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Social Worker I (MSW) – Heartwood Centre for Women


Consistent with the interprofessional setting, provide mental health and/or addictions assessments and intervention to assist children, youth, women, and their families presenting with serious mental health and/or addiction issues. Promote family-centered care on a case-by-case basis within BC Children’s Hospital, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, and the community. 


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. 


Intervention services provided include:

  • Family assessments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term counseling
  • 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

You hold:

  • A 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 of 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 & Substance Use 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.  

You have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial and family assessment in mental health
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health diagnoses as they relate to children and youth 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with mental health and addiction issues including DSM and mental health assessment of depression, suicide and anxiety
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Infants Act and Child and Family Community Services Act
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources in mental health for children and youth
  • 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 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
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.  
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Social Work students and other team members both formally and informally
  • Ability to present at in-services within the hospital and community
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate for families as they navigate the health care system
  • Working knowledge of research processes and methodology
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system

If this sounds like you, apply now! 


About Us


As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.


BC Mental Health & Mental Health Substance Use Services is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. 


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. 

  • Reference #s: 83046/83044
  • Casual
  • Wage: $34.26 - $42.73 per hour
  • Various Shifts, Monday-Friday, Sunday: 1030--1930, 0930-1830, 0830-1630
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #83044/83046-2324205
Work SiteHeartwood Centre for Women
Job TypeCasual, Part-Time
Hours of WorkVarious: 1030--1930, 0930-1830, 0830-1630
Work DaysMonday-Friday, Sunday
Expiry Date31-Aug-2019

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