Health Care Social Worker (Masters) - Acute Medical Unit

​Req ID: 171341
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ Social Worker SSR
Type of Employment: Casual Relief x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 28-Mar-24


This is a reposting of Requisition 171341; therefore. candidates who have previously applied for this Req are unable to reapply

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


About the Opportunity

Health Care Social Workers provide 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 counselling, resource counselling, and discharge planning and case management.

Health Care Social Workers are 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 each Social Worker to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams. The Health Care Social Worker is a licensed professional who practices in accordance with a set of National/Provincial Standards and Code of Ethics and Department Procedures, Policies and Standards. The Health Care Social Worker is responsible for supervising undergraduate and graduate students in work placements. The Health Care Social Worker provides consultation based upon an advanced level of education (MSW) which includes an integrated knowledge of the social, structural, emotional, psychological and cultural factors that affect well-being. 


The Health Care Social Worker will uphold and foster a culture of positivity, respect and professionalism amongst the team which supports a healthy workplace for staff and a safe and pleasant atmosphere for our patients. The Social Worker participates in the continual development of the department and our team, while being encouraged to suggest innovative and forward-thinking ideas that promote efficiency, work life balance, cooperation and excellence.  The entire team is expected to promote and practice the highest ethical behavior, professionalism, and integrity consistent with the respectful workplace policy.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


•    Master's Degree in Social Work from a recognized university
•    Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
•    Two (2) years' of relevant clinical experience as a Clinical Social Worker required                                    
•    Strong counselling and communication skills
•    Capacity to achieve a high degree of autonomous practice
•    Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team context
•    Knowledge of issues related to family violence, sexual abuse, addictions, grief and loss, end of life, disability, crisis intervention, caregiving and continuum of care and intervention skills that come from knowledge of theoretical frameworks/approaches to practice 
•    Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


Casual opportunity; no guaranteed hours

Compensation and Incentives

$37.31 - $49.05 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


Nova Scotia Health 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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