Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Social Worker 2 - Family Therapy BC OSI Clinic

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Social Worker 2 - Family Therapy OSI Clinic
    Work Site: BC Operational Stress Injury Clinic (BC OSI Clinic)

    Location: 570 - 2889 East 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC

    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $34.26 - $42.74 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630
    Reference#: 107629-sfl


    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families referred by Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP and the Department of National Defense, who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; depression; chronic pain, etc.).

    Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice of the College of Social Workers of British Columbia and vision and values of the organization, this position is responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining family services at the OSI Clinic; works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide evidence-based psychotherapy, psycho-social support and other therapeutic interventions to clients referred to the clinic. Delivers education regarding OSI to individuals, couples, families and community professionals. Assesses clients’ progress and provides ongoing support. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholders including Veteran Affairs Canada, RCMP, Department of National Defense and external agencies involved in the care of clients. Works with the Canadian network of OSI clinics and follows leadership of the National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited University.
    • Minimum five (5) years recent, related, clinical experience working with psychological stress and trauma, working with members of the military or police services and working with couples, families experiencing operational stress injuries or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
    • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
    • Valid B.C. Drivers License and requires the use of a personal vehicle. Occasional work travel may be required.

    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently.  External applicants will be considered after internals.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Knowledge of the culture of groups such as the Canadian Forces, veterans and RCMP, their peacekeeping experience, war experience and associated psychosocial impact.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of screening and assessment, including principles and strategies associated with engaging and motivating family members.
    • Knowledge of and skills in a range of couple and family interviewing techniques, with ability to tailor to the situation.
    • Working knowledge for evidence-informed approach to family therapy.
    • Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions issues and treatment.
    • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Basic computer literacy.


    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.***

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