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Social Worker, Indigenous Care - BC Women’s Hospital

Job ID18-D7-45-5A-50-93
CompanyProvinicial Health Services Authority
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2019-03-08
Posted Until2019-09-04
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
Help Indigenous patients and families address social and emotional stressors associated with perinatal issues and treatment, including loss and bereavement.

In this role, you will:

• Work with individuals with mental health issues, including grief, loss, and assessments of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
• Conduct comprehensive psychosocial and family assessments.
• Support patients and their families by providing education, short-term counseling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers and organize and facilitate psycho-educational, counseling and bereavement groups for partners and their families.
• Provide comprehensive clinical counseling to women, children and their families, focusing on their social, emotional and cultural needs, including adjustment to diagnosis and treatment decisions, loss of functioning, and dealing with emotional
and family crises in the context of evidence-based care.
• Facilitate complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies, including coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up and ensuring care plans are coordinated with appropriate referrals and resources.
Start DateAs soon as possible
Salary$33.59 To $41.89 Per Hour
Credentials• Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.
Education Requirements• A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
Essential SkillsIndigenous-centered care and the unique needs of Indigenous populations and health services.
• Indigenous history, culture, communities, cultural interference, social determinants of health, and Indigenous health policy and direction. The psychosocial needs of women and families with health and/or mental health conditions.
• Community resources as well as specific resources for Indigenous patients and families.
• Child protection issues and relevant legislation concerning children, consents and FOIPPA.
• Formalized agreements between Children and Women’s Hospital and the Ministry of Child and Family Development related to child protection protocols and other formal agreements with community agencies and related Children and Women’s Hospital guidelines.
• Adoption legislation and related clinical guidelines.
ExperienceExperience in mental health, child protection, women’s issues, intimate partner
violence, harm reduction model, and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting.
• At least one (1) year of recent, related experience including clinical skills in crisis intervention, assessment, short-term counseling, individual, group, and family counseling.
How To ApplyTo apply to this role or for more information, please contact Kristen Neeser, Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Clinical Services at (604) 875-7152 or email