Social Worker I, MSW (Child & Youth Mental Health Standard) - Healthy Minds Centre
BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, BC As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
The Social Worker provides mental health and/substance use assessments and intervention to assist children, youth, women and their families presenting with serious mental health and/or substance use issues. I ***This position is to support all areas of the Mental Health / Psychiatry programs at the Healthy Minds Centre, BC Children's Hospital. What you'll do
What you bring
- Conduct comprehensive mental health, substance use, 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.
- Provide mental health clinical intervention in the context of evidence-based care to children, youth, women and their families through individual, family and group therapy.
- Support patients and their families by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention during the adjustment to hospitalization, new diagnosis of mental health and/or substance use issues, and change or loss in mental health functioning.
- Facilitate comprehensive discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
- Establish and maintains effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.
- Participate in program planning and development as part of an interprofessional team within BC Children's Hospital and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and the continuum of health care.
- Identify, promote and participate in program planning strategies to enhance system processes and resources for patients and their families.
- Promote patient and family care by participating in relevant committee work within the Social Work discipline, specialized program, hospital-setting, and/or continuum of health care.
- Collaborate with team members in many forums, both informal and formal, in case consultations by attending team meetings, rounds, and psycho-social forums relevant to family-centered care.
- Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work, including relevant graduate level mental health courses and mental health practicum.
- Minimum 1 year recent related clinical experience working within a child, youth and women's mental health and substance use setting relevant to the service area within BC Children's; must include experience in child protection, child development and grief and loss, women's issues, women abuse and harm reduction model; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
You also have:
What we bring
- Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial and family assessment in mental health.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to provide crisis intervention, short-term counselling and individual, family and group therapy.
- Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of children/families with mental health conditions.
- Knowledge of the normal development of children.
- Demonstrated knowledge of mental health diagnoses as they relate to children and youth.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with mental health and substance use issues including DSM and mental health assessment of depression, suicide and anxiety.
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.
- 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.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Casual Wage: $40.53 to $50.62 per hour. Location:
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9 Hours of work:
Monday to Friday; As required by the needs of the clinic Requisition Number #
123901E What we do
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.
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