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BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Social Worker I (MSW), Red Fish Healing Centre, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - Coquitlam, BC

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Social Worker I (MSW) BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Coquitlam, BC

As of April 1, 2024 this position may qualify for a one-time recruitment incentive up to $30,000 (subject to funding availability). To learn more about this incentive and if you qualify, please ask your Talent Acquisition Advisor!

What you'll do
  • Conduct comprehensive concurrent disorder, mental health, psycho-social, and family assessments, as well as substance use assessments as necessary by methods such as interviewing the client and/or family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the client's family, environment, living situation, and financial status, and interpreting the data to therapeutically impact the client's and family's coping abilities. Formulate assessments and plans of intervention and intervene in cases of complex social-emotional or family issues.
  • Provide clinical intervention in the context of evidence-based care to clients and their families through individual, family, and group therapy. Provide individual, family, and group counseling services by methods such as exploring emotional responses to illness/injury to identify problems, personal concerns, and treatment objectives and to facilitate change in coping style, behavior, attitude, feelings, and adaptive responses to an adverse life event. Refer to community services for follow-up as necessary.
  • Collaborate with designated care management personnel to facilitate the management of cases with complex discharge needs. Receive referrals from care management personnel and other members of the interdisciplinary team to assist patients/families with complex emotional or social presentations, as well as facilitate care through the continuum.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including clients and families and others, such as community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals, and other agencies in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.
  • Support clients and their families by providing education, short-term counseling, and crisis interventions during adjustments to the assigned health care setting, new diagnoses of health, concurrent disorder, mental health, and/or substance use issues, child welfare and custody proceedings, and changes or losses in health functioning.

What you bring

Education, Training and Experience
  • Master's degree in social work from an accredited School of Social Work.
  • Minimum one (1) year recent, related experience working in a health care setting with the designated population group in the applicable program area/setting, such as individuals with complex concurrent psychiatric disorder and/or substance use issues and/or individuals who have a developmental disability and concurrent mental health and/or behavioural issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Skills and Abilities
  • Broad knowledge of complex mental health and concurrent disorders/issues, such as substance use or developmental disability, including current trends, best practices and modalities of treatment.
  • Broad knowledge of systems thinking in relation to social work process.
  • Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
  • Broad knowledge of research methodology.
  • Broad knowledge of counselling skills and clinical practice models.
  • Broad knowledge of Trauma-Informed Practice and its application to the defined population of clients.
  • 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).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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, 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 (1.00 FTE)
Wage: $42.27 - $52.81 per hour

Location: 2745 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam BC V3C 4J2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 08:00-16:00
Requisition: #160835

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

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS 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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS 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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of March 4, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a diverse range of mental health and substance use programs and services for people across B.C

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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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