Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)



Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW)



Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a registered Social Worker looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you've answered yes then we want you to keep reading.

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, and one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.8 million people, we serve 1/3 of BC's entire population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities that expand from Burnaby to Hope.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Social Worker to our Mental Health & Substance Use Services Emergency Zone at Surrey Memorial Hospital located in Surrey, British Columbia. If you're someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally as rewarding, then this might be the role for you.

Build on your education and career experience as you:
  • Provides comprehensive clinical social work services to patients and families within the emergency zone, by exploring the emotional response to identify problems, personal concerns and treatment objectives and facilitating change in coping style, behaviour, attitude and feelings.
  • Conduct assessments, short term treatments, and crisis intervention for patients with mental health issues, including those treated in the MHSU - Emergency Department (ED) including Adult and Pediatric Emergency, the inpatient unit, and the community, for acute mental illness, such as psychosis, suicide threats/attempts, and substance use.
  • Provide referrals for mental health patients not requiring hospitalization, to appropriate community treatment alternatives and services, including residential programs (respite, emergency shelters), family therapy, marital and separation counselling, alcohol and drug treatment, victim assistance, employee assistance programs, and private therapy.
  • Conduct ongoing education and consultation to local police regarding mental health conditions and treatments/services that are available by developing formal and effective relationships between local police and external agencies such as After Hours Mental Health Services and Alcohol & Drug Services.
  • Provide leadership and consultative services in the development and evaluation of planning initiatives, policies, care standards and care pathways across Fraser Health.
To join our team you have:
  • Master's degree in Social Work from an approved school of Social Work, plus two (2) years' related clinical experience in a health care setting
  • Current registration with the BC College of Social Workers.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields.
  • Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
  • An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work! Work hard and have fun while you do it.

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