Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
MHA NZ Community Outreach CRH
Type of Employment:
Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Posting Closing Date:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
The Social Worker is responsible for clinical assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of prevention and early intervention programming for adolescents at-risk for or who have mild to moderate substance use and/or mental health problems. As part of a team, the Social Worker must be knowledgeable and utilize principles from harm reduction, population health, community development, health promotion and prevention, and early intervention. The Social Worker provides a wide range of services in schools and communities, including screening, assessment, supportive counseling, referral, case navigation/management, early/ brief intervention, outreach, and group programming.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work
- Registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
- Two years’ post BSW experience working with adolescents at risk, community resources, harm reduction and substance use
- Experience with interviewing skills, suicide risk assessment and group facilitation
- In-depth and critical understanding of health promotion/ population health framework, harm reduction, community development, strengths-based methods, readiness to change model, youth engagement, cultural diversity and social inclusion
- In-depth knowledge of best practices related to screening, brief/ early intervention, outreach, and community linkages for youth at-risk for substance use and/ or mental health problems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based health promotion programs and initiatives for youth at-risk for substance use and/ or mental health problems
- Demonstrated awareness of community resources and programs.
- Knowledge of Harm reduction and adolescent substance use
- Knowledge of mental health risks and problems for youth
- Knowledge of adolescent development
- In-depth knowledge of patterns of youth substance use and mental health problems, client-related characteristics and an understanding of the challenges faced by youth at-risk for substance use and/ or mental health problems.
- Knowledge and experience with brief intervention models such as Motivational Interviewing/ Solution focused models
Applicants relying on equivalent education and/or experience must demonstrate such equivalency in their applications. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
Hours of Work
Permanent, Full Time (100%) Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$31.8524 - $40.2221 Hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.