Social Worker 2
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 844895

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 3

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Aug 14, 2019


Social Worker 2
Integrated Day Treatment Program
Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services
Acute Care Program

Position Description
The Integrated Day Treatment Program, within the Mood and Anxiety Service, is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (6 months) Social Worker 2. Reporting to the Manager, you will be a member of an exciting Outpatient care service team that is client centered and is based on recovery principles for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, predominantly Mood and anxiety related Disorders. Using an inter-professional team approach, clients are provided with psychiatric and discipline specific assessment, as well as linkages to community supports and services. This Interprofessional team provides a number of evidence-based psychological treatments for individuals with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Social Worker 2 roles will provide cognitive and/or dialectical behavior therapy to clients with severe mood and anxiety related disorders and/or history of trauma. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered care, working in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports, and the team, to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. You will be expected to facilitate group programming, manage referrals and triage processes, and offer individual support to clients currently attending the service. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, mental status assessments, risk assessments, monitoring of clients’ responses to care interventions and documentation and ongoing communication with other team members and primary care partners. You have a sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, recovery, addiction issues and severe and persistent mental illness. You will liaise with community health care providers, both within and outside CAMH. You must be capable of providing supervision to social work students and contributing to the development of best practices unique to mental health and concurrent disorder treatment. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the service. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position will involve providing clinical services in the day, evening and weekends and is located at the Queen Street Site.

The successful candidate will possess a Masters of Social Work degree combined with 3 years of post-graduate work experience in a health care facility. The candidate must have direct clinical experience in a mental health or addiction treatment setting. Experience utilizing cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behaviour therapy approaches is required; preference will be given to those who have certificates in these modalities. You will be a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. You must be eligible for an adjunct faculty appointment with the faculties of social work that has affiliation agreements with CAMH. Knowledge of emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention principles and theory are required. Knowledge of CAMH and community services and experience with formulation and coordination of complex cases is essential. You possess demonstrated knowledge and experience of mood, anxiety and concurrent disorders and current treatment protocols. In addition, you possess fundamental knowledge and application of the recovery model. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written communication skills, computer skills, including word processing, electronic communication, and workload measures are essential. Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, temporary (6 months) position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $34.81 - $46.91 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.