Social Worker – Primary Care

Vancouver Coastal Health

Come work as a Social Employee with Vancouver Coastal Well being (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Well being is searching for a Social Employee to hitch the Dwelling Well being group in Powell River, BC. Apply in the present day to hitch our group!

Reporting to the Supervisor of qathet Dwelling and Neighborhood Care, in partnership and collaboration with the Tla’amin Nation Well being Director, this function will work out of the Tla’amin Nation Well being Centre and can assist the nurse practitioners and different interdisciplinary group members to extend complete, coordinated provision of main care companies to Tla’amin Nation residents and different Indigenous shoppers in qathet. The Tla’amin Nation is a contemporary, ahead pondering, self-governing nation situated on the gorgeous higher Sunshine Coast (qathet Area).

As a Social Employee with VCH you’ll:

  • Assess, plan, implement and consider social work look after sufferers/shoppers and caregiver(s).

  • Develop and preserve partnerships with the Major Care Supplier in accordance with the native PCN care supply mannequin as co-designed by the PCN Companions (native Division of Household Observe, VCH Neighborhood of Care and First Nations Companions).

  • Take care of sufferers/shoppers and caregiver(s), who’re experiencing well being and/or social challenges.

  • Present direct care actions resembling bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessments, quick time period counselling and associated behavioural well being helps, establishing therapeutic relationships and coordinating individualized goal-oriented remedy.

  • Present continuity of care by liaising with group members, coordinating ongoing care, supporting transitions and navigating companies.


Major Care Networks (PCN) would be the spine of the provincial Major Well being-Care Technique. This new mannequin of care is enabled and managed regionally by a partnership between Well being Authorities, Divisions of Household Observe and First Nations communities. PCNs embody multi-disciplinary groups of nurses, pharmacists and allied well being professionals, working alongside and supporting household physicians, nurse practitioners at main care workplaces, Major Care Neighborhood Well being Centres, Pressing and Major Care centres, and companies delivered by not-for-profit neighborhood well being companions. PCNs are anticipated to offer sufferers and first care suppliers with sturdy, efficient hyperlinks to hospitals and diagnostic service suppliers.

Staff members concerned within the affected person’s care will work intently collectively, in order that they’ll get a full image of the well being care wants. Underneath the brand new construction, sufferers will be capable to extra rapidly and simply entry a full vary of well being care choices, have the power to have an everyday household doctor or nurse practitioner and entry to extra well being group members.

Adopting group primarily based care method in Major Care Networks goals to extend sufferers’ entry to main care companies, strengthen the power of present physicians to increase – or stay in – their follow, and broaden the set of particular expertise and experience accessible to sufferers as they’re receiving care. And it’ll be certain that the programs and instruments required to make that care perform are in place, and are nicely supported within the affected person’s journey to raised well being.


On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, the place countless inexperienced mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River supplies a stimulating mix of out of doors journey and cultural facilities. Initially based as a useful resource extraction centre – as soon as residence to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now gives adventurers numerous alternatives for kayaking, canoeing, mountain climbing, {golfing}, boating, climbing, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This space is host to world-class artwork galleries, large eating alternatives, and memorable occasions and festivals.

On the doorstep of each Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River area gives an array of experiences for vacationers of every kind, regardless of the season. Expertise the legendary Sunshine Coast Path and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe within the Knuckleheads; that is the journey vacation spot you have lengthy been ready for.

Schooling & Expertise

  • Grasp’s Diploma in Social Work from an accredited College of Social Work.

  • Two (2) years latest, associated scientific expertise related to the designated scientific space or an equal mixture of schooling, coaching and expertise.

  • Present full registration with the British Columbia School of Social Staff.

  • Legitimate BC Drivers Licence and entry to a car.

Data & Skills

  • Demonstrated information of different well being care disciplines and their function in affected person/shopper care.

  • Demonstrated capacity in managing quite a lot of conditions and tasks requiring initiative, creativity {and professional} judgment.

  • Demonstrated information of the rules and practices of a affected person/shopper and household centred restoration mannequin in psychological sickness.

  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct complete danger assessments.

