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Social Worker - Primary Care Job ID 2023-108791 City Richmond Work Location Rich Community Hlth Services Department Richmond Central Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC) Home Worksite 28 - Richmond Community Labour Agreement Health Science Professionals Union 403 - HS Professional CUPE Position Type Baseline Job Status Regular Full-Time FTE 1.00 Standard Hours / Week 37.50 Job Category Social Work Salary Grade 12 Min Hourly CAD $41.04/Hr. Max Hourly CAD $51.27/Hr. Shift Times 0900-2115 and 0900-1700 Days Off Rotating Position Start Date As soon as possible Job Summary

Come work as a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker to join the Richmond Central Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC) in Richmond, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Social Worker with VCH you will:
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate social work care for patients and families who require high priority care within 24 hours. Develop and maintain... partnerships with primary care providers. Care for clients and families who are experiencing health challenges such as, but not limited to, end of life, chronic disease, mental health and substance use and are adversely affected by the social determinants of health to coordinate a plan of care and support transitions and navigation among services. Use health management and/or self-care management principles to identify problems, address issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the entire interdisciplinary team and any other health care services involved. Provide direct care activities such as psycho-social assessments, short term counseling and related behavioral health supports, establishing, maintaining and enhancing therapeutic relationships and coordinating individualized goal-oriented treatment.


Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC) will provide care for people with unexpected, non-life-threatening conditions who need medical attention within 12-24 hours but who don't require a visit to the emergency department – this includes sprains, cuts and wounds, an infection, mild asthma attack and less serious child illness and injury. The multidisciplinary health care team will be staffed by general practitioners, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and social workers.

UPCCs are intended to be an additional service in the community, working in concert with all touch points for care to provide appropriate urgent services to patients, when and where they need it. They do not replace your Emergency nor your Family Physician access rather enhance access to urgent primary care when your doctor is not available and where you do not need emergency level care.

Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work. Two (2) years recent clinical experience that is relevant to the designated clinical area or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Knowledge & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centred recovery model in mental illness. Demonstrated ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship Act, Continuing Care Act as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented care. Demonstrated knowledge of mental health & substance use treatments. Demonstrated knowledge of other facilities and community resources. Demonstrated ability to conduct mental status exams and suicide risk assessments. Demonstrated knowledge of ability to provide care planning, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and deal effectively with conflict situations. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Closing Statement

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. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
• **Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health
Richmond BC


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