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Social Worker (Bachelors) | Primary Care Network

Position Summary

Interior Health has an exciting Permanent full time opportunity for a Bachelor’s Level Social Worker to join the Elk Valley Hospital Primary Care Network team in Fernie, B.C.

A Primary Care Network (PCN) is a model of care that that supports the delivery of team‐based primary health care services in a local area. In a PCN, family physicians, other primary care providers, and allied health care providers in a geographic area work together to meet the health needs of their local community.

What Will You Work On?

East Kootenay PCN clinical teams will be patient‐focused, coordinated teams and will include: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health providers (social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, mental wellness clinicians, dietitians, pharmacist, respiratory therapists) and aboriginal health coordinators actively working together to address the primary care needs of East Kootenay residents.

The Social Worker provides comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families. Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the multidisciplinary 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.

Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

How Will You Create Impact?

As a PCN team member, you will be on the front line of transforming health care for people in the East Kootenay. While hugely rewarding, transformative work takes time, resilience and openness to change. PCN team members will learn new ways of working together, with patients, and in a model of care with a partial roadmap and a lot of unknowns.

How Will We Help You Grow?

Social Workers at Interior Health advocate for social justice at individual, family, organizational, and societal levels through their professional knowledge, values, ethics and skills.

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.


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 B.C. driver’s license.

**Please upload copy of your Bachelor’s Degree your BCCSW registration and a copy of your B.C. driver’s license with your application.


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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