Clinical Social Worker (BSW)

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-16388
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
1 month ago(5/17/2022 2:15 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Various
Program/Service
Patient & Family Counselling

Why Fraser Health?

Are you someone who enjoys promoting effective coping and adaptation methods? Would you like to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? Do you have the ability to conduct social and psychosocial assessments? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading.

 

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.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Social Worker to join Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, BC. 

 

Maple Ridge is a perfect balance of urban sophistication and country splendour. It is a community experiencing dynamic progress. The new Golden Ears and Pitt River Bridges puts Maple Ridge in the heart of regional transportation corridors.

 

Build on your education and experience as you:

  • Promote client/family autonomy by ensuring their participation in planning and decision-making and the development of problem solving abilities.
  • Identify and engage with eligible clients utilizing a variety of social work high risk screening and case-finding techniques.
  • Provide therapeutic counseling services to clients and families experiencing multiple circumstances relating to their illness.
  • Acts as a resource for clients and their families by providing information regarding community resources and access to these resources, facilitating referrals where appropriate, and facilitating the development of community resources by identifying services needed to support the health of families.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

To join the organization we require you to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work
  • Two (2) years recent related experience
  • 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.

 

Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

Detailed Overview

Reporting clinically to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Work and administratively to the Manager, Health Services, provides social work services to improve the emotional and social consequences of a health condition for the client and family; promotes effective coping and adaptation to the problems brought on by illness; works towards optimal functioning, mastery of situations, maintenance of important social roles, functions and relationships, safe and timely discharges to home or other levels of care.

Responsibilities


  1. Identifies and engages with eligible clients utilizing a variety of social work high risk screening and case-finding techniques.

  2. Conducts social and psychosocial assessment of patients and families and interprets the information using a variety of modalities in accordance with professional standards and clinical practice.

  3. Provides therapeutic counseling services to clients and families experiencing a variety of circumstances relating to their illness.

  4. Facilitates a process whereby the patient and family identify their needs for recovery, adaptation and mastery of the situation; promotes client/family autonomy by ensuring their participation in planning and decision making and the development of problem solving abilities.

  5. Follows up and provides ongoing monitoring of psychosocial situations for clients and evaluates their response to interventions, revising the care plan as necessary.

  6. Provides information regarding client's psychosocial situation as a member of the interdisciplinary team; participates in developing a comprehensive plan of care with/for the client; collaborates and consults with other community professionals.

  7. Acts as a resource for clients and their families by providing information regarding community resources and access to these resources, facilitating referrals where appropriate, and facilitating the development of community resources by identifying services needed to support the health of families.

  8. Helps clients explore their reactions to loss and provides counseling from a strengths perspectives to sustain client motivation and hope.

  9. Coordinates and advocates for the client with other service providers, both internal and external to the organization, to promote maximum client social functioning.

  10. Participates in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

  11. Educates other health service providers about the psychosocial aspects of the health problem through participations at discharge planning rounds, patient and family conferences, clinical documentation and consultations.

  12. Documents clinical interventions and participates in outcome assessments and workload measurement activities.

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work, plus two (2) years' recent related clinical social work experience working with individuals, groups and families.


Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.



Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of counselling skills and clinical practice models as it relates to individuals, families and groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct social and psychosocial assessments.

  • Ability to provide leadership to the interdisciplinary team in care planning in complex client situations.

  • Ability to work effectively with others including working effectively in a multicultural environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team, and understanding the scope of practice of other health care disciplines.

  • Ability to make effect referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, other members of the health care team and community agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict.

  • Ability to facilitate group meetings, processes and decision making.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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