Social Worker I – Master’s Degree – Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

Education & Experience
Master of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work and one (1) year post Bachelor of Social Work experience in a health care setting.
Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Knowledge & Abilities
Broad knowledge of systems thinking as it related to social work process.
Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
Broad knowledge of research methodology.
Broad knowledge of counselling skills and clinical practice models.
Broad knowledge of family, group and change therapy.
Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client.
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.
Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
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.

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