Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Worker 1 - HIV Program

Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker 1 - HIV Program
Work Site: STOP HIV-AIDS Initiatives, Three Bridges Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $31.99 - $39.98 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 149271-ach


Come work as a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker to join the STOP HIV-AIDS Initiatives team at the Three Bridges Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Social Worker with VCH you will:

  • Be responsible for providing clinical and consultative social work services of a general nature to clients and families.
  • Perform social work duties such as:
    • conducting social assessments,
    • providing counselling services,
    • maintaining records,
    • attending interdisciplinary clinical/case conferences,
    • identifying applicable community resources for clients,
    • and facilitating care throughout the continuum.



Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.

  • Two (2) years’ recent experience working with marginalized clients with multiple health issues including HIV and mental health and substance use issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of systems thinking as it relates to social work process.
  • Working knowledge of counselling skills.
  • Understanding of local (i.e. Downtown Eastside) and other regional initiatives that may affect patient care, resource access or practice guidelines in this local clinic setting.
  • Working knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
  • Working knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct social assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Social Work assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to draw out and honour information that will contribute to understanding the clients’ situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members and community agency personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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