Social Worker Job ID: 202007-04

Status: Full-time, Temporary (March 30, 2021, end date) Vacancies: One  | FTE: 1.0  |  Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Are you a skilled Social Worker? Do you have what it takes to play a key role in positioning our organization for future growth?

Working collaboratively with respective stakeholders and reporting to the Clinical Program Manager as a member of the Community Services, Transitions and Integration (CSTI) team, the Social Worker is responsible for delivering services to clients and families. This involves developing a program of social work assessment and treatment, which may include psychosocial assessment, crisis management, resource counseling, case coordination, transition planning and advocacy according to professional practice standards. It will include visits to the patient’s home when deemed necessary for patients with extremely limited ability to attend the clinic. Duties will vary depending on the patient population served. Pediatrics experience is considered an asset.

 

Responsibilities


Patient-centred care

  • Under the direction of the physician of record, complete formal and informal assessments of patient needs using established assessment tools in collaboration with members of the CSTI team and in accordance with applicable guidelines and policies. Will include visits to the patient’s home when deemed necessary for patients with extremely limited ability to attend clinic.
  • Lead and participate in the preparation and implementation of care/treatment plans utilizing appropriate internal and external supports. This may include ensuring recommendations outlined in the report to the physician member are implemented and guiding and encouraging the patient and/or family to move forward with these recommendations.
  • Evaluate clients’ response to interventions, reassess the effectiveness of interventions, and modify care/treatment plans as appropriate.

Clinical expertise

  • Identify and implement strategies to improve the clients and/or family member’s medical, emotional, mental, and physical health.
  • Provide an interpretation of assessment findings and treatment recommendations to client, family members, other caregivers, and educators as appropriate.
  • In consultation with the physician of record, discharge clients from services when appropriate.
  • Liaise with community resources, agencies, and stakeholders to improve health outcomes.
  • Work, liaise, and educate clients and their families, along with the physicians and clinicians, regarding the navigation of services.

Records and administration management

  • Maintain client records in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Participate in program evaluation initiatives. Submit data as required into utilization tracking tools.
  • Participate in Calgary West Central Primary Care Network education programs and multidisciplinary and social work meetings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a Registered Social Worker with a proven track record working with a primary care team.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university is required. Registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers and current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers required.

Functional knowledge: Demonstrated clinical experience and competence in dealing with health issues. Knowledge of applicable data privacy laws.

Experience: Minimum five (5) years’ experience required or three (3) years of recent clinical care experience in an advanced practice role would be an asset. Previous experience handling confidential or sensitive information. Proficiency in computers, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Electronic Medical Records systems.

Organizational and problem-solving skills: Ability to keep accurate, up-to-date patient charts. Advanced multitasking skills with ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. Ability to work independently and effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to provide service within a fast-paced, changing healthcare environment.

Communications and customer relations skills: Experience and skills in consultation, effective interpersonal skills, and commitment to client service. Open and willing to share information with others in a diplomatic manner while maintaining confidentiality. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated strength in business writing, ability to market and promote programs and services, and explain complex clinical situations to non-professionals.

Additional Requirements

Background check: A clear Criminal Background check is required to start. If you have resided outside Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.

If you have a passion and excitement for contributing to the community and working within a multi-disciplinary team, then this is the role for you!

Why work for us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, healthcare spending or wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days, as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.

How to Apply

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application. 

Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers page.

Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

  1. Completed and signed application form (available on the CWC PCN Apply Now page).
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until the role is filled.

 

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