Healthy Albertans. Healthy Communities. Together. Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. As one of our Social Worker team you will provide services (in close collaboration with acute care and community organizations) in Continuing Care (Home Care, Designated Supported Living, Lodge and Long Term Care). This position provides a range of Social Work services to patients and their families in the home care setting. These services are primarily clinical in nature and require expertise in financial and resource management, psychosocial assessments, counseling, case management and discharge planning. This also involves consultation and collaboration with medical staff and community agencies. This position requires the ability to work independently with occasional review, consultation and evaluation from a Manager or Coordinator and the ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As a Social Worker II, you will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team and provides a range of social work services to patients and their families. Your services may include: psychosocial assessment, resource-based interventions, individual, group and family treatment, risk screening, counselling, case management and coordination, transition or discharge planning, and prevention, promotion and public awareness activities.
Classification: Social Worker II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: NZ GDPR CHC Social Work
Primary Location: Grande Prairie Virene Building
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 26-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 06-OCT-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Completion of bachelor's degree in Social Work. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current BCLS-HCP certification required. Minimum of two years’ experience in clinical area of medical social work required, and specific experience in the home care environment is essential. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to establish positive working relationships with a wide variety of patients and families. Ability to organize and set priorities. Considerable initiative and judgment required. Experience working on an inter-disciplinary team required. Good computer skills is required (Meditech and Care Manager training is preferred). Advanced knowledge of and experience with accessing and navigating a variety of community resources to support in the management of clients with complex needs.