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Health Care Social Worker (Masters) - HI MedSurg Program, Re...

Halifax - Nova Scotia (NS),

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Estimated salary $34.81 - $45.77 an hour

Job Description:

Req ID: 56141
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 60078064 OPCZ Med/Surg Social Work
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 06-Mar-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

The Health Care Social Worker reports to the Program Manager and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, provides a diverse range of interventions to clients and their families enabling them to achieve their optimal level of functioning and health. These interventions include: psychosocial assessments, adjustment therapy, supportive therapy, crisis counseling, resource counseling, discharge planning and case management. The Health Care Social Worker is actively involved in advocacy, education, program planning, consultation and collaboration on behalf of individuals/groups within the institution and community. The role is multifaceted and dynamic requiring the Health Care Social Worker to work autonomously as well as collaboratively.

Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Social Work from a recognized university
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the NSCSW
  • 2 years of clinical experience as a clinical Social Worker required
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of human behaviour including systems theory, family dynamics, group dynamics, and theories of behaviour change
  • Awareness of local community resources and agencies would be
an asset
  • Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License and access to a reliable automobile
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work
    • Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
    Salary Information

    Health Care Social Worker (Masters):
    $34.8132- $45.7654/hourly


    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

    Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

    • Criminal Record Check
    • Proof of education & training certifications
    • Proof of any additional required qualification
    • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
    • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
    • Proof of SIN number

    Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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