  • Demonstrated understanding of well being care ethics and talent to include moral choice making in follow.

  • Demonstrated information to evaluate affected person/shoppers in danger and information of acceptable laws acts; e.g. Well being Care Consent Act, Psychological Well being Act, Grownup Guardianship Act, Persevering with Care Act, Freedom of Info and Safety of Privateness Act because it pertains to the rights and obligations of sufferers/affected person/shoppers and workers.

  • Demonstrated capacity to offer competent and culturally secure care in quite a lot of settings and with various populations

  • Demonstrated capacity to advertise Indigenous Cultural Security.

  • Demonstrated information and expertise in Trauma Knowledgeable Observe, Hurt Discount and Restoration Oriented care.

  • Demonstrated information of psychological well being & substance use remedies.

  • Demonstrated information of different services and neighborhood sources.

  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct psychological standing exams and suicide danger assessments.

  • Demonstrates information of capacity to offer care planning, supportive counseling, disaster intervention, and care coordination.

  • Demonstrated capacity to acknowledge when referral to a different well being care skilled is required

  • Demonstrated capacity to assist seamless transition in care.

  • Demonstrated capacity to speak successfully.

  • Demonstrated capacity to ascertain workload priorities.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary group.

  • Demonstrated capacity to drawback remedy, use crucial pondering expertise, and deal successfully with battle conditions.

  • Demonstrated pc expertise together with the power to successfully use a computerized affected person/affected person/shopper care info documentation system.

  • Bodily capacity to carry out the duties of the place.

The hours of labor together with days off and work space could also be topic to vary in line with operational necessities and the availability of the Collective Settlement and relevant statutes.

As per the present Public Well being Orders (Lengthy Time period Care/Seniors Assisted Residing Provincial Well being Officer Order and the Well being Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all staff working for Vancouver Coastal Well being should be totally vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination standing might be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, analysis and educating, delivering service to a couple of million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace pondering boldly, taking good dangers, and “going first” after we imagine it would result in the very best outcomes for sufferers and their households. We invite you to hitch us in creating wholesome lives in wholesome communities by showcasing our ardour for care, connection to the communities we serve and our tradition of teamwork that makes VCH an amazing place to work.

  • Complete well being advantages bundle, together with MSP, prolonged well being and dental and municipal pension plan

  • Develop your profession with employer-paid coaching and management improvement alternatives

  • Wellness helps, together with counselling, crucial incident and progressive wellness companies can be found to staff and their rapid households

  • Award-winning recognition packages to honour workers, medical workers and volunteers

  • Entry to unique low cost gives and offers for VCH workers

Range, fairness, and inclusion are important to our targets of making an amazing place to work and delivering distinctive care. We acknowledge and accommodate distinctive variations and guarantee particular measures are in place so that each one potential and present staff are given a chance to succeed.

We’re dedicated to constructing a consultant workforce and encourage functions reflecting variety of intercourse, sexual orientation, gender id or expression, racialization or ancestry, incapacity, political perception, faith, marital or household standing, age, and/or standing as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous individual.

Vancouver Coastal Well being is proud to be acknowledged as certainly one of Canada’s Prime 100 Employers in 2023.

Solely short-listed candidates might be contacted for this posting.

Staff of VCH should apply on-line through the Inner Profession Portal on CareerHub, you’re at present viewing the Exterior Profession Portal. Confer with the website for directions on methods to view inside job postings and methods to apply as an worker. Present VCH staff who apply to this posting utilizing this exterior website might be thought-about as an exterior candidate. Seniority won’t apply.

Thanks on your curiosity in Vancouver Coastal Well being.

Job Requisition ID: 2023-107847

Work Space: Tla’amin Nation Well being Centre

Title: 38 – CG Neighborhood

Labour Settlement: Well being Science Professionals

Union: 400 – HS Skilled HSA

Place Sort: Baseline

FTE: 0.50

Customary Hours / Week: 18.75

Wage Grade: 12

Shift Occasions: 0800-1600

Days Off: Rotating

Place Begin Date (exterior): As quickly as potential

Exterior Firm URL:

Avenue: third Ground 5000 Joyce Ave.

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