INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
Position Type: Permanent, Part Time (17.5 hours per week)
Start Date: April 2013
Salary: $30.06 - $36.22 per hour
The Social Worker works with individuals, couples and families to meet their psychosocial needs utilizing their knowledge and skills. The Social Worker performs needs and risk assessments taking into consideration the social determinants of health, family dynamics, the impact of trauma, social work theories and best practices. She/he works as part of the interdisciplinary collaborative team to support clients and to address issues in the community which effect mental health through counseling, case management, and case conferencing.
· Completes social histories and assessments to identify social/emotional problems and needs; formulates and implements counseling and interventions which promote optimum social functioning. Therapy provided may be individual, couples, family or group, and may include occasional home visits.
· Provides referral services to clients and/or families so they may obtain services from community resources. This includes facilitation activities such as provision of information, referral and advocacy and ensuring successful connection /access as appropriate.
· Liaises and consults with social and health services in the community in regard to: clients, the Community Health Centre, and the role of the CHC Social Worker.
· Provides consultation to other KCHC staff on the psychosocial aspects of clients' functioning.
· Provides emergency/crisis support and/or referrals as needed.
· Maintains case records, using the charting forms and electronic medical records established by KCHC that will provide information to assist other practitioners in continuing client care.
· Engages in health promotion and education activities including the development of resource materials, forms and handouts as needed.
· On occasion, facilitates and/or co-facilitates KCHC programs and community education presentations.
· Provides education/training and clinical consultation within an interdisciplinary team. Particularly with respect to best practice guidelines.
· Promotes and demonstrates through example the mission, values, and culture of KCHC, including respecting and valuing diversity, incorporating a health promotion/determinants of health approach, fostering a positive workplace culture and environment, maintaining confidentiality, and incorporating and strengthening collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork.
· Demonstrates commitment to quality and continuous improvement by encouraging creativity, innovation, and excellence. Identifies opportunities for efficiencies, integration and partnerships within KCHC and the community.
· Contributes to KCHC’s information management and research activities.
· Supports active learning, including training and development for staff, support of KCHC student and volunteer placements, and maintaining personal competence through professional development and training as required by KCHC.
· Works during both regular and extended hours of operation in locations identified by the Centre.
· On occasion, other temporary duties may be required.