Professional Practice Leader, Social Work BC Mental Health Program, Burnaby $38.40/hr. - $48.01/hr *We will be hosting a Virtual Information Session for our new Red Fish Healing Centre that will be opening in the Fall on Tuesday, June 22nd from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. If you are interested in attending this virtual event we ask that you RSVP to CHSRecruitment@phsa.ca and attendees will be sent a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the virtual event.* What you do
- Provide leadership in Social Work professional standards and practice and participates in the planning and coordination of Social Work services throughout Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction by methods such as providing clinical guidance and expertise, mentoring and coaching, and facilitating workplace solutions; developing, establishing, communicating and evaluating professional practice standards; developing and overseeing a review system to ensure compliance with standards; developing, communicating and evaluating goals and objectives for the discipline to ensure practice is consistent with program and service goals and objectives; and providing advice on professional practice standards, codes of ethics and issues such as registration.
- Collaborate with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Director in various staffing issues as they relate to the clinical practice as required by methods such as providing input into employee performance evaluations to promote quality work performance, acting as a resource to clarify the role of the discipline in delivering patient and client care services, providing clinical performance support and creates practice plans to meet professional standards, participating in the development of Social Work job descriptions, assisting in determining orientation and training requirements, discussing progress, referring items requiring disciplinary action to the Program Coordinator and/or Program Director and assisting with staff selection by participating on interview panels and providing recommendations regarding evaluation of candidates to facilitate optimal hiring decisions.
- Provide leadership, direction and guidance in Social Work education, practices, and special initiatives by methods such as developing an education plan to provide continuing education for Social Work staff -discipline specific and interdisciplinary; identifying, promoting and supporting professional development initiatives by practice members in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Director ; providing relevant education and training to multidisciplinary staff; and developing an orientation material for new social work staff and assisting by providing orientation to new social work staff throughout the centre.
- Develop and arrange training and education plans for practicum students by developing education plans, providing instruction and supervision to social work practicum students, and by liaising with educational institutions and coordinating the placement of practicum students.
- Participate in quality improvement and risk management activities and provides leadership and direction on research and development initiatives for Social Work services by evaluating, developing, and/or implementing new programs or research projects in cooperation with clinical teams, other disciplines, educational institutions or agencies; identifying corporate projects and initiatives specific to the discipline; identifying best practices and researches/promotes evidence based practice; and develops, implements, and evaluates policy in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Director.
- Maintain and update relevant knowledge and understanding of Social Work practice, community mental health, Social Work standards of practice, and the applicable sections of the Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act.
What you bring
- Provide Social Work assessment and treatment, as required, according to established standards by performing duties such as assessing needs, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting Social Work services to an individual client or group of clients, and exchanging information with physicians, nursing staff, other allied health professionals and external agencies as required to ensure optimum client care. Counsel client and family on matters such as identified problems, concerns and treatment objectives.
- Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
- Three (3) years' recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with substance use and mental health issues including
- One (1) year in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of social work education, training and experience.
- Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.
What you have
What's in it for you
- Mental illness including current trends, best practices and modalities of treatment.
- Mental health service delivery system, service mandates, referral guidelines, legislation and government policies knowledge
- Conduct mental health assessments, and to provide treatment planning and case coordination.
- Understanding of Social Work theory, and practice within a client and family centred model.
- Skilled in developmental stages in the individual and family life cycle and of psychosocial issues that may occur in response to changing health and dependency needs.
- Evidence-based practice related to clinical areas.
- Organization policies, procedures, and standards of care and other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Knowledge of research process and methodology.
- Provide leadership, supervision, work direction and training.
- Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Communicate with (both verbally and in writing), and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies.
- Function as an effective team member, leader, mentor, coach and facilitator.
- Plan, organize and prioritize work.
- Adjust to new or unexpected events.
- Deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
- Develop project plans and implement new projects.
- Operate related equipment and techniques appropriate to clinical areas.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Develop educational programs and materials.
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
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.
Temporary Full Time Start Date: June 1, 2021 - End Date: June 1, 2022 Wage: $38.40/hr. - $48.01/hr.
- Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
28- 3405 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 08:00 - 16:00
Requisition Number: 108077 What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
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