teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Il2exGH-A
Our Social Worker (Masters), Eating Disorders provides psychosocial and family assessments and intervention to assist children and their families presenting with health, rehabilitation, developmental and mental health issues consistent with the model of the department. You clinical practice will support:
- Social work services provided to children and their families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural, and psychological outcomes associated with diagnosis and treatment of acute Eating Disorders.
- Providing consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns.
- Intervention services provided by the Social Worker includes crisis intervention and short-term counseling, advocacy, liaison with community services, coordination of resources, consultation with teams, collaboration with community agencies, education, program planning and research.
- Promotes family-centered care and research and education within BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and the community.
What you’ll do
- Conduct comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the child and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the child and family and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
- Support the child and their family by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers.
- Provide comprehensive clinical counselling with individuals, families and groups by focusing on the child’s and family’s social, emotional and cultural needs, including adjustment to diagnosis and treatment decisions, loss of functioning and dealing with emotional and family crises in the context of evidence based care.
- Support the child and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational and counselling groups.
- Facilitate complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
What you bring
- Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
- Minimum 1 year recent related experience with children and their family with a health or disabling condition relevant to the service area within BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre including clinical skills in assessment, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, individual, group and family counseling; must include experience in mental health, child protection, child development, intimate partner violence, chronic health conditions, disabilities, and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630 hours
Requisition Number: 107984
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
Sunny Hill Health Centre (SHHC) bcchildrens.ca/our-services/sunny-hill-health-centre provides specialized development and rehabilitation to B.C. children and youth and their families.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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