Social Worker, Residential Services

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2022-11519
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Long Term Care & Assisted Living

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.

 

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Relief Full Time Social Worker at The Residence in Mission - Mission Campus of Care in Mission, British Columbia.

Build on your education & career experience as you:

  • Facilitate all admissions to the facility by liaising with Access, Home Health, and clients.
  • Conduct admission interviews and tours, issue medical forms, complete required documentation, schedule admissions, and conduct admission conferences for staff.
  • Assist residents and family members/significant others with financial matters including equipment acquisition, government applications and other matters as needed.
  • Provide counseling, education and support to residents and family members/significant others from pre-admission to death or discharge, as needed.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional standards and practices by providing input to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Worker and through Professional Practice Committee activities.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities, OH&S and related safety programs, accreditation and regional initiatives.

To join our team you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work.
  • One (1) year recent related experience working with the elderly in residential settings.
  • Current registration with the BC College of Social Workers.

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.
  • 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 health care providers 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 administratively to the Manager, Clinical Services and clinically to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Work, the Social Worker, Residential Services uses professional and program standards in providing psycho-social assessment, crisis intervention counselling and specific resident treatment, as well as assisting with tasks that are a cross-responsibility of all team members.

Responsibilities


  1. Facilitates all admissions to the facility by liaising with Access, Home Health and clients; conducts admission interviews and tours; issues medical forms; completes required documentation; schedules admissions and conducts admission conferences for staff.

  2. Assists residents and family members/significant others with financial matters including equipment acquisition, government applications and other matters as appropriate. Liaises with relevant agencies and inter-disciplinary team members as appropriate in this process.

  3. Provides counseling, education and support to residents and family members/significant others from pre-admission to death or discharge, as needed.

  4. Liaises with inter-disciplinary team members and staff; arranges and chairs care plan conferences.

  5. Maintains records, including statistics, and documents social work services, assessments, interventions in inter-disciplinary focus notes.

  6. Acts as a resident advocate, maintains confidentiality and practices in an ethical manner, consults with the Professional Practice Chief and other Social Workers on professional practice issues as required.

  7. Coordinates and chairs Resident Council and Family Support Group meetings; takes minutes and arrranges speakers.

  8. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional standards and practices by providing input to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Worker and through Professional Practice Committee activities.

  9. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, OH&S and related safety programs, accreditation and regional initiatives as directed by the Manager.

  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Baccalaureate degree from an approved school of Social Work. One year's recent related experience working with the elderly in residential settings.


Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.



Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to contribute to and function within an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work and set priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with residents, family members/significant others, staff and volunteers.

  • Ability to operate related equipment

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

 

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