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Social Worker- qathet Complex Care Housing for Lift Community Services


How To Apply

Position:Social Worker- qathet Complex Care Housing
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2024-Jun-11
Salary or Wage:$36.65 per hour
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Driver’s licence and vehicle required.
- Degree of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers
- Three (3) years experience working in a psychiatric setting providing treatment services to individuals with complex mental health, addiction and chronic medical concerns or equivalent. Degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized program
- A combination of education, training and experience may also be accepted
- Experience with trauma-informed care and demonstrated ability to practice from a harm reduction approach would be an asset

Duties and Responsibilities

- Interviews with client and family, obtains data regarding the client’s family, environment, living situation and financial status
- Interprets collected and other available information to promote the client's and family's coping abilities and needs for integration within the community and intervenes in cases of complex social, emotional or family issues
- Conducts comprehensive social and psycho-social assessments
- Collaborates with the client and interdisciplinary team to facilitate client’s transitions through the continuum of services
- Assists the client/family with complex emotional/social needs and provides individual, family and group counselling services
- Explores emotional responses to illness/injury in order to: i. identify problems, personal concerns, and treatment objectives ii. facilitate change in coping style, behavior, attitude, feelings and adaptive responses to an adverse life event
- Refers clients to community services for follow-up, when appropriate
- Attends case conferences and team meetings as a member of an interdisciplinary team for client reviews, admissions, referrals and discharges by providing input on a variety of care issues related to the client/family, and to ensure proper and effective treatment of the client
- Provides consultative and direct services to clients, families, staff and community health professionals regarding issues such as adult guardianship, advanced directives, domestic violence, abuse or neglect, immigration, housing, financial concerns, or matters concerning government agencies (public trustee) and authorities (courts, police)
- Prepares and maintains client records; documents client assessments, interventions, evaluations, modifications and client goals, charts client information, prepares progress reports in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures, to meet regulatory requirements and provide evidence/rationale to support findings/interventions
- Monitors extended leave certification as required under the Mental Health Act by methods such as reviewing conditions on leave and determining if client is following the conditions; ensures updating of Extended Leave certification to provide continuity of appropriate treatment.
- Maintains knowledge/developments in the Social Work profession and sets measurable goals and objectives; reviews literature in specialty areas, consults with clinical/community experts in the field, evaluates clinical practice, participates in professional development activities and develops a professional development plan in collaboration with Practice Leaders and/or Program Coordinator; reviews progress to ensure goals are achieved within established time frames
- Engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution, and collaboration
- Collaborates and consults with the interdisciplinary team, other health care professionals/partners, and clients/families to establish appropriate goals and holistic care plans
- Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in the identification and resolution of client care issues, treatment concerns, continuity of services, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas, crisis management, and community resource coordination
- Ensures a safe environment for clients and staff by adhering to violence prevention, infection control, occupational health and safety standards
- Performs housekeeping duties as required, checks the operation of relevant equipment to ensure safe working order, and reports incident/equipment problems or general safety concerns to Supervisor
- Attends and participates in staff development programs, team meetings, and other meetings as required
- Participates in training and orientation of staff, students, and client/families as required
- Carries out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements
- Performs other related duties as assigned

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