Registered Social Worker / Mental Health Therapist – 0.4 FTE – Term ending March 2025 (possible extension)

About Hinton, Alberta

From pristine waterways and majestic wilderness to a diverse collection of parks, trails, and amenities, the area covered by the Bighorn Primary Care Network in western-central Alberta includes the town of Hinton, the hamlet of Grande Cache, and the surrounding area. The region straddles the County of Yellowhead and Municipal District of Greenview.

Hinton is located 15 minutes east of the Jasper National Park and is an inclusive community celebrating an abundance of culture, art, and outdoor recreation. To learn more about this amazing place on the edge of the Rocky Mountains visit

About The Bighorn PCN

The Bighorn PCN is a partnership between Grande Cache and Hinton family physicians, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services. The Primary Care Network (PCN) is seen as an opportunity to address specific service gaps identified through innovative approaches tailored to our unique local situation, and to achieve the biggest impact through the efficient utilization of available resources.

This position in with the Bighorn PCN FTE: 0.4
Status: Term ending March 2025 (possible extension) Hours per Week: 
Hours per Shift:  Reference ID: SWMH20240112
Primary Location: Grande Cache or Hinton, AB (dependent on candidate residence)
Position Summary

The Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist role encompasses a wide range of client focused duties, including intervention, counseling, support services, consultation, and after-care plans. The role also involves collaboration with internal and external teams and liaising with relevant communities, external services, and resources.  The Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist is also responsible for gathering accurate information to formulate realistic next steps and/or intervention goals for patients.

This 0.4 FTE temporary position (term ending March 2025 with a possibility of extension) can be located in Grande Cache or Hinton, depending on location of the successful candidate’s residence.

What you will do...
  • Function as a case manager to engage, interview and assess (planned or crisis) the biopsychosocial aspects of health and well-being, intervene, and evaluate individuals and families in collaboration with family physicians, psychiatrists, and other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Resource navigation – helping find and access appropriate programs, funding, or supports to meet the client’s unique needs
  • 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
  • Collaborates with community agencies as required
  • Improve gaps in service through the collaboration with community agencies, attending interagency meetings and other relevant community meetings
  • Provide psychosocial interventions as outlined by the Alberta College of Social Workers registries and authorizations
  • Provide patient education and support programs through the collection and distribution of evidence-based research
  • Support the patient and family in adjusting to the social, emotional and environmental consequences of illness, disability or continuing care residence
  • Provide patient/family advocacy and support
  • Assist people to obtain available financial resources for their needs by linking patients to appropriate provincial/federal benefit programs and community services
  • Initiate ongoing program development, evaluation and quality improvement
What you need to succeed...
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • Registration with Alberta College of Social Workers
  • 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
  • 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
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality and the ability to reflect these principles in work processes
  • High levels of integrity and professional behaviour
  • Able to work independently and demonstrates ability to be proactive in completing duties
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program, Employment Insurance (EI) program, social services, Seniors programs, and how to assist patients in accessing these programs as required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business use
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 Bighorn PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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