Social Worker 2 - Priority Access - [MER061]

Social Worker 2 - Priority Access - [MER061]

19 Mar
Vancouver Coastal Health

19 Mar

Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker 2 - Priority AccessWork Site: Priority Access Team, 520 West 6th Avenue - Vancouver, BCStatus: CasualStart Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $36.27 - $45.25 per hourHours: VariousReference#: 141492-cye

Come work as a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker to join the Priority Access team at 520 West 6th Avenue in Vancouver. Apply today to join our team!

As a Social Worker with VCH you will:

- Work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary care team to determine care needs and facilitate the placement of clients who meet the care criteria required for Priority Access registration into long term care, palliative care, assisted living or supported housing for person’s with disabilities.

- Review documents and assessments from other health care professionals in order to prepare comprehensive client packages.

- Liaise with care facilities to review prospective clients and ensure appropriateness of clients for placement.

- Provide clinical and consultative social work services to referring services such as reviewing social and psychosocial assessments and preparing and presenting case histories.

- Evaluate client’s response to treatment plan.

- Identify/assess potential legal, ethical and professional implications of decisions.

- Evaluate progress of home support clients and participate in inter-agency case management.

- Develop and enhance community communications/relationships, provide consultation services, engage in on-going team planning, program/service development, evaluations and quality improvement activities to achieve excellence in client care.


Education & Experience

- Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.

- Two (2) years’ recent, related experience, preferably in community health, including experience in home care, long term care and geriatric assessment centres or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

- Prior direct experience working in Priority Access or on a Facility Liaison Team in a long term care setting is an asset.

- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

- Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

- Demonstrated knowledge of the geriatric population and associated psychosocial issues related to this population.

- Demonstrated knowledge of the current long term care service delivery system.

- Demonstrated understanding of the broad determinants of health.

- Demonstrated knowledge of provincial legislation and health authority standards and policies related to Long Term Care Access Policy.

- Demonstrated knowledge of hospital discharge processes, including Alternate Level of Care.

- Demonstrated knowledge of facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques.

- Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

- Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families/care givers, and staff of outside agencies both one on one and in groups, orally and in writing.

- Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize work, adapt to a changing workload and work under deadlines.

- Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and adjust to new or unexpected events.

- Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in client care and other health and community resources related to the care of clients and caregivers.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

- Demonstrated ability to apply acquired analytical/investigative skills and the knowledge to effectively gather, maintain and analyze statistics.

- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities and apply time management skills to prioritize and complete assignments and schedule activities in a manner that optimizes effectiveness.

- Demonstrates ability to problem solve using sound judgment in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of client care.

- Demonstrated ability to utilize computer applications necessary for completing day-to-day functions and maintaining client records and ability to operate other related equipment.

- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.

- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ''going first'' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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.***

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