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Social Worker (Masters), Child & Youth Mental Health - BC Children's Hospital

September 17 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Health, Medical, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology
Vancouver, BC

Social Worker (Masters) - Child & Youth Mental Health

BC Children's Hospital

As a Social Worker with our team, you will provide:

  • Counselling support for patient, families and groups
  • Crisis intervention
  • Financial and practical assistance as well as community liaison and advocacy

Check out the incredible role Social Workers hold with our heathcare teams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Il2exGH-A


What you’ll do

  • Conduct comprehensive mental health, substance use, and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the patient and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and family, and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
  • Provide mental health clinical intervention in the context of evidence-based care to children, youth, women and their families through individual, family and group therapy.
  • Support patients and their families by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention during the adjustment to hospitalization, new diagnosis of mental health and/or substance use issues, and change or loss in mental health functioning.
  • Facilitate comprehensive discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
  • Establishes and maintains effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.
  • Participate in program planning and development as part of an interprofessional team within BC Children's Hospital and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and the continuum of health care. Identifies, promotes and participates in program planning strategies to enhance system processes and resources for patients and their families

What you bring

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work, including relevant graduate level mental health courses and mental health practicum.
  • Minimum one (1) year recent related clinical experience working within a child, youth and women's mental health and substance use setting relevant to the service area within BC Children's; must include experience in child protection, child development and grief and loss, women's issues, women abuse and harm reduction model; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of children/families with mental health conditions and normal development of children.

You will have the ability to:

  • Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial and family assessment in mental health.
  • Provide crisis intervention, short-term counselling and individual, family and group therapy.
  • Diagnose mental health diagnoses as they relate to children and youth.
  • Work with mental health and substance use issues including DSM and mental health assessment of depression, suicide and anxiety.
  • Utlilize the Mental Health Act, Infants Act and Child and Family Community Services Act.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary Part-Time (0.80 FTE – 03/31/2021)
Wage: $34.95 to $43.58 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition Number: 98346

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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