Alberta Health Services
It is an exciting time to be part of Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) as we realize Ambition 2023 – a five year strategic plan to renew programs and services and become the trusted voice for Mental Health and Addictions. As a key member of a multi-disciplinary team this Social Worker II position will primarily support patients in our Forensic Services units that provide recovery – orientated rehabilitative model of care to adults experiencing mental health and/or addiction concerns that are dealing with multiple barriers on their wellness journey. In this position, you will be a part of a developing centralized site based Allied Health professional workforce. In the role you will provide assessment,
individual or group counselling and consultation to individuals, their families or supports that are referred to the program. Essential to the skill set of this position will be an understanding of how behavior is manifested as a result of concurrent emotional / behavioral challenges, mental illness, addiction, developmental disability and/or other environmental factors. The Social Worker will play a key role on the team, providing a holistic perspective of individuals’ health, wellbeing and level of functioning. You will provide community consultation to families, caregivers, group homes, justice partners and other community supports, by offering support and teaching strategies to deal with complex service needs during the community transition and discharge process. You will be engaged in site and zone professional practice counsels for support, research and developmental opportunities.
As a Social Worker II, you will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team and provides a range of social work services to patients and their families. Your services may include: psychosocial assessment, resource-based interventions, individual, group and family treatment, risk screening, counselling, case management and coordination, transition or discharge planning, and prevention, promotion and public awareness activities.
Classification: Social Worker II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Social Work Unit 3-7
Primary Location: Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 20-SEP-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 01-OCT-2021
Temporary End Date: 01-APR-2022
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of bachelor's degree in Social Work. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).
Additional Required Qualifications:
2-5 years’ experience working with individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns in a community or inpatient facility capacity. Knowledge and practice in trauma informed, harm reduction, recovery orientated and cultural diversity care. Counselling and group facilitation experience is an asset – virtual platforms. Strong knowledge of community resources - housing sector, support networks etc. BLS-CPR. Class 5 driver’s license.
Connect Care knowledge. Nonviolent crisis intervention. Knowledge and experience working with Justice or Forensic programs. Understanding of LOCUS and CoACT model.
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