Website Roots Community Health Centre
We Are Hiring a Social Worker
Reports to: Medical Lead & Executive Director
Start date: As Soon As Possible!
Roots Community Health Centre is looking for a Social Worker with a master’s degree to join the Primary Care team in Surrey, BC. Apply today to join our team!
Roots Community Health Centre is a non-profit society providing primary health care services for vulnerable newcomers such as refugees, new immigrants, migrant workers, and refugee claimants. Cultural safety and trauma-informed care are essential parts of our daily practice. You will work with committed and passionate professionals to provide integrated, high-quality, holistic health services. We encourage applicants with lived experience of structural inequity to apply, particularly those identifying as Indigenous, People of Colour, and LGBTQ2SIA.
Our Mission is “To provide person-centred, longitudinal care to vulnerable newcomers through an interdisciplinary, culturally safe team of family practice clinicians, specialists, allied health, social service professionals, and patient medical home attachment services.”
The Clinical Social Worker in Primary Care is a member of an interdisciplinary team within Primary Care Networks (PCN).
Conducts comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments of clients and their families using a variety of assessment tools to provide treatment services for clients, including liaising with community agencies and caregiver support groups; provides clinical support to the
interdisciplinary team, including physicians and nurse practitioners, in the development of care plans and services within the assigned area of responsibility; delivers and evaluates clinical services and outcomes; participates on local committees and planning bodies to identify areas to
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to enhance client care services and reduce service gaps.
Provides client and family-centred, culturally safe care through a trauma-informed approach and evidence-informed practice by following professional standards, clinical policies, legislation, and procedures; establishes a dignifying, purposeful and trusting relationship with clients; promotes self-determination and independence; encourages knowledge exchange in day-to-day activities, and empowers clients and natural supports to engage and connect within their communities;
ensures clients and their family members have support in navigating the health care system.
Provides outreach and share care visits at PCP offices as required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conducts comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments by interviewing the client and/or their family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data, and interpreting it using various tools.
2. Works without general supervision as part of a multidisciplinary community team to provide clinical and consultative social work services to individuals from the diverse newcomer population in Surrey, the self-identified populations of racialized immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers that Roots Community Health Centre serves.
3. Provides comprehensive therapeutic services by exploring the psychosocial response to identify problems, personal concerns, and treatment objectives and facilitates change in coping style, behaviour, attitude, and feelings; participates with the client, families, community supports, and the interdisciplinary team to coordinate services, manage cases and facilitates meetings.
4. Provides short-term brief/crisis intervention for patients with mental health and substance use issues using various interviewing, clinical counselling, and assessment methods.
5. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in client care planning by interviewing the client and/or family to assess and determine the care plan and type of service required; follows up and provides ongoing monitoring of complex psychosocial situations; evaluates client’s response to interventions.
6. Supports a seamless approach to care and service delivery across the healthcare system by participating in the admission and discharge process of clients in acute care and community; arranges meetings to assist in developing and coordinating comprehensive care plans and
community services for clients; collaborates with the hospital and community services to determine the effective utilization of available resources.
7. Partners with community services, health, and social agencies, including provincial Ministries, physicians and other primary care providers, in assessing and managing at-risk individuals, making referrals to appropriate resources when longer-term treatment or follow-up is required and exchanging relevant information.
8. Facilitates timely exchange and provision of information regarding client care between the acute care facility and the community service to allow for individualized discharge planning; works with community service providers to ensure client care needs are met.
9. Acts as a clinical resource for clients and their families by providing information regarding community resources and access to these resources, facilitating referrals where appropriate; determines if the client is capable of making decisions around client care plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; refers the client to the proper health care professional for assistance and follows procedures around client incapacity, respecting the client’s right to privacy and
10. Maintains patient records by documenting assessments, charting information, and preparing progress notes and reports under established standards, policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
11. Maintains various records such as workload statistics by recording information into approved formats, collating data, analyzing trends, accounting for variances, preparing reports as required and providing recommendations to the Medical Lead and Executive Director.
12. Develops, coordinates, and delivers in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups and/or training by collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, determining relevant content, conducting literature searches, and planning and coordinating
13. Participates in local committees and planning bodies to identify opportunities for change, assess available resources, analyze outcomes, and identify areas to enhance patient care services and reduce service gaps.
14. Initiates, develops, and carries out research activities and program planning and development relevant to the needs of the patient, families, hospital and community, as assigned.
15. Arranges and participates in joint home visits to clients and/or families with other healthcare professionals, as required; provide advice to the clients and/or caregivers about available community resources.
16. Develops and enhances community communications/relationships, provides consultation services, and engages in ongoing team planning, development, evaluation, and quality improvement activities to achieve excellence in client care.
17. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
• Have a current, complete registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
• Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university.
• Have two (2) years of recent related experience working with individuals from the diverse newcomer population, the self-identified populations of racialized immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in a health care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Have a Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes.
Knowledge & Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a multidisciplinary team member.
• Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply case management principles.
• Broad knowledge of case management and practice within a client and family-centred care model for clients with complex healthcare needs.
• Broad knowledge of mental illness issues and care.
• Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic, counselling skills and clinical practice models.
• Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side effects).
• Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
• Broad knowledge of legislation, government policies, and procedures related to the client.
• Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to Social Work assessment and intervention practice.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct social and psychosocial assessments.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and influence group and inter-group processes, decision-making and problem-solving.
• Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families to explore issues beyond the initial presented concerns.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, their families, colleagues, physicians, and other healthcare staff.
• Demonstrated listening and information-seeking skills that promote communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem-solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
• Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate and coach clients and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups.
• Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
• Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
• Skilled in using the equipment and the techniques appropriate for treatment.
• Ability to operate related equipment, including applicable software applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Fluency in one of the communities’ languages is an asset, particularly in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, and Spanish.
The work hours, including days off and work area, may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Hospital and Community – Health care and other services), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working at Roots Community Health Centre must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
• Full-time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend work may be required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary range $41.04 – $48.27. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Terms and conditions of employment will be under contract and discussed with the successful candidate. Non-Union Position.
EXPECTED START DATE: As soon as possible. The position will remain posted on our website until filled.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. If you are not authorized to work in Canada, RCHC will not consider your job application as per the Roots Community Health Centre Human Resources Policies and Procedures.
Please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume, all in one document, with the title: “[InsertYourName]. Social Worker” to email@example.com
APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
For more information, please visit our website at www.rootshealthcare.org. We thank you in advance for your interest and application; however, only selected candidates will be contacted
for an interview.
We appreciate your interest in Roots Community Health Centre.
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