In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient & staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, performs professional social work of moderate complexity. Assists patients and their families with practical problems and personal concerns and consults with hospital staff and community agencies regarding the psychosocial aspects of the patients' situation.
Education, Training And Experience
Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) from an accredited school of Social Work, however a Master's degree (M.S.W.) is preferred. Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers. Related social work experience, preferably in a medical setting, and demonstrated clinical competence.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to use and exercise judgment as required.
Ability to work independently with consultation and guidance available.
Knowledge of community resources.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Ability to establish priorities and organize workload accordingly.
Commitment to continued professional growth.