Professional Practice Leader, Social Work

Position Summary
Interior Health is seeking a permanent Professional Practice Leader, Social Work in Vernon, BC. 

This leadership position is accountable for the administration, supervision, planning and budgeting of the assigned Social Work departments. Reporting to the Allied Health Director on administrative matters the Professional Practice Leader, Social Work is responsible for monitoring and managing budgets, workload, quality, labour relations and human resource issues. The incumbent is responsible for interpreting and implementing all organizational regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to Allied Health services in the area of Social Work for Vernon and the North Okanagan.

This position also provides leadership and representation for the Social Work profession in their respective areas (i.e. Acute, Long Term Care and Home Health Care services). The position is responsible for ensuring that standards for the Social Work profession are consistent with regulatory/accrediting body standards and relevant legislation. This position contributes to the development of the profession throughout the health authority via the practice council, as well as advises the Allied Health Director on professional practice issues and other matters regarding the Social Work services.


This position offers the opportunity to work in a growing field as we are in the very early stages of looking at transitioning to primary care transformation and community care programs. We also enjoy a strong professional network throughout Interior Health that is well integrated and connected professionally. 

We offer excellent benefits, relocation package, and opportunities to grow your leadership skills. Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. 

Community Profile: Vernon is a major vacation destination for those flocking to the Okanagan Valley and is one of those rare cities where unsurpassed beauty and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities combine to create an exceptional quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The rocky, forested headlands and sheltered, sandy bays await you on the east side of Okanagan Lake, just a few miles south of Vernon. This is an area of undulating bench land dominated by stands of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, set between the rolling hills of the Thompson Plateau to the west and the peaks of the Monashee Mountains to the east.