Social Worker, Geriatric Psychiatry
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
As an integral member of the inpatient and outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry program, and a team member in a supporting role to Women’s Mental Health, the SOCIAL WORKER is responsible for assessing cases for the purpose of evaluating the need for service, the nature of problem, resulting in the formation of recommendations or treatment plan; implementing an intervention plan with patients and caregivers for the purpose of facilitating changes in behaviour, attitudes, feelings and/or environment; reassessing and modifying the intervention plan, as required; liaising with appropriate community agencies; establishing contact with staff and community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relative to the patient’s health care and psycho-social functioning; rendering services for the immediate benefit of the Hospital and the Community; providing clinical teaching to Social Work Students, Medical Students and Professional Colleagues at University Health Network, Faculties of Social Work and in the Community; participating in research activities, projects, etc.; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation/maintenance of the Social Work Department; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


Completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work required
Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
Minimum of three (3) years experience working with a multi-disciplinary team in a hospital setting
Training and experience in Individual Psychotherapy with older adults required
Training and experience in Interpersonal Psychotherapy preferred
Experience in group therapy preferred
Previous experience in psychiatry required
Previous experience in geriatric psychiatry preferred
Passion for working with older adults required
Knowledge of Women’s Mental Health issues required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Research experience/education an asset
Student education/supervision an asset
Knowledge of policies, legislation, program’s and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
Computer literacy preferred
POSTED DATE: October 24, 2019 CLOSING DATE: until filled

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.