• Social Worker - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services - Temporary Full Time

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2020 3:33 PM)
    Job ID
    2020-2069
    Job Type
    Temporary full time
    Program
    Allied Health
    Career Level
    Experienced
  • Job Description

    POSITION:
    Temporary Full Time Social Worker
    Until approximately September 21, 2020


    HOURS OF WORK:
    Monday – Friday
    7.5 Hour Shifts some days and evenings

     

    JOB SUMMARY: 

    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. Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff.

    Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Services, you will work primarily in our outpatient interdisciplinary services.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provides psychosocial and family system assessment, treatment recommendations, referral and discharge planning for children and adolescents in response to the unique and complex needs of this population 
    • Triage referrals from community partners including family physicians and pediatricians to help ensure the right patients are seen at the right place at the right time
    • Able to adapt model of care interventions, including working within a 1-3 session model, provide risk assessment, crisis management and recommendations, referral and discharge planning for children and adolescents in response to the unique and complex needs of this population 
    • Actively involved in family education initiatives aimed at enhancing coping and reducing distress
    • 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
    • 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• Other duties as assigned


    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Master of Social Work degree with registration in good standing with OCSWSSW
    • Clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health disorders, preferably within a hospital based outpatient service setting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice guidelines pertaining to the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent disorders
    • Demonstrated skill in mental health assessment and crisis management
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Grand River Hospital Mental Health & Addiction Program comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety
    • Proven ability to work effectively with other health care providers and community service and school board providers
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization and problem-solving abilities
    • Proven to have strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
    • Good attendance record

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