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SOCIAL WORKER (CASUAL)
Location:Prince George
Facility:UNIV. HOSPITAL OF N. BC
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Competition #:05402541
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Facility:UNIV. HOSPITAL OF N. BC
Reports To:TEAM LEAD - ADULT PSYCHIATRY
Hourly Wage:$33.01 - $41.16
Close Date:NOVEMBER 19, 2018*
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Position Summary

Under general supervision, works with other team members according to established standards and administrative policies in designing and running therapeutic programs geared to meet the needs of those patients requiring outpatient psychiatric treatment. Functions as a primary therapist for an individual client caseload as well as functioning as therapist or co-therapist in the group program.
 
Qualifications

- Bachelor of Social Work degree from a recognized School of Social Work.
- Registered with the BC College of Social Workers.
- A Master of Social Work degree is an asset for particular service assignments.
- Rudimentary knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical disorders, medical terminology, medications in current use and possible side effects, is an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with patients and their families, all levels of hospital staff and representatives of related community agencies.
- Ability to make appropriate assessments in situations where the patient and family are under stress.
- Ability to take and record social histories and provide casework counselling.
- Ability to counsel in a grief situation.
- Ability to keep abreast of latest developments in the field to ensure high standards of patient care.

PRINCE GEORGE COMMUNITY
Prince George is one of the larger cities in British Columbia with a population of approximately 75,000. Built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, Prince George is close to the geographic center of British Columbia and has become a transportation hub as well as an important link in the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor. It is a major centre for shopping and a service centre for surrounding communities, as well as home to the University of Northern British Columbia. In Prince George, BC’s Northern capital, you are just minutes from being fully immersed in the wonders of our natural surroundings – this is a true outdoor person’s paradise. A warm, friendly and diverse population attests to our community spirit. You can be assured of discovering a myriad of entertainment and recreational options year-round, from heritage and cultural opportunities to good old family fun.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT