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Social Worker I - MSW Standard, Child & Youth Mental Health, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency (CAPE) - BC Children's Hospital

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Social Worker I - MSW Standard, Child & Youth Mental Health, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency (CAPE)

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver BC

The Social Worker provides mental health and/substance use assessments and intervention to assist children, youth, women and their families presenting with serious mental health and/or substance use issues. Intervention services provided by the Social Worker include: family assessments; crisis intervention; short-term counselling; individual, family and group therapy; advocacy; liaison with community services; coordination of resources; consultation with teams; collaboration with community agencies, education, program planning and research. Social work services are provided to patients and their families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural, and psychological outcomes associated with assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The Social Worker provides consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns. The Social Worker promotes family-centered care on a case by case basis within BC Children's Hospital, Child & Youth Mental Health Services 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 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, including relevant graduate level mental health courses and mental health practicum.
  • Minimum one (1) year recent related clinical experience working within a child, youth and women's mental health and substance use setting relevant to the service area within BC Children's; must include experience in child protection, child development and grief and loss, women's issues, women abuse and harm reduction model; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.  

You can demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
  • Ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial and family assessment in mental health.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide crisis intervention, short-term counselling and individual, family and group therapy.
  • Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of children/families with mental health conditions.
  • Knowledge of the normal development of children and ability to work with mental health and substance use issues including DSM and mental health assessment of depression, suicide and anxiety.
  • 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 November 15, 2024)

Wage: $40.53 to $50.62 per hour. 

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9

Hours of work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition Number: 152287E

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 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 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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca  

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of September 25, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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