Social Worker

Penticton, BC, Canada
Full Time

Let us welcome you home.

Optima Living operates Independent Living, Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Memory Care communities in Alberta and British Columbia. Our communities are among the best places to live in Western Canada. 

Our Vision: For every person to feel at home. 

This is truly supported by our credo. “Let us welcome you home.” All of us here feel it is an honour to work with our residents and we advocate a resident-centered approach where the Resident, is the focus of all our endeavours. 

The Social Worker counsels and provides guidance to individuals and/or families with various social, medical and/or psychiatric challenges, under the guidance of the Director of Care.


  • Interviews residents to determine nature and degree of problem, disability or illness and interprets data
  • Assists family members in understanding the residents’ needs and aids the resident and family in working out realistic functional goals for the resident
  • Helps resident and family members through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations
  • Supports residents and families with problems concerning relationships or other aspects of social functioning affected by disability
  • Collaborating with the multidisciplinary teams in diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Conducts psychosocial screening activities determining required specialized psychiatric assistance
  • Serves on committees as required 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Must be a Registered Social Worker or eligible for registering
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, or one of the following Counseling, Psychology, Behaviour science or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a social services field or related capacity; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and professional standards in the field of social work
  • Understanding of community organizations and social service programs available
  • Strong counselling and conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with peers, residents, visitors, and operational partners 
  • Solid organizational skills, demonstrate the ability to prioritize and problem solve 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Clear Police Information Check 
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check 
  • COVID-19 vaccination proof. This requirement may be waived if you have received an exemption through the provincial government. 


Salary: From $24.27 per hour


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