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 Kamloops, BC
Category Social Worker
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

We are seeking a Masters prepared Social Worker at Toko Psychiatric Rehab Centre. 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 Relief Full time opportunity until the return of incumbent. Days of work are Monday to Friday (08:00 to 16:30).

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.


Education, Training and Experience:
• Masters 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.

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: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position

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