• Social Worker 1 - Overdose Emergency Response - DTES

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Social Worker 1 Overdose Emergency Response
    Work Site: Three Bridges Community Health Centre - Overdose Emergency Response, Downtown East Side
    Status: Temporary Full Time - Term Specific Position
    Start Date: JAN 10, 2019 to JAN 10, 2020
    Salary: $29.63 - $36.93 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1630 - May include evening and weekends, subject to change
    Reference#: 112305-cye


    Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the vision and values of the organization, this position is responsible for providing clinical and consultative social work services of a general nature to clients and families. Duties include 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

    • Degree in Social Work.
    • Two (2) years’ recent experience working with marginalized clients with multiple health issues including HIV, and mental health and addictions issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
    • Local area travel may require the use of personal vehicle. Valid BC Drivers License.

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


    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Basic knowledge of systems thinking as it relates to social work process.
    • Basic knowledge of counselling skills.
    • Understanding of the local (i.e. Downtown Eastside) and regional initiatives that may impact patient care, resource access or practice guidelines in this local clinic setting.
    • Basic knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
    • Basic 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.
    • 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.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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