Vancouver Coastal Health

Social Work 3 Educator - Professional Practice

Job Description

Job Title: Social Work 3 Educator - Professional Practice

Work Site:

Additional Sites:


Allied Health, Vancouver General Hospital

Regional locations (Lions Gate Hospital, Richmond Hospital, UBC Hospital)

Status: Temporary Full Time 
Start Date: As soon as possible until January 2023
Salary: $38.40 - $48.01 per hour

0800 - 1600

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 168491-msh


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 Allied Health team as a Social Work Educator working out of various regional sites in Vancouver, Richmond, and the North Shore. Apply today to join our team!


As a Social Work Educator with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide discipline specific education and expertise across the health authority.
  • Provide clinical and educational support to designated staff within Vancouver Coastal Health and performs related specialized duties.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate educational programs, provide training in practice, assisting with the development and roll out of new clinical practices and providing staff with information on new or changed therapeutic procedures and practices.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers regarding clinical concerns or requirements to gather information for ongoing improvement of client care.


Education & Experience

  • Master Degree in Social Work, plus five (5) years' recent, related experience including three (3) years' previous education related experience in social work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Valid Driver's License and access to personal car may be required.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, legislation, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of social work theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of the established provincial standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Broad knowledge of adult education theory.
  • Broad knowledge of tele-health and technology based learning.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and construct effective and dynamic education modules.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, facilitate and teach.
  • Demonstrated ability in adult education strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a culture of enquiry and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, patients and their families, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Computer literacy related to tele-health and technology-based learning; and with spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

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.

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.


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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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