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, counseling 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.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
- Two years of recent related experience in 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 achieve results.
- Leadership: Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, and participates in the professional development of self and others.
- Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person-centered 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.