Social Worker (Master’s)

Social Worker (Master’s)

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 9, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Penticton, BC
Category Social Worker
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :PENTICTON

Position Summary

Penticton Health Centre has an opportunity for a Permanent Part Time Master’s Level Social Worker to join our team. This position works a rotating 4 on and 4 off schedule within the Quick Response Team (QRT) with the goal of preventing admissions to acute care. This is a team based position working alongside nursing, occupational, and physiotherapist professionals and the areas of work include referrals from local physician offices and the emergency department.

The Social Worker provides comprehensive therapeutic clinical counselling services to patients and families in an assigned clinical specialty area. Other responsibilities include:
• Conducts comprehensive social work and psycho-social assessments of patients and families using a variety of modalities and in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices and educates and provides consultation to patient, families and healthcare professionals.
• Provides leadership to the interdisciplinary team in care planning for the effective utilization of patient resources and participates as a member of local committees and planning bodies to identify areas for improved efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to enhance patient care services and reduce gaps in the community.
• 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.

Shifts are rotating day shifts (4 days on, 4 days off) from 09:00 to 17:00 until the return of incumbent.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Relocation Allowance package to be offered with position.


Education, Training & Experience
• Masters Degree of Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work.
• One year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.

Skills & Abilities
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching:

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