Social Worker (Bachelors) | Emergency Department

Position Summary

If you have a love for Social Work, we have a career opportunity that will allow you to draw on your clinical skills as you provide social work services in the Emergency Department of East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

We are looking for a Relief Part Time (0.73 FTE) team member, this relief is until February 5, 2024 or the return of the incumbent. The position will work a rotating schedule of evenings and weekends, and holidays as required, from 13:00 to 21:00 and 08:00 to 20:00 hours. The rotation allows for 4 days off in a row every few weeks.

What Will You Work On?

This position is for a Social Worker in the Emergency Department for evening and weekend shifts. The Social Worker will assess and provide interventions for mental health, substance use and social challenges. This position works closely with the Emergency Department team and also works autonomously.

In this role, you will provide comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families. Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the multidisciplinary team, you will provide direct psychosocial care, counseling, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resources while facilitating client self-management. As the Social Worker you will be responsible for providing and developing social work services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of the identified population.

This is a rotating schedule and STAT holidays are worked. Shift types are days and evenings and shift times are from 13:00 to 21:00, 08:00 to 20:00 hours.

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. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on members of your community, this opportunity is for you!

How Will We Help You Grow?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Community Profile: Nestling on sloping plains, Cranbrook faces the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rockies to the north and east. With mild winters and more sunshine hours than any other BC city, Cranbrook has become a favoured spot to work, play, retire or raise a family

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

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!


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.

*Housing allowance for the first month of employment might be considered.


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 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.

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