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Social Worker I MSW – Adult Psychiatry

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 5, 2019
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.26 - $42.73 - Per Hour
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Social Worker I MSW – Adult Psychiatry

Competition #: 01296578
Employee Type: RELIEF PART TIME (0.50 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Hourly Wage: $34.26 – $42.73


Position Summary
We are seeking a Master’s prepared Social Worker at Hillside Centre. Hillside Centre is a 44 bed facility located on the Royal Inland Hospital campus. The facility provides services to both adults and elderly individuals with acute illness and/or severely dysfunctional behaviours who cannot be cared for in the psychiatric system in their own area. The focus is on diagnosis and stabilization with rehabilitation strategies to promote stabilization and reintegration into the community to return home.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Social Worker provides clinical social work services to patients and conducts comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments with patients suffering acute episodes of mental illness and substance misuse/dependence using a variety of modalities and in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices. In this role the Social Worker educates and provides support and consultation to patients, families and healthcare professionals. As a member of an integrated, interdisciplinary team, takes a key role in discharge planning and ensuring optimal continuity of care through activities such as liaison, referral, resource finding, advocacy, coordination, brokerage and pre-placement visits. Develops, coordinates and delivers in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups and initiates, develops and carries out research activities in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. The Social Worker is expected to engage the patient & their support system as people with full competence and as full collaborators as full collaborators in service planning, delivery and evaluation.

This is a part-time opportunity until the return of incumbent in September 2020. Days of work are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (08:00 to 16:00).

Interior Health offers a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills; access to many clinical resources, interdisciplinary environments where patients are at the centre of care; 100 percent employer paid comprehensive benefits’ package and pension plan; and excellent vacation entitlement.

If you would like to join an engaged, collaborative team of healthcare professionals and value work-life balance, we have what you are looking for. If this opportunity sounds like a fit for you, apply today! Our focus is on every person matters.

• Master’s degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work
• One (1) year recent, related clinical experience with adult mental health experience.
• Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
• Valid British Columbia driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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