Social Worker, Renal (BSW)

City New Westminster
Job ID 2023-46431
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Renal Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$39.14 - $48.88 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $39.14 - $48.88 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


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 45,000 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 26th, 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.


Come work with us!


Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting clinically to the Professional Practice Chief, Social Work and administratively to the Manager, Health Services, works in interdisciplinary environment by providing psycho-social assessments and treatment for clients and families in the Renal Program in order to maintain and improve upon the client's quality of life.


  1. Performs psycho-social assessments and formulates an appropriate treatment plan by reviewing referral, gathering information about the client/significant others with respect to social, emotional, cultural, response to illness, coping abilities, environmental and financial situation.

  2. Provides clinical and ongoing supportive counselling services to clients/significant others regarding identified problems, adjustment to illness, personal concerns, lifestyle changes, treatment objectives, withdrawal from treatment and bereavement counselling as required; completes written report for inclusion into the client's health record.

  3. Provides education services to individual, couples, family or groups to assist them in dealing with the psycho-social implications of the treatment modalities and to assist with dealing with the impact on lifestyle changes; organizes and coordinates a peer support program for assigned clients.

  4. Provides consultative and direct services to clients, families and staff regarding community and rehabilitation services/resources and access to these resources to assist them with financial, vocational, transportation, child care and accommodation concerns.

  5. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides information regarding clients' psycho-social situation and participates in developing a comprehensive plan of care with/for the client.

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

  7. Prepares statistics, in accordance with the workload measurement system, for submission to designated personnel.

  8. Participates in department or program sponsored research through various methods such as literature searches, administering surveys and analyzing data as required.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work. Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience working with clients in an acute care and/or community health care environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.

Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems theory

  • Ability to apply systems theory to practice, social work assessment and intervention

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

  • Fully developed listening and information gathering skills that promotes communication

  • Ability to lead and apply a cooperative approach to problem solving within an interdisciplinary setting

  • Comprehensive knowledge of developmental stages in the individual and family life cycle of psychosocial issues that may occur in response to changing health and dependency needs

  • Ability to establish rapport with clients and family members in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position


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