Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $39.14 - $48.88 / hour Why Fraser Health?:
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We are currently looking to fill a Relief Full Time opportunity for a Social Worker I at Burnaby Hospital located in Burnaby, BC. This relief role is available until December 13th, 2023 or until return of incumbent.
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Under general supervision, and within an interdisciplinary environment, provides psychosocial assessments; identifies patient/family issues; formulates a treatment and sets goals/objectives for assigned clients.
- Formulates a psychosocial assessment and 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.
Provides clinical and ongoing supportive counselling services to patient/families 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 in client health record.
Provides crisis intervention, crisis resolution and support services; provides and initiates programs using group work methodology.
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.
Provides educational services to individual, couples, family or groups to assist them in dealing with the psychosocial implications of the treatment modalities and to assist in dealing with the impact on lifestyle changes.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, provides information regarding clients psychosocial situation and participates in developing a comprehensive plan of care with/for the client.
Participates in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental and program goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Prepares and maintains required statistics and reports.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work plus three (3) years' recent, related clinical experience.
Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.
Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of systems theory and an ability to apply this theory to practice, Social Work assessment and intervention.
Fully developed and information seeking skills that promote communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within an interdisciplinary setting.
Comprehensive knowledge of developmental stages in the individual and family life cycle and 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 communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.