Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a registered Social Worker looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you’ve answered yes, then we want you to keep reading!
Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC’s entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.
We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Aboriginal Health Liaison Social Worker based out of Kla-how-eya Healing clinics located in Burnaby and New Westminster, B.C. This role gives you the chance to work as part of an Indigenous Primary Health and Wellness interprofessional team in supporting Aboriginal clients and their families in the Fraser South area.
Build on your education & career experience as you:
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as an Aboriginal Health liaison for clients, families, service providers, and community agencies to enhance service delivery through consultation and care plans and advocate for client and family expectations.
Conduct client assessments and screenings that include evaluation of emotional, physical, social, spiritual, economic and mental status of client using information from all available sources.
Participate in a multi-disciplinary team regarding Aboriginal Health; identify clients and refer to appropriate services; communicate with and obtain assistance from appropriate community agencies to ensure the best possible care for clients and families after discharge from hospital.
Provide education and promote health initiatives/services to individuals, families, and Aboriginal communities to increase knowledge regarding self care and whole body health.
Encourage informed decision-making, personal growth, learning, and empowering the client to improve their quality of life.
Act in a public relations and advocacy capacity to represent Aboriginal Health to medical staff, community agencies, and other service providers.
Provide consultation to staff for the purpose of enhancing knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, contemporary social issues and health beliefs as well as information on social and health services available in the community for Aboriginal people.
Review and adapt relevant information and materials; participate in professional development activities to keep up to date with current trends and research; assist with orientation of new staff, students, and other health care professionals; maintain knowledge of community social work services and resources.
To join our team, you have:
A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an approved School of Social Work.
Two (2) years’ recent, related clinical social work experience in a hospital or community setting including one year of experience working with aboriginal clients.
Knowledge of Aboriginal health approaches, protocol and cultural issues.
Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers.
Valid BC Drivers License and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.
If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:
A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.
“Fraser Health Authority values diversity within the workplace. For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position.”
Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.
Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work! Work hard and have fun while you do it!
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