BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: . Respect people . Be compassionate . Dare to innovate . Cultivate partnerships . Serve with purpose.
Social Worker - Oncology / Hematology Program
Reference # 59929
Temporary Full Time (Until April 2018)
Wage: $32.39 to $40.40 per hour
BC Children's Hospital
Consistent with the interprofessional setting the Social Worker provides psychosocial and family assessments and intervention to assist children and their families presenting with health, rehabilitation, developmental and mental health issues. Social work services are provided to children and their families to address social and emotional stressors resulting from the interaction of physical, social, cultural, and psychological outcomes associated with diagnosis and treatment, including loss and bereavement services. The Social Worker provides consultation to team members and relevant community agencies regarding child welfare concerns. Intervention services provided by the Social Worker includes crisis intervention and short-term counseling, advocacy, liaison with community services, coordination of resources, consultation with teams, collaboration with community agencies, education, program planning and research. The Social Worker promotes family-centered care and research and education within BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and the community.
Example of Duties/Accountabilities
- Conducts comprehensive psycho-social and family assessments by methods such as interviewing the child and family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data regarding the child and family and formulation of assessment and plan of intervention, in accordance with professional practice standards and clinical policies.
- Supports the child and their family by understanding the nature and treatment of the presenting issues by providing education, short-term counselling and crisis intervention to families and other relevant caregivers.
- Provides comprehensive clinical counselling with individuals, families and groups by focusing on the child's and family's social, emotional and cultural needs, including adjustment to diagnosis and treatment decisions, loss of functioning and dealing with emotional and family crises in the context of evidence based care.
- Supports the child and their families by organizing and facilitating psycho-educational and counselling groups.
- Facilitates in complex discharge planning with the team, patient, family and community agencies by coordinating regular meetings to ensure psycho-social follow-up.
- Establishes and maintains effective collaborative and constructive liaison relationships with a variety of individuals and groups, including patients and families, community providers, MCFD social workers, schools, hospitals and other agencies, in order to coordinate services across the continuum of health care.
Education, Training and Experience
- Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
- Minimum 1 year recent related experience with children and their family with a health or disabling condition relevant to the service area within BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre including clinical skills in assessment, crisis intervention, therapeutic interventions, individual, group and family counseling; must include experience in mental health, child protection, child development, intimate partner violence, chronic health conditions, disabilities, and grief and loss in a health care or hospital setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
Example of Skills and Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of Social Work theory and practice.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
- Demonstrated ability to provide individual, family and group counseling.
- Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of children/families with medical, disabilities, and/or mental health conditions.
- Knowledge of child development theories.
- Knowledge of child protection issues and relevant legislation concerning children, consents and FOIPPA.
- Knowledge of formalized agreements between C&W and MCFD relevant to child protection protocols and other formal agreements with community agencies.
- Knowledge of C&W guidelines such as, Children and Youth at Risk for Abuse and Neglect.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with mental health issues, including DSM, and mental health assessment of depression, suicide, and anxiety.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with grief and loss issues.
- Working knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
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