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Social Worker II (Masters), TB Services - BC Centre for Disease Control
Social Worker II (Masters), TB Services
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver BC, $36.99 to $46.27 per hour
Provincial TB Services (TBS) provides TB consultation for healthcare providers across BC. We also manage the majority of active TB cases and coordinate the case management of drug-resistant TB and complex pediatric cases. We provide approximately 25,000 points of service in the Lower Mainland, and approximately 800 TB clinic visits a month. We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment to marginalized individuals exposed to TB in urban and rural or remote areas.
Watch BCCDC's commitment to reducing the impact of TB in our community: https://youtu.be/q7Pbmg7dj9I
Check out the incredible role Social Workers hold with our heathcare teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Il2exGH-A
What you’ll do
- Conduct psychosocial 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.
- Provide information to team members and relevant community services from a psycho-social perspective by assessing client welfare concerns, being knowledgeable of risk indicators and helping the identification of risk situations, and makes appropriate referrals accordingly.
- Facilitate attendance of patients to the TB Services Clinic by escorting or accompanying them to appointments as necessary, and by offering psycho-social support. The Social Worker may assist priority clients to access other resources such as education, recreation, social supports, food and housing and provides on-going advocacy and counselling.
- Assist patients in accessing benefits or assistance as appropriate and provides assessment and planning on issues related to TB, social determinants of health such as income security, housing, social networks, self-efficacy and self-care.
- Act in an advocacy role with government agencies such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), health care providers and landlords.
What you bring
- Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
- Minimum two (2) year’s recent related experience working with the relevant patient populations such as the under-housed, substance use, mental health, non-English speaking, or other marginalized populations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
- Valid BC driver’s license and be eligible for membership in car sharing.
You will have the ability to:
- Use comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
- Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
- Work with marginalized and culturally diverse populations including those requiring translation services, and/or with chemical dependency and mental illness.
- Utilize listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Establish rapport with families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
- Use working knowledge and familiarity with health and social service programs for TB.
- Use working knowledge of harm reduction principles
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: $36.99 to $46.27 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 08:00-16:00/08:30-16:30
Requisition Number: 108418
What we do
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) bccdc.ca is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
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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