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Social Worker, Indigenous Care - Compass Program - BC Children's... Vancouver

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority Vancouver Canada

3 months ago

Social Worker, Indigenous Care - Compass Program

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

Compass is a province-wide service that supports evidence based care to all BC children and youth (0-25) living with mental health and substance use concerns. This is done by supporting community care providers with the information, advice and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children and youth close to home. Key attributes of Compass team members include flexibility, adaptability and a "lean-in" attitude. In this role, attention to detail, self-direction, problem solving, and initiative are essential.

What You’ll Do
• Conduct comprehensive psychosocial and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the patient and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the patient and family and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
• Support patients and... their family by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counseling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers, organizing and facilitating psycho-educational.
• Provide proactive, holistic support for Indigenous patients, parents, family/supporters while building and maintaining relationships.
• Facilitate in complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up; staying connected with patient and family once discharged from the BC Women’s Hospital and/or BC Children’s Hospital and ensure care plans are coordinated with appropriate referrals and resources regardless of the health authority or municipal jurisdiction to which the patient is being discharged.
• Establish and maintain effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD and Indigenous delegated agency social workers, schools, hospitals police agencies, other health authority leads and front line workers, on and off reserve health agencies/centers, and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.

What You Bring
• Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
• Minimum one (1) year recent related experience with patient and their family with a health condition relevant to the service area within BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and/or the BC Children’s hospital including clinical skills in crisis intervention, assessment, short-term counseling;
• Must have experience in mental health, child protection, child development, women’s issues, intimate partner violence, harm reduction model 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 Will Have
• Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
• Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of women and families with health and/or mental health conditions.
• Knowledge of and experience with Indigenous centered care and unique needs of Indigenous populations and health services, in alignment with Paige’s Story (2015) and the Truth and Reconciliation Call To Action report (2015).
• Knowledge of specific resources for Indigenous patients and families, i.e. First Nations Health Authority, Métis Family Services, VACFSS and other delegated Aboriginal child and family services, Community Health Centre’s/Clinics on and off reserve, etc.
• Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
• Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
• Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What We Bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
• Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
• Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
• Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
• Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
• PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
• Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-time

Wage: $35.65 - $44.56 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0900 - 1700

Requisition # 137317E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What We Do

BCCH & SHHC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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Learn More About PHSA And Our Programs

PHSA, BCCH and SHHC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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