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Social Worker I, Masters Level (Standard), FIR - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Social Worker I, Masters Level (Standard), FIR Program

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

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.

 

 

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Families in Recovery (FIR) Program is a provincial specialized perinatal service that provides primary care to antenatal and postpartum women who use substances and to infants exposed to substances in an interdisciplinary approach. Through the provision of treatment and supports focused on principle based practice and integrated programming, the interdisciplinary team at FIR focuses on stabilization and harm reduction in a recovery-oriented approach to care.

This acute care service has 12 beds for women who want to stabilize their substance use and address any pregnancy related concerns and/or withdraw from substance use during pregnancy. The Model of Care at FIR was renewed in 2020 through a collaborative process to align perinatal substance use practice on the unit to the best evidence and address the evolving needs women, children and families.

 

The Social Worker I provides psychosocial assessments and intervention to assist patients and families presenting with health, perinatal, mental health and women’s issues, in addition to providing consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns.

 

 

What you’ll do

 

  • Conduct comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the patient and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and family and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
  • Support patient and their family by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counseling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers.
  • Provide comprehensive clinical counseling with women, children and their families by focusing on their 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 women and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational, counseling and bereavement groups for partners and their families.
  • Facilitate in 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 patient and their family with a health condition relevant to the service/program area within BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre including clinical skills in crisis intervention, assessment, short-term counseling, individual, group and family counseling; must have experience in mental health, child protection, women’s issues, intimate partner violence, harm reduction model 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.

 

You are able to:

 

  • Apply knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
  • Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling.
  • Understand the psychosocial needs of women and families with health and/or mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate experience with women centered care.

 

You have knowledge in:

 

  • Child protection issues and relevant legislation concerning children, consents and FOIPPA.
  • Formalized agreements between C&W and MCFD relevant to child protection protocols and other formal agreements with community agencies.
  • C&W guidelines such as, Children and Youth at Risk for Abuse and Neglect and Child and Family Community Services Act. 
  • The psychosocial needs of women and families with health and/or mental health conditions. 

You are able to:

  • Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in an inter-professional environment.

 

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: Regular, Part Time (0.50 FTE)
Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 1300-1700
Requisition Number:
 118642

 

 

 

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.

 

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

 

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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