Social Worker III
in St. John's, NL

St. John's, NL
Part-time - Permanent
$40.23 - $47.44 / hour
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Competition Number: 2022006962

Location: L. A. Miller Center
Social Worker III
Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Geriatrics Program
Centre for Pain and Disability Management
Permanent, Part Time

37.50 bi-weekly (8 hour days shifts)
CG-43 ($40.23 - $47.44)
Competition Number
Posted Date
January 23, 2023
Closing Date
January 30, 2023

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
This is a permanent, part-time Social Worker III position with the Centre for Pain and Disability Management within the Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Geriatrics Program, at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre. It is a specialized, advanced practice position providing service to clients of the Centre for Pain and Disability Management. This position will work as part of an interdisciplinary team and will provide therapeutic intervention, counseling and support to clients with chronic pain. The Social Worker will provide therapy in situations where the application of professional analysis and a broad range of theoretical frameworks in complex practice situations are essential. This position functions autonomously and use independent judgement in determining appropriate intervention strategies, developing, implementing and analyzing treatment plans. Clients of the CPDM Program are primarily seen Virtually .
This position reports to the Division Manager for Rehabilitation Day Services and maintains accountability to the Social Work Professional Practice Consultant for professional integrity and practice issues.
The Social Worker will be responsible to provide field instruction to Social Work students and offer other clinical education experience to students within Eastern Health

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasional lifting or physical strength required to carry boxes of resources/materials, flip charts and audio-visual equipment up to 15 lbs.
Visual and auditory concentration is required when reviewing client files/notes and for documenting work in to computerized systems.
A higher than normal level of attentiveness and carefulness is required when assessing clients, especially those who may be at a high risk, in order to ensure health and safety of all.
Lack of control over the work pace and time pressures can occur when completing assessments, case documentation and workload reports, managing emergency and routine appointments within the allocated timeframe.
Occasionally there are interruptions due to a crisis situation.

Job Qualifications
Graduation with a Clinical or Integrated Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited program with the MSW field placement in a clinical practice is required.
Current and continuing registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) is required.
Minimum of five years of experience within the last seven working as a Social Worker in an adult health care setting is required.
Experience in individual, group and family therapy is required.
Knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not limited to, Mental Health Care and Treatment Act, Adult Protection Act, Advanced Health Care Directives Act, and Medical Assistance in Dying.
Knowledge of chronic pain issues and treatment.
Knowledge of community-based resources.
Knowledge of crisis interventions and supportive counseling.
Knowledge of case management.
Demonstrated strong clinical leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and mentor students.
Exhibited strong program development and evaluation skills.
Demonstrated proven analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and organizational and research skills.
Exhibited strong written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to deliver/facilitate effective presentations.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to write proposals, develop and evaluate clinical projects.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional environment and provide clinical consultation.
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, prioritizing caseloads and patient needs.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately
To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
(709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected] Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We are happy to assist applicants requesting accommodation or support during the process. Please email [email protected] or call 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

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About Eastern Health

We are the largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada serving residents on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.

Our Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Eastern Health’s vision is Healthy People, Healthy Communities. This vision is based on the understanding that both the individual and the community have important roles to play in maintaining good health.

We work with the communities we serve, and partner with others who share a commitment to improving health and well-being, to help us achieve this vision.

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