Registered Social Worker – 1.0 FTE – Fixed-Term Contract (12-18 months)

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to

About The Grande Prairie PCN

The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta – a city rich in cultural and economic opportunities, and a great place to raise a family – was formed in 2010 to work with local primary care physicians in the delivery of primary healthcare services. The PCN provides innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

This position is with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: 12-18 month fixed-term Hours per Week: 37.5 hours per week
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per day Reference ID: RSW300823
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN Wage Band: $36.31-$45.15
Position Summary

The Social Worker’s primary function is to work with patients to determine, advocate for, and refer to appropriate community resources and programs. The Social worker will collaborate with Primary Care Physicians, their clinical staff and other members of the Primary Care Support Program and Persistent Pain Program to deliver support using a patient-centered approach.

What you will do...
  • Implements a comprehensive patient assessment process
  • Facilitates goal development with patients and works towards completion of identified goals
  • Works with patients to build capacity to self-manage their conditions and circumstances
  • Ensures that all relevant data and history is available and entered into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in accordance with practice standards and organizational policy
  • Communicates with team members regarding patients’ concerns, needs and progress as necessary
  • Participates in case consultation with clinical supervisor
  • Facilitates patient education sessions
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other services and resources
  • Collaborates with community agencies as required
  • Undertakes community visits related to patient needs
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in social work practice
  • Maintains knowledge of and adherence to organizational policies and procedures
  • Adheres to Canadian Association of Social Workers’ code of ethics and guidelines for ethical practice
  • Maintains professional requirements and actively participates in ongoing professional development
  • Actively participates in program development and quality improvement activities
  • Offers training support for other team members and assists in their professional development
  • Acts as a resource to other PCN staff
What you need to succeed...
  • Registration with Alberta College of Social Workers
  • BSW, RSW or MSW, RSW
  • Minimum 2 years of community based front line experience
  • Experience in a health care setting considered an asset
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to empathize with and understand individual patient needs
  • Ability to deal effectively with the difficult behaviors sometimes exhibited by people in distress
  • Ability to assess and manage risk
  • Ability to function cooperatively with physicians and clinic staff in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Ability to build a good working relationship with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
  • Effective teaching and facilitation skills for clients, colleagues and students
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions based on social work practice standards
  • Ability to monitor best practices, develop new skills and apply theory to practice
  • Ability to identify when input and collaboration with other professionals would enhance case management
  • Ability to utilize supervision appropriately
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

The Grande Prairie PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Grande Prairie PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Grande Prairie PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.