Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker
Work Site: Deaf/Well Being Program – Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $31.99 – $39.98 per hour
Hours: 0900-1700

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 150078-cye

 

Come work as a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker with fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) to join the Deaf/Well Being program team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Social Worker with VCH you will:

  • Provide consultative social work services to the designated population group.
  • Perform 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.
  • Develop and enhance community communications/relationships, provide consultation services, engage 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 the designated population group or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & 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.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.