Consistent with the interprofessional setting the Social Worker provides psychosocial and family assessments and intervention to assist children and their families presenting with health, rehabilitation, developmental and mental health issues. Social work services are provided to children and their families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural, and psychological outcomes associated with diagnosis and treatment, including loss and bereavement services. The Social Worker provides consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns. Intervention services provided by the Social Worker includes crisis intervention and short-term counseling, advocacy, liaison with community services, coordination of resources, consultation with teams, collaboration with community agencies, education, program planning and research. The Social Worker promotes family-centered care and research and education within BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and the community.
In this role, you will:
Conducts comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the child and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the child and family and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
Supports the child and their family by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers.
Provides comprehensive clinical counselling with individuals, families and groups by focusing on the child’s and family’s 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.
Supports the child and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational and counselling groups.
Facilitates in complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
Minimum 1 year recent related experience with children and their family with a health or disabling condition relevant to the service area within BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre including clinical skills in assessment, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, individual, group and family counseling; must include experience in mental health, child protection, child development, intimate partner violence, chronic health conditions, disabilities, and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
You have a working knowledge of:
Social Work theory and practice.
The psychosocial needs of children/families with medical, disabilities, and/or mental health conditions.
Child development theories.
Child protection issues and relevant legislation concerning children, consents and FOIPPA.
Formalized agreements between C&W and MCFD relevant to child protection protocols and other formal agreements with community agencies.
C&W guidelines such as Children and Youth at Risk for Abuse and Neglect.
Other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
And a demonstrated ability to:
Conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
Provide individual, family and group counseling.
Work with mental health issues, including DSM, and mental health assessment of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
Work with grief and loss issues.
Work collaboratively and effectively in an inter-professional environment.
Communicate both verbally and in writing, and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies.
Plan, organize and prioritize work.
Deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
Teach Social Work students and other team members both formally and informally.
Present at in-services within the hospital and community.
Advocate for families as they navigate the health care system.
Research processes and methodology.
Physically perform the duties of the position.
Operate a computerized patient care information system.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 17, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
Wage: $34.26 to $42.73
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
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