As an integral member of the Connecting to Care Team this individual will use the customer-centered approach to facilitate behavioral health changes through screening, assessments, brief interventions and education. A primary function of this individual will be to hear the client's voice and assist them in achieving their health needs through the development of strong relationships and individualized holistic care plans.Working in a multidisciplinary environment including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Team members: Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Primary Health Care Case Manager, Home Care, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Therapy Services, Public Health, Dieticians, psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Workers, and visiting specialists as this position requires networking with other professionals and agencies within the community.The purpose of the Connecting to Care team work is to identify cost, individual patients with complex needs/high service utilization and develop customized programming to better meet their needs. The goals are to improve patient outcomes by wrapping services around the client which will increase patient satisfaction and reduce health expenditures; to provide timelier, community-based services to these patients by understanding their needs and investing in services which will support them and ultimately avoid ED visits and hospital admissions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Advanced classes in social work or psychology would be an asset. Current registration with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW).
- Community mental health experience working with clients with mental health and addiction issues.
- Counselling skills and extensive experience in a community outpatient setting.
- Assessment and intervention skills, good judgment.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in a team setting.
- Crisis management and diffusion skills.
- Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong listening and assessment skills.
- Knowledge of current services and programs available within and outside of RQHR.
- Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Health Information Protection Act.
- Brief treatment modalities (MI, CBT, BI).
- A clear understanding for what is beyond your professional role and ability to set boundaries and maintain professional relationship with client.
- Self-directed and able to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Understanding of the Lean Management System.
- Computer skills (MedAccess, Procura, SCM).
- Required to provide services in a variety of settings including private residences, community meeting places, and/or clinics.
- Must have a valid driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
- May be responsible for transporting clients.
- Field hours including evenings and weekends.
- Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement.
- HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.
- Cover letter and resume required.
Geographic Location: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Expected Start Date: December 17, 2018
Working in Canada
Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.
Direct Inquiries To
Employment Services, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre