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Job Number: J0624-1372 Job Title: Social Worker Job Category: Allied Health Professionals (Dietitian, PT, OT, Social Work) Job Type: Permanent Full Time Work Location: The Stratford Number of Positions: 1
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If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.

We are searching for a Permanent, Full Time Social Worker to join our West Bedford Transitional Care Centre team based in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

The Social Worker is integral in supporting the goal of returning to home/community by being engaged in interprofessional collaboration, offering evidence based clinical expertise to inform care plans that fit with patient/family goals, using effective communication strategies, shared decision-making, and mutual support.

The Social Workers focuses on relationships between people and their environments, which are integral to psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Social Workers build upon the strengths of patients/families by focusing on existing coping strategies and problem-solving skills, past successes, and personal resources.

The Social Worker supports a commitment to ongoing quality improvement, continuous exploration and implementation of new approaches, learning, teaching, and mentoring.

About you

As the successful candidate, you have:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Current registration with the Provincial Association of Social Workers
  • Minimum of two-years clinical experience
  • Communication requires motivating, persuading and negotiating, involves sensitive, complex or controversial issues using considerable probing, investigation and explanation to gain acceptance of ideas.
  • Asset:
    • Previous experience supporting admission and discharge of vulnerable populations with complex social situations; advising on care plans and implementing resources, giving the patient /family every opportunity to return to home/community.
    • Masters in Social Work

About the role

  • Completes an initial and on-going bio-psychosocial assessment to identify strengths and challenges that will influence optimal health outcomes and determine psycho-social risks for recurrent illness, disability, and health distress.
  • Determines appropriate therapeutic interventions to address the following, but not limited to: trauma, suicide and crisis, psycho-educational needs, addictions, grief and loss, resource needs, stress management, life altering transitions, mental health issues.
  • Develops and facilitates psycho-educational activities/groups for patients, and families to increase self-care and self-management.
  • Provides orientation to students, develops, and delivers presentations on pertinent topics and provides formal and informal peer mentorship.
  • Works collaboratively with the healthcare team to create a comprehensive plan for risk reduction and timely transition through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
  • Develops collaborative partnerships with community and government partners to identify and address systemic barriers enabling the patients, families, and stakeholders they work with to enhance their health and wellness.
  • As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, and based upon information gathered through the psychosocial assessment, the Social Worker will determine appropriate therapeutic interventions to address the following, but not limited to:
  • trauma
  • suicide and crisis
  • psycho-educational needs
  • addictions
  • grief and loss
  • resource needs
  • stress management
  • life altering transitions
  • mental health issues
  • Working collaboratively with the healthcare team, the Social Worker creates a comprehensive plan for risk reduction and timely transition through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you've made a measured difference in the lives of our patients. Additional benefits include:

  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Life, travel, and other insurances
  • Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through Consult Plus
  • Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex's Centre of Excellence
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About Us
It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Shannex Transitional Health Services, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, Care at Home team members who create an exceptional experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.
If you're ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!
Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization. Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.
All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Shannex

About Shannex

Shannex is a leader in seniors' accommodation, service and care, providing Care at Home, Parkland Retirement Living and Nursing Home options across the Maritime region for 30 years. The future is bright at Shannex as we continue to grow throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.

If you are resident-focused, results oriented, service-oriented individual who wants to be part of a new and dynamic team, we want to hear from you.

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization. Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for team members where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization. Our colleagues are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and an attractive benefit plan.

If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization, please apply at All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.