Hospital Social Worker

Yukon Hospital Corporation

Company :  Yukon Hospital Corporation
Location :  YT, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
Nursing Administration

Whitehorse General Hospital

Competition No.:

Closing Date:
Monday, February 6, 2017

L09 / PIPSC Bargaining Unit

Pay Rate:
$37.73 to $50.40 per hour

Employment Status:
Regular Full Time Position

Monthly/weekly hours:
75 hours bi-weekly

Reporting to the Director of Patient Services, the incumbent is responsible for providing clinical and consultative services to patients and families; shares in the management of the Whitehorse General Hospital’s Social Work program and performs other related duties.

Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Knowledge of social work theory, principles and techniques including the areas of mental health and addictions;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the disease process at all ages through case management and consultation
  • Knowledge and ability to access policies and procedures regarding programs, benefits and resources for clients, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in case management and link clients/significant others to appropriate resources
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to work with professionals on an inter-disciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to work with clients, families and communities with diverse backgrounds and circumstances in a manner that follows the Canadian Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics and promotes understanding and social acceptance as demonstrated through case record reviews, supervision or consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability in networking, coalition building, community organization and advocacy for clients and communities where access to services is lacking as documented in recordings and case management
  • Demonstrated ability in applying a variety of counselling skills including but not limited to family therapy, behavioural techniques, reality therapy, cognitive therapy, couple counselling and psychotherapy
  • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload.

The successful candidate is required to have, Bachelor of Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work (4 years) , Registration in a provincial College of Social Workers , Minimum 3 years social work experience and an understanding of social work services in a hospital setting, including at least 2 year’s experience with Mental Health of Addictions clients. Master of Social Work degree; Experience with Meditech applications, First Nations Health Issues and Cross Cultural awareness training is desired

Quoting competition # 2017-020 , email your resume by 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2017 to:

Please Note: Internal employees only: This job posting will be utilized to create two Eligibility Lists – one for regular (full-time and part-time) and one for term positions. Qualified employees who wish to be included on either or both of the Eligibility Lists must apply for the job posting in order to be interviewed for the purpose of being ranked on the Eligibility Lists.

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Posting Date: January 23, 2017
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