Interior Health has an exciting Permanent Full Time opportunity for a Bachelor’s Level Social Worker to join their new Primary Care teams in Oliver. This position will also service local Indigenous communities including the Osoyoos Indian Band, travel will be required between Oliver and Osoyoos.
Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30 for 37.5 hours per week.
What Will You Work On?
The Social Worker provides comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families. Working collaboratively with primary care providers (General Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner) and the interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker provides direct psychosocial care, counseling and group work, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resources while facilitating client self-management. The Social Worker is responsible for providing and developing social work services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of the identified population. Other responsibilities include:
• Provides direct social work services and care coordination to individuals, families and groups.
• Provides a social work perspective to team practices; participates in planning and program development activities; and provides operational, policy and ethical practice recommendations through reporting, consultation and collection of information on specific client groups and/or clinical areas.
• Maintains client records by methods such as documenting client assessments, treatment formulations, care/treatment plans, preparing progress notes/interventions and reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirement and documenting for future reference.
• Acts as a resource to patients and their families by performing duties such as providing information for patients and families regarding community resources and access to these resources, suggesting contacts to facilitate optimal planning, arranging referrals and facilitating the development of community resources to support the health of families.
How Will You Create Impact?
Social Workers at Interior Health advocate for social justice at individual, family, organizational, and societal levels through their professional knowledge, values, ethics and skills. This is a newly funded position to support Primary Care. The successful candidate will have the direct ability to evolve and adapt the practice while working with diverse populations. The successful candidate will work with several private Primary Care Clinics including the NK’MIP resource centre at the Osoyoos Indian Band.
How Will We Help You Grow?
Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. If you are an experienced Social Worker and want to be challenged in your practice while working with a solid and experienced team in a wonderful working environment, Apply Today!
Community Profile: Oliver is a small agricultural community known as the "Wine Capital of Canada". The area's natural attractions continue to draw people for bird watching water activities, hiking, mountain biking, golf and winter activities. Oliver is only miles away from the neighbouring town of Osoyoos which is a customs point on the Canada-US border. Osoyoos is location on Osoyoos Lake and draws vacationers for water activities, golf, hiking and cycling in summer and downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
• Two years recent related experience in a healthcare setting working with medically complex clients with concurrent disorders, or a combination of education, training and experience.
• Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
• Current valid BC driver’s license.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.