Master’s degree in Social Work or Baccalaureate degree
Member of relevant professional association/network preferred
Membership in Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Must be able to achieve 80% in the Functional Independent Measure (FIM) certification exam within the probationary period and on recertification exams if applying to work on any of the following rehabilitation units: 3EA (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation), 3EB (Amputee Rehabilitation), 3EC (Neurological Rehabilitation), 2EB (TB Rehabilitation) and 2WF (Respiratory Rehabilitation)
Fluency in a language other than English an asset preferred
Experience in a hospital setting preferred
Experience in rehabilitation setting preferred
Minimum of 1 - 2 years clinical experience
Knowledge of and preferred experience with chronic care & rehabilitation including acquired brain injury
Demonstrated leadership abilities in the following areas: co-ordinating internal & external resources; community liaison; education; advocacy, training & support to varied professionals
Strong assessment skills
Knowledge of a variety of community resources
Demonstrated experience in discharge planning and transitions implementation
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to partner and work effectively with all levels of staff, the interprofessional team, physicians, patients, families and external agencies
Demonstrated ability to deal with complex mental health and behavioral issues
Ability to maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to provide patient centred care.
Demonstrated problem solving, interpersonal, coaching, negotiation and facilitation skills
Strong organizational skills to work independently in an unstructured, demanding environment
Demonstrated reliable work habits
Attendance at safety meetings/training/updates in accordance with the Centre’s standards
Availability to work a flexible work schedule (some evenings are required)
Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
Provide social work services including assessment, counselling, advocacy & location of community resources and discharge planning for clients and families.
Development, planning, implementation and evaluation of social work services as required.
Facilitate education and support groups for clients and families, including some evenings.
Participate in related in-service education.
Assist care coordinator with discharge and transition process, regularly assessing needs such as psycho-social support for the patient and family as well as applying for funding support while meeting length of stay and occupancy rate targets.
Participate in pre-admission and admission assessments.
Participate where required in the revenue generating assessment & treatment services of the Hospital.
Complete clinical workload statistics.
Pursue continuous professional development.
Work closely with team members in handling situations requiring counselling and support around care, treatment, and decision making as well as any applications (e.g. funding, LTCH, etc.) that are required.
Ensure timely and appropriate clinical documentation in the electronic patient record (EPR).
Develop strong relationships community providers to facilitate partnerships between patients, family, inpatient clinical team and referring agencies (e.g. LHIN, referral sources, etc.).
Provide resource clinical leadership for the inter-professional team.
Provide leadership in program evaluation, program development and research as appropriate.
Participate in internal and external committees.
Partner with Service Managers to ensure clinical service goals are addressed.
Ensure that pscho-social issues / concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner.
Ensure that care is patient-focused with an emphasis on culturally appropriate care that keeps equity, diversity and inclusion in mind.
Perform other duties as assigned.
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.