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Social Worker (MSW) - BC Children’s Hospital, Healthy Minds Centre, Sunny Hill Health Centre and BC Women's Hospital

  

Now hiring casual social workers in the following areas:

BC Children’s Hospital, Healthy Minds Centre, Sunny Hill Health Centre and BC Women's Hospital

 

 

Consistent with the interprofessional setting the Social Worker provides psychosocial and family assessments and intervention to assist children, women and their families presenting with health, rehabilitation, developmental, mental health and women’s issues. The Social Worker promotes family-centered care and research and education within BC Children’s Hospital, Healthy Minds Centre, Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Women’s Hospital, and the community.

 

In this role, you will: 

  • Conducts 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.
  • Supports 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Supports the child and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational and counselling groups.
  • Facilitates in complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up.

 

You hold a:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Minimum 1 year recent related experience with children and their family with a health or disabling condition relevant to the service area within BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre including clinical skills in assessment, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, individual, group and family counseling; must include experience in mental health, child protection, child development, intimate partner violence, chronic health conditions, disabilities, and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • 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 have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individual, family and group counseling.
  • Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of children/families with medical, disabilities, and/or mental health conditions.
  • Knowledge of child development theories.
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and relevant legislation concerning children, consents and FOIPPA.
  • Knowledge of formalized agreements between C&W and MCFD relevant to child protection protocols and other formal agreements with community agencies.
  • Knowledge of C&W guidelines such as, Children and Youth at Risk for Abuse and Neglect.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with mental health issues, including DSM, and mental health assessment of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with grief and loss issues.
  • Working knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an inter-professional environment.

 

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

 

About Us

 

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services.


BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve


Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC)
, a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 17, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.

 

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

 

  • 82028
  • Casual opportunities at BC Children's, BC Women's and SunnyHill 
  • Wage: $34.26 - $42.73 per hour
  • Rotating Days; Rotating Schedule
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9

 

Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #82028-2322738
Work SiteSocial Work - Children's, Vancouver
Job TypeCasual, Part-Time
Salary/Rate$42.73 / Hour
FTE0.01
Hours of Work
Work Days
Expiry Date

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