Temporary Full Time Social Worker until approximately January 24, 2021
HOURS OF WORK:
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.