Social Worker (BSW) - Queen's Park Care Centre - New Westminster

City New Westminster
Job ID 2022-18039
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Posting Date
11 months ago(7/20/2022 5:51 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0800-1600 Typically
Days Off
Patient & Family Counselling
Salary at Time of Posting
$39.14 - $48.88 / hour

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.


This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10, 2020 (amended April 15, 2020) (the “PHO Order”).


Effective October 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (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 there are no exceptions.


Position Highlights

We are currently looking to fill an exciting casual position as a Social Worker at Queen's Park Care Centre located in New Westminster, B.C. 


Valued Benefits

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting clinically to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Work and administratively to the Manager, Clinical Services, provides clinical and consultative services to patients and families by conducting assessments, counseling and planning for patient discharge by exploring, identifying and determining required community resources.


  1. Conducts social work assessments in order to identify the patient's and family's coping abilities and anticipated needs upon discharge; completes written reports for inclusion in patient health record.
  2. Provides clinical counseling services to patients and families regarding identified problems, personal concerns and treatment objectives; consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary teams regarding patient care issues, resources and the discharge planning process.
  3. Provides consultative and direct services to patients, families and staff regarding community resources and access to these resources in order to facilitate optimal discharge planning.
  4. Provides in-service education to staff through various tools such as presentations and workshops as required.
  5. Participates in department or program-sponsored research through various methods such as literature searches, administering surveys and analyzing data as required.
  6. Provides workload measurement statistics for submission to department.
  7. Participates in program and community resource development activities by working with community service agencies and the hospital in order to respond to identified gaps in service and recognized patient needs.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work, plus one (1) year recent related clinical social work experience in an healthcare setting.

Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of psycho emotional and social issues related to illness/injury/disease and current social work treatments
  • Knowledge of counseling skills and clinical practice models including brief solution-focused therapeutic intervention, crisis intervention and resource counseling
  • Knowledge of legislation/acts applicable to social work within the health care environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with patients, health care team and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of an interdisciplinary team and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines
  • Ability to educate and provide consultation to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other health and external resources
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position


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