MSW Social Worker - Mental Health and Addictions Program

5 months ago
Job ID
Job Type
Temporary part time
Mental Health & Addictions
Career Level

Job Description

Temporary Part Time Approximately until October 25, 2018

Monday to Friday Days Schedule negotiable (some evenings & weekends required for on call coverage)

The Hazelglen program is designed to help people with urgent mental health problems avoid the need for hospitalization by providing timely mental health treatment and support in community settings and people’s homes. You will facilitate and participate in intensive case management for patients provided primarily at 850 King and in the community. This management will include assessment, treatment intervention and discharge planning. Offering person-centred care, guided by recovery principles, the Social Worker promotes healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. This is a fast paced role that will utilize extensive knowledge of mental health illness and treatment modalities. There is on call responsibilities on a rotating basis to provide 24/7 support for client emergencies. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients and staff.


• Masters of Social Work Degree from an accredited university
• Current registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
• 3-5 years experience in Mental Health preferred
• Basic Rescuer & CPR
• Advanced de-escalation, Code White training preferred (training will be provided)
• Working knowledge of psychiatric and mental health disorders and related psychiatric/ psychosocial interventions and treatment models
• An understanding of the philosophy and principles of Recovery
• Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and the Health Care Consent Act and other relevant legislation
• Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health assessments, risk assessments, and development of crisis, and discharge plans
• Demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary team setting
• Excellent interviewing skills
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Physical ability to perform the functions of the position which include home visits
• Willingness to provide on call coverage on a rotating basis
• Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle required
• Good attendance record


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