• Social Worker, Temporary Full-Time

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/2/2019 10:27 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Temporary full time
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Temporary Full Time Social Worker –Adults
    Approximately until April 4, 2019


    7.5 Hour Shifts
    Monday to Friday, Days



    Offering person-centered care, the Social Worker promotes healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.

    As a member of an intraprofessional clinical team within the Specialized Mental Health Program, Social Workers will provide assessment, treatment, support, and service coordination to adults who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. The Social Worker engages people and families throughout their hospital stay and supports them as they transition back to the community.



    • Masters of Social Work degree, registration with the OCSW & SSW
    • Strong knowledge of, and support for, recovery principles
    • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness preferred
    • Proven knowledge, skills & experience of working with patients with concurrent disorders i.e. mental illness & addictions.
    • Demonstrated ability for completing comprehensive biopsychosocial mental health assessments including the evaluation of risk, mental status, and level of functioning.
    • Training in P.I.E.C.E.S is an asset
    • Demonstrated ability for conceptualizing and addressing individual and family mental health concerns from a systems perspective.
    • Advanced clinical practice working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness using short-term interventions
    • Proven ability for developing and implementing integrated treatment plans in collaboration with other involved service providers within GRH and in the community
    • Demonstrated knowledge and comfort with multidisciplinary team processes
    • Proven ability for utilizing best practices in meeting the needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
    • Working knowledge of eligibility requirements for municipal/provincial employment and income supports and how to access such services
    • Knowledge of formal and informal community services and resources (across WWLHIN)
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Community Treatment Orders, Health Care Consent Act, Child & Family Services Act and any other relevant legislation.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to diffuse conflict and foster collaborative working relationships
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Ability to work independently
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid Ontario Driver’s License required (must have access to a car)
    • Good attendance record


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