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Social Worker (MSW) – Heartwood Centre for Women, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Social Worker (MSW)

Heartwood Centre for Women, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Vancouver, $35.65 to $44.56 per hour

 


What you’ll do

  • Conduct comprehensive mental health and/or addiction, 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 mental health clinical intervention in the context of evidence based care to children, youth, women and their families through individual, family and group therapy.
  • Support patients and their families by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention during the adjustment to hospitalization, new diagnosis of mental health and/or addiction issues, and change or loss in mental health functioning.
  • Facilitate comprehensive mental health and/or addiction discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies to ensure psycho-social follow-up.  

 

What you bring

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work. 
  • Minimum 1 year recent related clinical experience working within a child, youth and women’s mental health and addictions setting relevant to the service area within BC Mental Health & Addictions Services; 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. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.

 

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.

 

Casual Opportunity
Wage: $35.65 to $44.56 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Rotating Days; 
0830-1630

Requisition Number: 94556

 

 

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca care for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

 
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.