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Fraser Health 
Clinical Social Worker 
Position: Clinical Social Worker, Indigenous Community Health City: Surrey Job ID: 2023-46654 Employment Type: Full Time FTE 1.00 Scheduled Start Stop Times: Monday - Fridy 08:40-4:30 Days Off: Saturday, Statutory, Sunday Program/Service: Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety Salary at Time of Posting: $41.04 - $51.27 / hour Why Fraser Health? Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization WHO approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer. 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 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. Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. We have an exciting opportunity for an Clinical Social Worker, Indigenous Community Health based out of Fraser Health sites located in Surrey, B.C, the central hub for the position. Detailed Overview Works within an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services and therapeutic clinical counseling to clients and their families of the Indigenous Primary Health and Wellness Home. Conducts comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments of clients and their families using a variety of assessment tools to provide treatment services for clients including liaising with community agencies and caregiver support groups; provides clinical support to the interdisciplinary team including physicians and nurse practitioners in the development of care plans and services within the assigned area of responsibility; delivers and evaluates clinical services and outcomes; participates on local committees and planning bodies to identify areas to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to enhance client care services and reduce service gaps for the Indigenous population. Provides client and family-centered, culturally safe care through a trauma-informed approach and evidence-informed practice, and in accordance with professional standards, clinical policies, legislation and practices; establishes a dignifying, purposeful and trusting relationship with clients, promoting self-determination and independence; encourages knowledge exchange in day-to day activities, and empowers clients and natural supports to engage and connect within their communities; ensures clients and their family members are supported in navigating the health care system. Responsibilities Conducts comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments by interviewing the client and/or their family, obtaining relevant information, gathering social data and interpreting the data using a variety of tools. Provides comprehensive therapeutic services by exploring the psychosocial response to identify problems, personal concerns, treatment objectives and facilitates change in coping style, behavior, attitude and feelings; participates with the client, families, community supports and the interdisciplinary team to coordinate services, manage cases and facilitates meetings. Provides short-term brief/crisis intervention for patients with mental health and substance use issues using a variety of interviewing, clinical counselling and assessment methods. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in client care planning by interviewing the client and/or family to assess and determine care plan and type of service required; follows up and provides ongoing monitoring of complex psychosocial situations; evaluates client's response to interventions. Supports a seamless approach to care and service delivery across the healthcare system by participating in the admission and discharge process of clients in acute care and community; arranges meetings to assist in developing and coordinating comprehensive care plans and community services for clients; collaborates with the hospital and community services to determine the effective utilization of available resources. Partners with community services, health and social agencies including provincial Ministries, physicians and other primary care providers in the assessment and management of individuals at risk, making referrals to appropriate resources when longer term treatment or follow-up is required and exchanging relevant information. Facilitates timely exchange and provision of information regarding client care between the acute care facility and the community service to allow for individualized discharge planning; works with community service providers to ensure client care needs are met. Acts as a clinical resource for clients and their families by providing information regarding community resources and access to these resources, facilitating referrals where appropriate; determines if client is capable of making decisions around client care plans, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; refers client to appropriate health care professional for assistance and follows procedures around client incapacity, respecting the client's right to privacy and confidentiality. Acts in public relations and advocacy capacity to represent Aboriginal Health to medical staff and other service providers, and to community agencies and their staff by maintaining up to date knowledge of Aboriginal Health; provides consultation to staff for the purposes of enhancing knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, contemporary social issues and health beliefs; provides information on social and health services available in the community for Aboriginal people; participates in committees that integrate Aboriginal Health with hospital and community programs by providing input and addressing Aboriginal Health issues. Maintains patient records by documenting assessments, charting information and preparing progress notes and reports in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures and current regulatory requirements. Maintains a variety of records such as workload statistics by recording information into approved formats, collating data, analyzing trends, accounting for variances, preparing reports as required and provides recommendations to the Manager, Aboriginal Health, as required. Develops, coordinates and delivers in-services, presentations, psycho-educational and support groups and/or training by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team, determining relevant content, conducting literature searches, planning and coordinating seminars. Participates on local committees and planning bodies to identifying opportunities for change, assess available resources, analyze outcomes and identify areas to enhance patient care services and reduce service gaps. Initiates, develops and carries out research activities and program planning and development relevant to the needs of the patient, families, hospital and community, as assigned. Arranges and participates in joint home visits to clients and/or families with other healthcare professionals, as required; provides advice to the clients and/or caregiver about available community resources. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Qualifications Education and Experience Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers. Two (2) years' recent related experience in a complex health care environment such as a community setting including one (1) year of experience working with aboriginal clients. Knowledge of Aboriginal health approaches, protocol and cultural issues. Or an equivalent combination of social work education, training and experience. Skills and Abilities Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of counseling and clinical practice models as it related to individuals, families and groups. Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture and community resources and agencies. Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessment. Comprehensive counseling skills including crisis counseling, brief therapeutic interventions and loss and grief applicable to patient, families and their support networks. Comprehensive knowledge of pertinent/relevant health care and privacy legislations. Ability to educate and provide consultation to patients, families and healthcare professionals. Ability to effectively work independently and with others including working effectively in a multicultural environment, as part of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment. Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Apply for this job online: www.careers.fraserhealth.ca Or email: indigenousrecruitment@fraserhealth.ca To meet us in person, please come and see us at The Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Event. - Free Admission - Bring Your Resume Wednesday May 31st, 2023 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pidherney Curling Centre 4725 43 Street, Red Deer, AB (1156577h)

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