Social Worker 2 – BC OSI Clinic

  • Company:
    Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Job Title: Social Worker 2Work Site: BCOperational Stress Injury Clinic (BC OSI Clinic)Location: 570 – 2889 East 12th Ave, Vancouver, BCStatus: Regular Full TimeStart Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $34.26 – $42.74 per hourHours: 0830-1630Reference#: 105913-sflJOB SUMMARY:The Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; depression; chronic pain, etc.). These clients are referred by Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP and the Department of National Defense.Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established standards of professional practice of the British Columbia College of Social Workers and vision and values of the organization, the Social Worker works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team to conduct the intake functions for the BC OSI clinic to ensure linkages occur between client and the appropriate resources. Performs initial screening, triage and referrals based on client needs, urgency of request and best practices to determine the appropriate treatment course. Provides education and consultation to client/family and evidence-based psychotherapy, psycho-social support and other therapeutic interventions to clients referred to the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic. Delivers education regarding OSI to individuals, couples, families and community professionals. Assesses clients’ progress and provides ongoing support. Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with stakeholders including Veteran Affairs Canada, RCMP, Department of National Defense and external agencies involved in the care of clients. Works with the Canadian network of OSI clinics and follows guidelines of the National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceMasters degree in Social Work from an accredited University.Minimum five (5) years recent, related, clinical experience working with psychological stress and trauma and working with members of the military or police services or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesComprehensive knowledge of empirically supported interventions for individuals, couples and families experiencing operational stress injuries.Knowledge of the culture of Canadian Forces, veterans, RCMP; their peacekeeping experience, war experience and psychosocial impact.Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions issues and treatment.Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Basic computer literacy.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.