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Social Worker 2 – Care Home Consultant – Master’s Degree

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, ON posted July 10, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Social Worker 2
– Care Home Consultant
– Master’s Degree Work Site: Evergreen Community Health Centre
– Vancouver, BC Status: Temporary Full Time Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately April 2022 Salary: $36.99
– $46.27 per hour Hours: 0830-1630 Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays Reference: 147691-cye Are you the next Social Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)?

Apply today to join our team Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker Care Home Consultant to join the team working out of the Evergreen Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Apply today As a Social Worker
– Care Home Consultant at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide comprehensive services to long term care residents to achieve and maintain optimal health outcomes.

Provide consultation within an assigned long-term care portfolio related to resident transitions, finances and safety.

Facilitats communication between families, residents and care homes and be a Designated Responder under the Adult Guardianship Act.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited educational institution.

Two (2) years’ recent, related experience in community health including experience in home care, long term care and/or geriatric assessment centres, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Driver’s license and local area travel may require the use of a vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge of the geriatric population and associated care issues related to this population.

Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures as it relates to the rights of resident, protection of vulnerable adults and obligations of staff.

Ability to apply legislation to practice, (e.g., AGA, MHA, HCCCFAA, FOIPPA, Patient’s Property Act).

Demonstrated ability to apply Trauma Informed Principles to practice.

Demonstrated ability to apply culturally safe and competent care to various/multiple ethnic groups.

Demonstrated understanding of health care ethics and ability to incorporate ethical decision making in practice.

Demonstrated knowledge of the current long term care service delivery system.

Demonstrated understanding of the broad determinants of health.

Comprehensive knowledge of provincial legislation and Health Authority standards and policies related to Long Term Care Access Policy and to the broad determinants of health.

Demonstrated knowledge of hospital discharge processes, including Alternate Level of Care.

Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in resident care and the ability to recognize when referrals to other health care professional(s) is required and appropriate.

Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated program/area.

Demonstrated ability to apply the skills of facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution to practice.

Demonstrates sound judgment and critical thinking skills Demonstrated ability to apply analytical/investigative skills and the knowledge to effectively gather, maintain and analyze statistics.

Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, residents and their families/care givers, and staff of outside agencies both one on one and in groups, orally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize work, adapt to a changing workload and work under deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and adjust to new or unexpected events.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others as an effective team member, consultant and leader.

Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities and apply time management skills to prioritize and complete assignments and schedule activities in a manner that optimizes effectiveness.

Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.

Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.