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Scarborough Academic Family Health Team

Job Description: Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Worker


No. of Positions:
1 FTE - Full time position – (37.5 hours/week)
Status: Full Time
Salary Scale:
$74,148 annually
Location: Position will be located at any of our SAFHT office sites with some rotation between offices
Reporting structure:
Position reports to Executive Director for day-to-day operations.  Professional guidance and support will be provided by affiliated physicians
Date Posted:
Wednesday October 27, 2021
Closing Date:
Wednesday November 10, 2021

The Scarborough Academic Family Health Team (SAFHT) is governed by a Mixed Board (Physicians + Community Members). It is a multi-site Family Health Team located within Eastern Toronto using a collaborative model to provide comprehensive primary care for rostered and unrostered patients of its affiliated physicians. In the evolving Ontario Health Team environment, the SAFHT is also aligning with unaffiliated physicians to help achieve positive outcomes for all patients referred to its programs in primary care.

The social worker may be required to travel to various sites. We are seeking 1 permanent, full-time social worker to join our dynamic team of mental health professionals. 

In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker:

  • Counsels clients concerning identified problems.
  • Assesses psychosocial needs of clients to identify factors which may affect the client’s ability to adjust and/or cope with their current situation.
  • Provides short-term, goal-oriented therapy to clients and family members where indicated.
  • Provides group education and group counselling where warranted.
  • Problem solving associated with high risk indicators endangering clients’ mental and physical health.
  • Consults with physicians and other allied health professionals in SAFHT where warranted.
  • Coordinates delivery of care through ongoing communication with all members of the client’s team
  • Documents all assessment findings, treatment plans, progress and discharge summaries of interventions as required
  • Ensures that services provided are best practice, evidence based and evaluated through the routine use of valid and reliable outcome measurement.
  • Adheres to the code of ethics, in maintaining standards of practice for the profession as defined by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Ensures that confidentiality of client information is maintained at all times.
  • Prepares statistical records of client care and related activities as required by SAFHT, the Ministry of Health, and other agencies.
  • In collaboration with the client, identifies the need for and assists in planning and arranging community resources as required.
  • Identifies opportunities to further develop programs aimed at prevention, health promotion, and chronic disease management.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients and client groups where gaps in service have been identified.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Social Worker reports to the Executive Director of the Team or the delegate in case the Executive Director is unavailable. The Social Worker practices within the scope and according to the standards of:
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers “Practice Standards” (www.ocswssw.org)
  • Regulated Health Professions Act (1991)

Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work Degree from a recognized university
  • Current membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Minimum of 3 years post-graduate clinical experience, preferably in a community and/or primary health care setting, experience greater than 5 years preferred
  • Working knowledge in the areas of depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, sexual concerns, adjustment to illness, adjustment to parenthood/parenting, life transitions, bereavement/grief and loss, trauma, resource counseling/community referrals, family dynamics, separation/divorce, child and adolescent issues (including learning disabilities and ADHD) substance abuse and concurrent disorders
  • Knowledge of skills teaching approaches and demonstrated assessment, planning and skills teaching strategies for patients/families and professionals
  • Ability to engage clients quickly and encourage active participation in personal problem resolution
  • Ability to work effectively with vulnerable and marginalized persons
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven flexibility and ability to adapt positively to change
  • Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal/communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, such as Microsoft Office and working familiarity with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is preferred
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Master of Social Work Degree from a recognized university
  • Current membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Minimum of 3 years post-graduate clinical experience, preferably in a community and/or primary health care setting, experience greater than 5 years preferred
  • Working knowledge in the areas of depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, sexual concerns, adjustment to illness, adjustment to parenthood/parenting, life transitions, bereavement/grief and loss, trauma, resource counseling/community referrals, family dynamics, separation/divorce, child and adolescent issues (including learning disabilities and ADHD) substance abuse and concurrent disorders
  • Knowledge of skills teaching approaches and demonstrated assessment, planning and skills teaching strategies for patients/families and professionals
  • Ability to engage clients quickly and encourage active participation in personal problem resolution
  • Ability to work effectively with vulnerable and marginalized persons
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven flexibility and ability to adapt positively to change
  • Excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal/communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, such as Microsoft Office and working familiarity with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is preferred

Interested candidates may send their applications to the attention of the Hiring Committee hr@safht.ca by Wednesday November 10, 2021


SAFHT would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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