Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Social Worker with a Master's Degree to join the Operational Stress Injury Clinic Team in Vancouver, BC. The Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; depression; chronic pain, etc.). These clients are referred by Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP and the Department of National Defense. Apply today to join our team!
As a Social Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
- Provide evidence-based psychotherapy, psycho-social support and other therapeutic interventions, and education and consultation to client/family to clients referred to the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic.
- Deliver education regarding OSI to individuals, couples, families and community professionals.
- Assess clients’ progress and provides ongoing support.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with stakeholders including Veteran Affairs Canada, RCMP, Department of National Defense and external agencies involved in the care of clients.
- Perform initial screening, triage and referrals based on client needs, urgency of request and best practices to determine the appropriate treatment course.
- Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics and follows guidelines of the National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of empirically supported therapeutic psychotherapy and other interventions for individuals, couples and families experiencing operational stress injuries.
- Knowledge of the culture of Canadian Forces, veterans, RCMP; their peacekeeping experience, war experience and psychosocial impact.
- Demonstrated ability in providing psychotherapy to address psychological stress and trauma.
- Demonstrated ability to apply of Trauma Informed Principles to practice.
- Demonstrated ability to apply culturally safe and competent care, including when working with Indigenous peoples.
- Demonstrated understanding of health care ethics and ability to incorporate ethical decision making in practice.
- Basic knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures as it relates to the rights of clients and obligations of staff.
- Broad knowledge of substance use and addictions issues and treatment.
- Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
- Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive risk assessments. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behavior and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
Basic computer literacy.