Social Worker, Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre, Rapid Access & Addictions Clinic (RAAC)

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-11127
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 M-F, stats off
Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a registered Social Worker looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic work environment? If you've answered yes then we want you to keep reading!


We currently have an exciting Full Time opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Social Worker to our Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre, Rapid Access & Addictions Clinic (RAAC) located at Mental Health & Substance Use Services - Creeksidein Surrey, BC. If you're someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally rewarding, then this might be the opportunity for you.


If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.


Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work! Work hard and have fun while you do it!


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Coordinator, Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre, the Social Worker, Creekside RAAC ensures linkage between clients of the RAAC and other programs and services such as substance use counselling and treatment resources, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), housing and other community resources. This position provides program-wide support to assess and determine referral needs, liaise with community resources, formulate and implement treatment plans, provide case consultation and follow-up support in collaboration with Creekside RAAC clinical team. The Social Worker is expected to engage the client and their support systems as people with full competence and as full collaborators in developing their recovery plan. Contributes to the collation of data analytics.


  1. Provides direct professional services by conducting social work assessment focusing on the family, social, emotional and cultural needs of the clients; provides brief intervention/short term counselling and psycho-education.

  2. Works with other team members to screen referrals and assess participants; participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of program participants.

  3. Facilitates clients' utilization of appropriate community services and rehabilitative programs (such as alcohol and drug treatment, vocational programs, Mental Health Centres, residential treatment resources, housing, community groups, Psychiatrists etc.) by performing duties such as researching available services, liaising with these agencies, providing related advice and consultation to clients and staff. Maintains client records and statistics, prepares reports, and completes forms as required, in accordance with regional policies and standards, including clinical record standards of Mental Health & Substance Use Services. Obtains consent forms for release of client information.

  4. Advocates on behalf of clients, by performing duties such as providing clients with information about benefits such as income assistance, MSP, Plan G, tenant rights, appeal processes and assisting clients to complete forms.

  5. Provides education to clients and staff and other agencies, regarding community mental health and substance use programs.

  6. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities for assigned area by performing duties such as participating in quality initiatives, providing feedback to the Coordinator about needs and gaps in programs and services, and suggesting solutions to improve the linkage and collaboration between RAAC and other services.

  7. Participates in ongoing education to maintain current and relevant practice, including clinical education, as well as maintaining current knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial legislation and amendments that impact mental health and substance use care and service delivery.

  8. Participates in student education by providing guidance and input to current and potential social work students.

  9. Performs outreach as well as other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an recognized educational institution, plus one year of recent, related experience in the field of mental health and substance use. Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.

Valid B.C. Driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction, trauma-informed and recovery-oriented approach; concurrent disorders; addictions and addictions counselling.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.

  • In-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community partners to inform the referral process.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing within a diverse and multicultural community.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals, groups, and interdisciplinary professionals through understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, evaluate and problem-solve, and organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment.

  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related word processing and database management software applications.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while seeking the appropriate level of consultation and approval from the Coordinator.

  • Knowledge of community resources and methods of accessing them.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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