Position: Social Worker
Program/Services: Urgent & Primary Care Centre
Established in 1969, REACH is a non-profit, community-governed organization with a history of primary care innovation and a commitment to equality and social justice in East Vancouver. We have a multidisciplinary approach to care within our medical, dental, pharmacy, multi-cultural family centre and an Urgent & Primary Care Centre (UPCC). We are committed to providing inclusive, accessible and sustainable programs and services to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our community and individuals within it.
The REACH UPCC provides triage and delivery of urgent primary care services to any patient who presents themselves during the hours of operation. This program provides urgent primary care to any individual who need it 8 AM-10 PM Monday to Saturday and 9 AM-5 PM on Sundays regardless of whether they are attached to another primary care provider for longitudinal care. While the emphasis is on urgent primary care, REACH UPCC strengthens our existing commitment to the social determinants of health as a foundation for patient care. We have also developed ways of connecting patients to care in the evolving Primary Care Network surrounding the REACH UPCC so that it functions as a hub and integrator in the network.
Accountable to the operations manager, the social worker is responsible for advanced clinical and consultative social work services to clients and families focusing on how the client’s relationships are affected by their environment. Duties include working in partnership with physicians and nurses and other staff to offer more holistic patient care which includes conducting social and psychosocial assessments, improving access to community services and resources and initiatives to reduce inequities, providing short term counseling interventions, maintaining client records, attending multidisciplinary clinical/case meetings and conferences, identifying applicable community resources for clients and facilitating care throughout the continuum.
This position will have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule on weekdays and weekends.
For complete job description, visit Careers page on REACH site.