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Company: Nova Scotia Health

Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building - QEII

opcz geriatric outreach sw-QE2

Type of Employment:
Hourly FT long-assignment
FTE) x

Status: NSGEU

Posting Closing Date:

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and... creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out


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About the Opportunity

The Health Care Social Worker reports to the Program Manager and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, provides a diverse range of interventions to clients and their families enabling them to achieve their optimal level of functioning and health. These interventions include psychosocial assessments, adjustment therapy, supportive therapy, crisis counseling, resource counseling, discharge planning and case management. The Health Care Social Worker is actively involved in advocacy, education, program planning, consultation and collaboration on behalf of individuals/groups within the institution and community. The role is multifaceted and dynamic requiring the Health Care Social Worker to work autonomously as well as collaboratively.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
• Master’s degree in social work from a recognized university.
• Registered or eligible for registration with the NSCSW.
• Two (2) years of clinical experience as a clinical Social Worker required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to provide education and interact positively with patients/clients, families, other health care providers and staff.
• Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness, and organizational health.
• Strong counselling and communication skills.

More About You
• Knowledge of issues related to family violence, sexual abuse, elder abuse, addictions, grief and loss, end of life, crisis intervention, advanced care planning, caregiving, and intervention skills that come from knowledge of theoretical frameworks/approaches to practice.
• Knowledge of dementia and continuum of care for frail, older adults
• Knowledge and experience with comprehensive geriatric assessment considered an asset.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team while effectively prioritizing.
• Access to a reliable vehicle to complete home visits.
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

• Long assignment, Full-time / 1.0 FTE / 75 Hours Bi-weekly
• Approximately 18 months

Compensation and Incentives

$37.31 - $49.05 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan
Halifax NS


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