• Social Worker - ASL Fluency Required

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Social Worker
    Work Site: Deaf Well-Being Provincial Program - Burnaby, BC
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $30.75 - $38.33 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630; Days off: Biweekly Wednesday evenings and Saturday rotation
    Reference#: 103200-rle




    The Well-Being Program (WBP) provides Mental Health Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind people throughout the province of British Columbia.


    Within the context of a client and population centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and vision and values of the organization, as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide consultative social work services to designated population group. Performs professional social work services such as conducting comprehensive social and psycho-social assessments, preparing comprehensive case histories, providing psycho-education and interventions, establishing, maintaining and enhancing therapeutic relationships, evaluating clients’ response to treatment plan, and coordinating individualized goal-oriented treatment and discharge planning. Develops and enhances community communications/relationships, provides consultation services, engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities to achieve excellence in client care.


    Education & Experience

    • Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
    • Two (2) years recent related experience working with and knowledge of Deaf culture and deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind populations.
    • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities an asset.
    • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
    • Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
    • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is required for this position.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Broad knowledge of mental health issues and care.
    • Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic, counseling skills and clinical practice models..
    • Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
    • Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
    • Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of social determinants of health
    • 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 understand and influence group and inter-group processes, decision making and problem solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff.
    • Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and coach clients and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

    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.

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

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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