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

Social Worker I, Masters Level (Standard) - Social Work 
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.

 

The Social Worker I (MSW) reports operationally to the Program Manager/Director or Social Worker III and is under the general practice supervision of the Social Work III/Professional Practice Leader for Social Work. Consistent with the interprofessional setting the Social Worker provides psychosocial assessments and intervention to assist patients and families presenting with health, perinatal, mental health and women’s issues.  Social work services are provided to patients and families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural and psychological outcomes associated with perinatal issues and treatment, including loss and bereavement services. The Social Worker provides 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.

 

What you’ll do

  • Conduct comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by interviewing the patient and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and family, and formulating assessments and intervention plans.
  • Support patients and their families 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 to 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 complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up. 
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care. 

 

What you’ll bring

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent, related experience with patients and families 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.
  • 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 will also have Knowledge of:

  • Social Work theory and practice.
  • Psychosocial needs of women and families with health and/or mental health conditions.  
  • and experience with women-centered care. 
  • 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. 
  • Adoption legislation and related clinical guidelines. 
  • Other health care disciplines and their role in client care.  
  • Community resources. 
  • Research processes and methodology. 
  • and ability to work with mental health issues, including DSM, and mental health assessment of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
  • and ability to work with grief and loss.
  • Other health care disciplines and their role in client care. 

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, Full-Time 
Wage: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour 
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC   V6H 3N1
Days/Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:30 - 16:30
Requisition #132645E

 

 ***We welcome applicants from across Canada and internationally who are eligible for full registration with the BC College of Social Workers*** 

 

What we do 

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

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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