Social Worker, Home Health - Abbotsford (BSW)

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2023-46479
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Social Work / Counselling / Education
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Home Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$41.04 - $51.27 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.04 - $51.27 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


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. Learn more.


We currently have exciting opportunities for Casual– Social Workers, Home Health to join our team located in Abbotsford, B.C. We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service.


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.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be 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.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Team Leader, and as a member of a community-based interdisciplinary care team, the Social Worker, Home Health provides therapeutic clinical social work services to Home Health clients who have significant psychosocial problems. Conducts social work and psychosocial assessments of clients using a variety of modalities and in accordance with professional standards and clinical practices; educates and provides consultation to clients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Participates in in-services/presentations with clients, caregivers, staff and community partners; participates in research activities in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.


  1. Provides therapeutic clinical social work services to Home Health clients and their caregivers through methods such as reviewing referrals together with the interdisciplinary team, conducting psychosocial assessments and providing recommendations, treatment planning and consultation in conjunction with other team members. Conducts interventions using a variety of modalities and family counseling, making use of home visits and site-based services. Collects collateral information for team assessments related to competency (personal and financial), provides follow-up and ongoing monitoring of psychosocial situations, and referral services where required.
  2. Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary care team by collaborating with team members and by attending team meetings and relevant care conferences. Provides consultation to the team and acts as a resource to colleagues in other programs or community agencies.
  3. Provides consultation to clients and/or their caregivers by sharing resource information, facilitating referrals to other services, and offering telephone support. Facilitates client's utilization of appropriate community services by keeping knowledgeable about other services and liaison with them. Acts as an advocate on behalf of clients and their families.
  4.  Attends and/or leads meetings, in-service and psychosocial educational sessions with groups such as clients, caregivers, staff and community partners, through methods such as collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team and presenting relevant content. Facilitates linkages with community groups and agencies as required.
  5. Participates in research activities and program planning and development relevant to the needs of the client and their caregivers in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team as required through methods such as identifying trends in clinical practice, conducting literature searches, administering surveys and collecting research data for further analysis. Ensures that clinical practices and protocols are consistent with research findings.
  6. Participates in Quality Improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of the program goals, objectives, policies and procedures to ensure effective resource utilization and quality of client care.
  7. Completes required reports, records and workload statistics. Maintains files and records in accordance with program standards and procedures.
  8. Maintains knowledge of current developments in evidence-based social work practice by methods such as reviewing relevant literature, consulting with other health care professionals, and attending relevant education programs to enhance the delivery of client care. Maintains current knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation and amendments that impact client care and service delivery (e.g. Adult Guardianship Act).
  9. Evaluates effectiveness of direct clinical care and education provided to Home Health clients and their caregivers and provides input to the interdisciplinary team regarding changes required to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness or service.
  10. Identifies own learning needs, reviews these with the Team Leader and engages in a variety of activities to meet those needs.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree of Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work, plus three years' recent related experience working directly with clients and their caregivers in the community. Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers. Valid BC Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of counselling skills and clinical practice models relevant to working with individuals, families and groups.
  •  Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial assessments.
  • Ability to work as a member of the interdisciplinary team in care planning for complex client situations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scope of practice of other health care disciplines.
  • Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with other community services.
  • 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 organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict.
  • Ability to facilitate group meetings, processes, and decision-making.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client/family information system, word processing, and e-mail. 
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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