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Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Operations or designate for operational and administrative issues and to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Work for professional practice issues, the Social Worker provides and coordinates the delivery of clinical services outcomes of substance use services as a member of the Addiction Medicine Consult Team, using a variety of modalities and in accordance with professional standards and clinical policies and practices. Educates and provides support and consultation to patients, families and healthcare professionals. As a member of an integrated, interdisciplinary team, counsels and develops care plans for patient discharge ensuring optimal continuity of care. Develops, coordinates and delivers in-services and presentations, 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 in service planning, delivery and evaluation.
Education and Experience
Masters Degree of Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work, plus one year recent, related experience in a substance use treatment setting. Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers (BCSW).
Skills and Abilities