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SOCIAL WORKER (FULL TIME)
Location:Fort St. James
Facility:FORT ST. JAMES HEALTH UNI
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Competition #:05505048
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:FORT ST. JAMES HEALTH UNI
Department:FJO INTERPROF TEAM 1
Reports To:PRIMARY CARE TEAM LEAD
Hourly Wage:$36.99 - $46.27
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

**Relocation Incentive is available for this position**

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Social Worker looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our team.

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams; the Primary Care Social Worker functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practice to provide comprehensive assessment, care planning and intervention for people and their families. Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the interprofessional team, the Social Worker provides direct psychosocial care, counselling and group work, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized or community resources while facilitating client self-management. The Social Worker is responsible for providing social work services to maintain or improve the health and functioning of persons, families and communities.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday / Days - 08:30 to 16:30

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.
Fort St. James is located on the southeast shore of Stuart Lake. The population of the Fort St. James area is 4,500 (2021) including the rural areas and First Nations. Enjoy an active, energetic, diverse community that offers plentiful indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Check out Fort St. James for more information on this unique rural community.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government
 
Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
• Two years recent related experience in a healthcare, or a combination of related education, training and experience.
• Current registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
• Current valid BC driver’s license

Skills and Abilities
Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate social work interventions.
Teaching: Ability to teach and coach both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people and their families as well as the public, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team. Ability to effectively resolve interpersonal differences and resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking: Problem solves demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote person centered care which includes maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, social justice concerns and the need for advocacy.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achive reults.
Leadership: Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, and participates in professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person centred care. Promotes cooperation among the interprofessional team and collaborates across disciplines
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Ability: Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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