Job Posting 77637

Social Worker
REACH Community Health Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1145 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
closes in 28 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
part time

Position: Social Worker

We welcome applicants who are Registered Social Workers with BSW or MSW, and Registered Clinical Social Worker

Hours: 28 hours per week

Schedule: Flexible within clinic hours

 

Established in 1969, REACH is a non-profit, community-governed organization with a history of primary care innovation and a commitment to equality and social justice in East Vancouver. We have a multidisciplinary approach to care within our medical, dental, pharmacy, multi-cultural family centre and UPCC. We are committed to providing inclusive, accessible and sustainable programs and services to support the physical and mental health and well-being of our community and individuals within it.

 

Position Summary

The social worker is responsible for advanced clinical and consultative social work services to clients and families focusing on how the client’s relationships are affected by their environment. Duties include conducting social and psychosocial assessments, improving access to community services and resources and initiatives to reduce inequities, providing individual, family and group counseling services, maintaining client records, attending multidisciplinary clinical/case meetings and conferences, identifying applicable community resources for clients and facilitating care throughout the continuum.

 

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Conducts comprehensive psycho-social assessments by methods such as interviewing the client and/or family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the client’s family, environment, living situation and financial status and interpreting to therapeutically impact the client’s and family’s coping abilities and intervenes in cases of complex social-emotional or family issues.
  • Provides individual support and short term counseling to clients as needed, including information and referral to external community resources including disability supports, financial, housing legal and other care services. Assist in filling out forms for income support and other services.
  • Acts as an advocate for clients in community appointments and meetings.
  • Works with staff to design and implement health promotion programs, group visits and support groups for clients in the health services program.

Highlights of qualifications and skills

  • Bachelors of Social Work from an accredited school of social work. Master of Social Work preferred.
  • Registered Social Worker.
  • Two to three year’s experience in a primary care or community service facility.
  • Experience with clients with mental health and addictions and long term disabilities.

REACH proudly celebrates the diversity in our neighbourhood and amongst our staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of under-represented communities, including Indigenous, migrant, people of colour and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

 

All REACH employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

 

If you, or your relative, is a current patient of REACH medical, and are successfully hired for a position in the centre, you may not use REACH for ongoing primary care medical services.

REACH will assist any employee or family member who loses their primary medical care as a result of this policy to obtain comparable medical care as soon as possible after the conclusion of the probationary period.

To apply, send your resume and cover in one PDF file to Amanda in HR.

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