In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the Social Worker include: innovative application of social work processes that assist patients with psychosocial challenges and to optimize client progress in rehabilitation through the continuum; providing comprehensive psychosocial assessments and intervention; providing educational and supportive counselling services; providing service based on individual, family and group practice models; discharging planning, population health advocacy, community services linkage; collaborating with the inter-professional team and community-based service providers; advocating, mediating and resolving conflict; participating in professional, program and hospital development; willingness to provide field practicum Instruction to Social Work students; participating in current and future program development, quality initiatives and research activities; complying with, and commitment to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
Completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or equivalent required
Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) required
Membership with Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) preferred
Two years experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a health care setting preferred
Experience with populations of people with acquired brain injury and those living with chronic neurological illness such as MS
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to integrate theoretical concepts and research findings into practice and maintain an evidence-based, best practice approach
Demonstrated ability to supervise students within the context of a teaching hospital
Ability to provide a blend of adjustment counselling and instrumental interventions
Working knowledge of objective, self-assessment, single system assessment and evaluation is desirable
Proven ability to work independently and as part of an interprofessional team
Demonstrated ability to identify and meet own learning needs in pursuit of ongoing professional development
Demonstrated ability to provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in an individual and group format preferred
Demonstrated ability to do group work preferred
Computer literacy preferred
POSTED DATE: December 5, 2019 CLOSING DATE: December 12, 2019
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.