Social Worker II

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The SHC is more than just a “hospital.” It is a campus environment & includes inpatient, outpatient & wellness services, as well as prevention and public health learning opportunities for the community. The campus also includes a YMCA & retail services. The SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient & Family Centered Care, and Innovation. These pillars guide the development & delivery of service of to all patients & families at SHC. The Allied Health Department works collaboratively with all the clinical teams spread across the South Health Campus. This Social Work II position supports the Medicine, Surgical & Cardiac Clinics. Under general supervision from the Allied Health Assistant Manager & in consultation with the SW Clinical Practice Leader, this position is responsible for the assessment & treatment of patients referred to the service as well as development, implementation & evaluation of individual & group treatment programs according to professional practice standards. The caseload will also include some work & support in other outpatient clinic areas (e.g., Neurosciences). This position requires the ability to establish positive working relationships with a wide variety of patients & families. As well as the ability to work autonomously and effectively as a team member in providing quality patient, care. The caseload for all positions within the Allied Health department may be subject to change based on operational considerations.

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: SHC Social Work
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.80
Posting End Date: 23-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 03-OCT-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of bachelor's degree in Social Work. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Basic Cardiac Life Support-Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) through Heart & Stroke Foundation. A minimum of 5 years working as a Social Worker. Recent, within the last 2 years, clinical experience in chronic disease management with adult populations. Recent clinical experience, within last 2 years, working in a community/outpatient setting. At least one year experience working within the acute care setting in the last 5 years. In-depth knowledge and experience in working with Income Security programs at community/provincial /federal levels (Alberta Works, AISH, CPP). Knowledge of and experience with interventions that align with legislative acts (e.g. PDA, AGTA, CYFEA, MHA, PPCA, & HIA), housing, Decision Making Capacity & Alternate Decision Making processes & options (Guardianship, Trusteeship, Personal Directives, Enduring Power of Attorney, Specific Decision Maker, and Co-decision). Experience with and knowledge of community resources, financial resources, end of life & bereavement care, addictions & counselling.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with chronic disease management with adult populations in an outpatient setting within the last year. Experience in taking a key role in program or service development/change. Ability to provide clinical service within a continually changing health care environment. Demonstrated dedication to personal & professional self-development through a variety of learning mediums on a yearly basis.