Job Alerts
Text size: A A A A
Print Friendly Version

WorkBC Powell River Job Posting

Thanks for visiting and checking out our exclusive job postings.

Sign up for Job Alerts and have new job postings emailed right to your inbox.

Social Worker for The Vk Wellness Initiative


How To Apply

Position:Social Worker
Employer:The Vk Wellness Initiative
Sector:Health Care
Closing Date:2021-May-06
Salary or Wage:Competitive
Full or Part Time:Casual
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP
Contact:Vanessa Coray
Phone, Email or In PersonThe Vk Wellness Initiative
4493 Marine AvePowell River, BC V8A 2K3
Powell River, BC


- Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent
- Masterís Degree of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work. (preferred)
- No experience necessary, however experience working children and families, as well as in a psychiatric setting providing treatment services to individuals with complex mental health, addiction and chronic medical concerns or equivalent is preferred
- Valid BC Drivers License
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers
Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness
- Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology
- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff
- Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources
- Ability to identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma
- Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel
- Broad knowledge of mental illness and addictions treatment
- Broad knowledge of systems thinking as it related to social work process
- Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare
- Broad knowledge of research methodology, counselling skills and clinical practice models
- Broad knowledge of family, group and change therapy
- Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the client
- Demonstrated ability to apply systems theory to practice in Social Work assessment and intervention
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and deal effectively with conflict
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- Basic understanding of trauma-informed care
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
- Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment

Duties and Responsibilities

- Provide wellness planning
- Conduct comprehensive wellness, social and psycho-social assessments
- Provide individual, family and group counselling services
- Provide consultative and direct services to clients, families, staff and community health professionals regarding issues such as adult guardianship, advanced directives, domestic violence, abuse and/or neglect, immigration, housing, financial concerns, or matters concerning government agencies (public trustee) and authorities (courts, police)
- Prepare and maintain client records in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures

Additional Details

On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.

WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.