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Job Description of a Social Worker

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Job Summary

To provide social work services, including assessment, treatment planning and treatment delivery in various settings such as individual, family and groups to the clients.

Main responsibilities-Job Description of a Social Worker

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Job Description of a Social Worker

Job Description of a Social Worker

This jd for working with families

Social workers are dedicated to:

 

 The welfare and self-realization of human beings;

 The development and disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding

human and societal behaviors;

 The development of resources to meet individual, group, national and

international needs and aspirations;

 The achievement of social justice for all.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The role of the social worker in an interdisciplinary team is to provide the psychosocial perspective to complement the biomedical perspective.

 

The  Social Worker:

 Adheres to the professional standards

 

 Is expected to demonstrate professional conduct as reflected by attitudes, beliefs and values espoused in the Mission and Vision Statements as well as the Code of Ethics;

 

 Practises within his or her scope of practice;

 

 Exercises professional judgment when following procedures, policies, and position requirements;

 Exercises professional judgment in the absence of procedures, protocols or position statements;

 

 Practises in a manner consistent with professional values, principles of safety and obligation to take action (e.g. intervenes when a policy is unsafe or obsolete, challenges questionable orders, actions or decisions of others, abuse of the person by health care professionals);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge and Experience of:

 

 Therapeutic alliance process and social work theory

 Principles of health promotion and holistic care

 Principles of adult education

 Inter-professional, patient-centered care

 Excellent verbal and written command of the English language

 Excellent computer skills in software programs such as; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel

 Experience with Electronic Medical Records considered an asset

 

 

Education:

 Graduation from a recognized School of Social Work with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) preferred

 Master of Social Work (MSW) considered an asset

 Post-graduation education in health promotion and adult education preferred

PROFESSIONALISM

The profession of social work is founded on humanitarian and egalitarian ideals.

We believe in:

 

 The intrinsic worth and dignity of every human being;

 Commitment to the values of acceptance, self-determination and respect

of individuality. Work to develop trust with other staff members on an

individual basis;

 

 In the obligation of all people, individually and collectively, to provide

resources, services and opportunities for the overall benefit of humanity;

 

 Non-prejudicial respect of individuals, families, groups, communities and nations.

 Maintains clear, concise, accurate and timely documentation of the person's care including appropriate use of electronic medical records;

 

 Uses established communication protocols within the across agencies, health system and community. Be prepared to be open during meetings with mental health workers and other staff members. Demonstrate a willingness to accept constructive feedback from fellow staff members – engage in discussions;

 

 Accepts accountability for own actions and decisions;

 

 Clarifies the social worker's role and responsibilities to other health care team members (e.g. with regulated and unregulated health care providers);

 

 Organizes own workload effectively (e.g. time management, prioritizing, setting time frames, delegation);

 

 Presents a positive and professional image of social work

 

 Collaborates and builds partnerships with social work colleagues and other members of the health care team to provide health services;

 

 Demonstrates respect for colleagues (e.g. respect for unique and shared competencies of health care team members);

 

 Provides constructive feedback to colleagues (e.g. person care, peer assessment, continuing competence);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Uses basic conflict management skills to participate in health care team interactions;

 

 Practices within a primary health care model that views health care as more than treating an illness;

 

 Possesses leadership attributes such as vision, knowledge, initiative, integrity, confidence, communication and innovation are necessary for the advancement of social work practice, the social work profession and the health care delivery system of the Family Health Team;

 

 Possesses the ability to work within an organization, using appropriate resources, to achieve the organization’s mission and vision;

 

 Professional practice includes awareness of the need for, and the ability to ensure continued professional development. This involves the capacity to perform self-assessments, seek feedback and plan self-directed learning activities that ensure professional growth;

 

 Locate and use results of research findings to inform and build an evidence-based practice;

 

 Provides assessment and social work diagnosis of psychosocial problems;

 Provides case management, including linkages to community resources and assistance in navigating service delivery networks to find required resources;

 

 Provides individual and group counseling services to people in need;

 Works with other members to better understand the connections between physical health, psychological health and social health and how they affect health and well-being;

 

 

 

 Works with individuals, families, communities and other service providers to provide training and education in how working with physical health, psychological health and social health can guide the creation of prevention and intervention plans;

 

 Works with communities to help them develop the strengths and skills needed to prevent illnesses of all kinds and to promote healthy living;

 Provides psycho-education related to the prevention of mental health problems;

 Develops, manages and delivers programs alone or in collaboration with other members

 Consults with other health team members related to patients needs;

 Refers to community partners in mental health and psychiatric services according to patient needs.