Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Worker 1 - Master's Degree - Mental Health & Substance Use

Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker 1 - Master's Degree - Mental Health & Substance Use
Work Site: Drug and Alcohol Resource Team (DART) & Psychiatric Emergency Unit, Richmond Hospital - Richmond, Vancouver
Status: Regular Full Time 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour
Hours:

0900-1700

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 150676-atr

 

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker with a Master's Degree to join the Drug and Alcohol Resource Team (DART)​ & Psychiatric Emergency Unit in Richmond Hospital - Richmond, Vancouver. Apply today to join our team!

 

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

 

As a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide social work assessments and services using current theory and evidence based practice.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary community mental health & substance use care team to provide treatment and services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and substance use to meet the needs of the client.
  • Attend clinical care conferences as a member of an interdisciplinary team for client reviews, admissions and discharges.
  • Act as a Designated Responder complying with the Adult Guardianship Legislation.
  • Provide consultative and direct services to clients, families, staff and community health professionals regarding issues such as: adult guardianship, advanced directives, domestic violence, abuse and/or neglect, immigration, housing, financial concerns, or matters concerning government agencies (public trustee) and authorities (courts, police).

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Master of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work
  • Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working in a setting with the specific population this program supports, particularly those who may have complex mental health and substance use issues.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental health and substance use.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adult Guardianship Act, Mental Health Act, Consent the Patients Property Act, and Heath Care Consent and Care Facility Admission Act.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with available financial support specific to patient population.
  • Knowledge of MSP and Pharmacare, including Special Authority.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Guardian and Trustee.
  • Broad knowledge of social work theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.
  • Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources.
  • Ability to identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma.
  • Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external clients.
  • Broad knowledge of mental health and substance use.
  • Broad knowledge of research methodology, counselling skills and clinical practice models.
  • Broad knowledge of family, group and change therapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Social Work assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct social and psychosocial assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and deal effectively with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Basic understanding of trauma-informed care.
  • Communicates effectively and in a culturally safe manner with client, caregivers and health care team.
  • Knowledge and training of Indigenous Cultural safety and experience providing culturally safe care to Indigenous people, families, and communities.
  • Knowledge and ability to provide services using a harm reduction approach.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
  • 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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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