Primary Care Social Worker / Mental Health Clinician (0.6 FTE) – Temporary

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network aims to improve access to primary care, increase emphasis on health promotion and disease / injury prevention and improve coordination of care through inter-professional teams.

The person who thrives in the Bow Valley PCN is excited about being part of primary care reform, working as a member of the healthcare team and embracing a patient self-management philosophy.

The Primary Care Social Worker / Mental Health Clinician:
• delivers 1:1 and small group counseling related to anxiety, chronic pain and other chronic diseases
• facilitates patient education and self-management programs (e.g. anxiety to calm, mindfulness-based chronic pain management, stress management, etc.)
• responds to referrals from PCN physicians and other healthcare providers in the Bow Valley
• advocates for patients by promoting and supporting mental wellness and coping
• applies best practices in care delivery
• is a collaborative member of the healthcare team
• supports quality improvement initiatives
• leads innovative programming

This position is open to applicants from health backgrounds who have 3-5 years relevant mental health / social work experience. Masters degree preferred. Education, experience and skills in cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, stress management, mindfulness and working with people from diverse backgrounds are assets.

Proof of professional credentials/registration, full COVID-19 vaccination, a vulnerable sectors criminal records check, valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are conditions of employment.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Some evening work is required. Extended health benefits, RRSP matching and vacation allotment are part of the total compensation following successful completion of a 3 month probationary period.

Applications can be forwarded to: Yvette Penman, Executive Director, at info@bowvalleypcn.ca

This 0.6 FTE position is 24 hours/week. Some travel may be required.

Deadline to apply: this position is open until filled

We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on our organization visit: www.bowvalleypcn.ca