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Social Worker – ASL Fluency Required

Job Title: Social Worker
Work Site: Deaf Well-Being Provincial Program – Burnaby, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $29.48 – $36.75 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630; Days off: Biweekly Wednesday evenings and Saturday rotation
Reference#: 103200-rle

JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a client and population centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide consultative social work services to designated population group. Performs professional social work services such as conducting comprehensive social and psycho-social assessments, preparing comprehensive case histories, providing psycho-education and interventions, establishing, maintaining and enhancing therapeutic relationships, evaluating clients’ response to treatment plan, and coordinating individualized goal-oriented treatment and discharge planning. Develops and enhances community communications/relationships, provides consultation services, engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities to achieve excellence in client care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Two (2) years recent related experience working with and knowledge of Deaf culture and deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind populations.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities an asset.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of mental health issues and care.
  • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic, counseling skills and clinical practice models..
  • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
  • Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
  • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social determinants of health
  • Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Social Work assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct social and psychosocial assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and influence group and inter-group processes, decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff.
  • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and coach clients and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

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