MSW - Social Worker, Emergency Crisis Services

5 months ago(8/10/2017 3:09 PM)
Job ID
Job Type
Mental Health & Addictions
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Casual Social Worker


12 hour shifts


We are seeking mental health social workers who are passionate about mental health care and who embrace working in a growing and changing clinical environment. The Social Worker will conduct mental health and risk assessments of patients presenting in the Emergency Room with mental health and addictions crises, and recommend appropriate dispositions to the ER physician and Psychiatry. The position involves working in partnership with Emergency Room staff and Mental Health & Addictions staff, along with other hospital services and community resources. The Social Worker will also provide short-term crisis intervention services for clients at 850 King St. as part of our Rapid Response Team. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.



• Masters of Social Work Degree from an accredited university
• Current registration with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
• 3 years (minimum) clinical experience in Mental Health
• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and other relevant legislation.
• Proficiency in applying the skills of de-escalation & de-briefing
• Advanced de-escalation, Code White training preferred (training will be provided)
• Extensive experience managing and responding to a diverse range of psychiatric emergencies
• Demonstrated skills in crisis and bio-psychosocial assessment, mental status examination, differential diagnosis, short-term treatment modalities and transitional care of mental health clients
• Detailed knowledge of community services/resources
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and comfort in using computer systems to access required Personal Health Information, typing of notes etc.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently and as a part of a team.
• Excellent organizational skills
• High level of maturity, professionalism & acceptance of personal responsibility
• Knowledge of recovery principles
• Excellent attendance record and ability to maintain same


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