Alberta College of Social Workers

Social Worker - Neuropsychiatry Program - Outpatient Mental Health

Vancouver, BC   |      July 12, 2017 12:00

Category:     MSW
Closing Date:     07/31/2017
Employer:     BC Children's Hospital
Title:     Social Worker - Neuropsychiatry Program - Outpatient Mental Health
Address:      4480 Oak Street
City:     Vancouver, BC
Date Posted:     07/12/2017
Salary:     $32.39 to $40.40 per hour

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia. 

BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Social Worker - Neuropsychiatry Program - Outpatient Mental Health 
Reference # 59775
Temporary Full Time (Until March 2018)
Wage: $32.39 to $40.40 per hour
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC 

Consistent with the interprofessional setting the Social Worker provides mental health and/or addictions assessments and intervention to assist children, youth, women and their families presenting with serious mental health and/or addiction issues.  Intervention services provided by the Social Worker include; family assessments, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, individual, family and group therapy, advocacy, liaison with community services; coordination of resources, consultation with teams, collaboration with community agencies, education, program planning and research.  Social work services are provided to patients and their families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural, and psychological outcomes associated with assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  The Social Worker provides consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns.  The Social Worker promotes family-centered care on a case by case basis within BC Children’s Hospital, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and the community.

Qualifications:     Education, Training and Experience

* 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 addictions setting relevant to the service area within BC Mental Health & Addictions Services; 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.
Description:     Example of Duties/Accountabilities:

* Conducts comprehensive mental health and/or addiction, 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.
* Provides mental health clinical intervention in the context of evidence based care to children, youth, women and their families through individual, family and group therapy.
* Supports 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 addiction issues, and change or loss in mental health functioning.
* Facilitates comprehensive mental health and/or addiction discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
* Establishes 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.
* Participates in program planning and development as part of an inter-professional team within BC Children’s Hospital and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and the continuum of health care. Identifies, promotes and participates in program planning strategies to enhance system processes and resources for patients and their families.
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