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Social Worker II, TB Services, Chest Clinic - BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver

Social Worker II, TB Services

Chest Clinic, BC Centre for Disease Control



The Social Worker 2, Tuberculosis Services (TB), reports administratively to the Public Health Manager, works in alignment with established standards, policies and procedures, and functions as the only regular SW at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)


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.
  • Act as a liaison and advocate between various agencies, including to the TB Ward at VGH, by acting as an inter agency link. Keep TB Services employees current on services available and inform other agencies and clients on services TB Services provides.


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 have the

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with marginalized and culturally diverse populations including those requiring translation services, and/or with chemical dependency and mental illness.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with health and social service programs for TB.


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 (FTE: 0.80)
Wage: $36.99 - $46.27 per hour
Location: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 4R4
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; 08:00-16:00/08:30-16:00
Requisition # 114426E



What we do


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BC Centre for Disease Control 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.


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PHSA and BC Centre for Disease Control 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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