Community Social Worker

Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the PCN Health Home Community Program Manager, the Community Social Worker will work collaboratively with patients, physicians, community partners and health team members to connect patients to resources that will help them meet their basics needs such as food, clothing, housing, medication, transportation and social integration.

FTE: 0.8-1.0 (Temporary, until June 2021)

Reporting to the PCN Health Home Community Program Manager, the Community Social Worker will work collaboratively with patients, physicians, community partners and health team members to connect patients to resources that will help them meet their basics needs such as food, clothing, housing, medication, transportation and social integration.

Responsibilities
Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to:

Works out of community and/or clinical settings as a part of a health team
Provides patient care in individual and group appointments
Assesses patients’ needs to determine appropriate resources
Completes necessary documentation in Electronic Medical Record
Liaises with and refers patients to appropriate government and community agencies
Assists the patient to complete necessary forms to access programs or resources
Acts as an advocate for the patient and their family
Acts as a resource for families, community professionals, and other members of the care team
Participates in case conferences and interdisciplinary team meetings
Establishes communication links to support seamless care activities between the health homes and other community agencies
May be involved in quality improvement projects or health initiatives involving community partners and/or health team members and physicians
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possess a strong awareness of community resources and referral process and requirements
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organization skills
Excellent active listening and motivational interviewing skills
Ability to work well within a varied interdisciplinary team
Ability to work independently
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when required
Accepts, implements and evaluates change with a positive attitude
Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and be flexible in a very dynamic work environment
Good computer skills are required
Demonstrated clinical expertise and competence in dealing with health care issues
Must demonstrate initiative and sound judgment
Montreal Cognitive Assessment certification considered an asset
Fluency in a second language considered an asset
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Work
Active registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers
Experience working in a healthcare organization is an asset
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle

At Calgary Foothills PCN we offer:
Competitive compensation and flexible benefits package, including a Health Care Spending Account
Employer-matching RRSP program
Support for training and development, including reimbursement for professional/licensing dues
Flex and paid vacation days
An employee recognition program

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic organization that is making a difference in the community, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@cfpcn.ca.

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document and in the subject line please include the position title.