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Social Worker, Hospice Palliative Community Services

Job in Ontario - Canada
Company: Fraser Health Authority
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-01-17
Job specializations:
  • Social Work
    Care Assistant, Community Health Worker, Direct Support Professional, Medical Social Worker
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Are you someone who enjoys participating in educational services? Do you want to work for one of British Columbia's top employers? Do you have knowledge and understanding of counselling skills? If you have answered yes to these questions we want you to continue reading.

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC’s entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Palliative Care Department serving Langley, Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.

Build on your education and experience as you:

  • Provide comprehensive therapeutic and clinical counseling services including grief and bereavement services to clients registered with the Hospice Palliative Care Program for an assigned area and to families experiencing complicated circumstances relating to the illness or with end-of-life issue.
  • Conduct social and psychosocial assessments of clients and families and interprets the information using a variety of modalities in accordance with professional standards and evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Act as a member of the interdisciplinary care team by providing information regarding client's psychosocial situation and collaborating with colleagues, client and caregivers to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Promote client/family autonomy by ensuring their participation in planning and decision-making and the development of problem solving abilities.
  • Assist in the development and provision of relevant educational programs for staff, clients, their families and community agencies regarding psychosocial issues related to illness and disability, grieving and loss.
  • To join the organization we require you to have:

  • Master's degree in Social Work from an approved School of Social Work
  • Two (2) years' recent, related clinical experience working with palliative clients
  • Current full registration with the BC College of Social Workers
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes
  • If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.
  • Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

    Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

    Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

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    Closing Date

    Open until filled

    Employment Type





    $35.56 - $44.36 / hour

    Hours of Work

    Monday to Friday 0800 to 1600


    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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