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Social Worker - Repost

Requisition ID: 340089 
Competition #: AH-23-073

Position Number: 217-71470S229-010

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Altona

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Eastview Place – Altona

Department / Unit: Long Term Care

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: MGEU Prof Tech

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

FTE: 0.50

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 hours

Salary: As per MGEU Prof/Tech Collective Agreement


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.



Position Summary:
Reporting to Regional Manager - Primary Health Care in a matrix reporting structure and working collaboratively within the My Health Team, the Social Worker applies Social Work theory, key knowledge and critical thinking skills to strive to improve the health for clients within the My Health Team community.

The Social Worker, in collaboration with the My Health Team provides clinical assessment, treatment planning, psychosocial counseling, and service navigation and/or case management services. The incumbent also provides education to assist clients to achieve optimal health outcomes. The Social Worker actively participates in program and community development, which supports and enhances service/care delivery. As well, the incumbent shares responsibility in planning and implementing clinical social worker experiences to the Family Practice Medicine Residency Program.

The incumbent will exercise the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.


• Bachelor Degree in Social Work (BSW) from a Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) accredited school/faculty, or a provincially authorized post-secondary program, or the approved equivalent if internationally educated
• Registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers
• Knowledge of health and social welfare systems
• Knowledge and understanding of cultural and spiritual sensitivity
• Knowledge of ages/stages of life cycles, health and aging process, loss, loneliness and grief
• Understanding of right to choice/life/death issues, providing support and advice to patients/ clients and families
• Knowledge of pertinent community resources, supports and services typically used by health care clients
• Familiarity with an evidenced-based practice and continuous quality improvement environment
• Knowledge of policies, legislation, programs and issues related to area of practice
• Knowledge of the impact of acute/chronic health issues on clients/families
• Knowledge of Social Work practices in a community-based health care setting
• Two (2) years of recent and relevant health care experience in the last five years is preferred
• Demonstrated excellence in communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to provide full Psychosocial Assessment including diagnostic impression, as well as evidence-informed counselling interventions
• Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally informed manner within a range of cultures
• Demonstrated ability to assist clients, families and colleagues in respecting and resolving ethical concerns associated with health care practices and illness
• Demonstrated ability to promote health and provide health education
• Commitment to the profession of Social Work and the Canadian Association of Social Work (CASW) Code of Ethics and the Manitoba College of Social Workers Standards of Practice
• Demonstrated commitment to professional self-development
• Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required
• Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
• Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
• Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
• Good work and attendance record


Conditions of Employment:
• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate.
• All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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