• Temporary Full Time Social Worker

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/18/2019 4:02 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Temporary full time
    Childbirth and Children's Programs
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Temporary Full Time Social Worker until approximately January 24, 2021


    Monday – Friday
    7.5 Hour Shifts, some flexibility required



    At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. The childbirth program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience; family centered care philosophy, and engaged staff. If you are a Social Worker, we would like you to become a part of our team.

    Reporting to the Manager, Childbirth, you will work primarily in our inpatient interdisciplinary services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Provides individual/family assessment, treatment recommendations, referral to community agencies and discharge planning for patients and families in response to the unique and complex needs of this population;
    • Works effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team in establishing and monitoring processes, improving continuity of care for patients, and enhancing collaborative relationships with other care providers;
    • Provides clinical intervention to Inpatient Childbirth, NICU and Inpatient Pediatrics as well supporting prenatal, antenatal and postpartum patients in specific circumstances
    • Provide clinical interventions through individual, and family treatment modalities;
    • Participates in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required;
    • Engages in professional development and continuing education;
    • Assists with program development and evaluation as required; Participates in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment;



    • Master of Social Work degree with registration in good standing with OCSWSSW;
    • Relevant clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children, families, couples, and knowledge related to prenatal, antepartum and postpartum periods to support the family centered care philosophy.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice guidelines pertaining to the assessment and treatment of psychosocial and mental health challenges facing this population.
    • Demonstrated advanced skill in mental health assessment and treatment interventions;
    • Demonstrated advanced skill in crisis management and containment;
    • Proven ability to work effectively with other health care providers and community services ie Family and Children Services regarding apprehension and domestic violence situations, Police Services
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization and problem-solving abilities;
    • Proven to have strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills; positive attitude;
    • Good attendance record.


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