Social Worker, Children's Program
Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, ON
Job Description

Part Time Social Worker

7.5 Hour Shifts
Monday – Friday, Days

At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. The Children’s Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience; family-centered care philosophy, and engaged staff. If you are a Social Worker, we would like you to become a part of our team.

Reporting to the Program Director, Children’s and Childbirth, you will work primarily in our inpatient interdisciplinary services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provide individual/family assessment, treatment recommendations, referral to community agencies and discharge planning for patients and families in response to the unique and complex needs of this population;
  • Work effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team in establishing and monitoring processes, improving continuity of care for patients, and enhancing collaborative relationships with other care providers;
  • Provide clinical intervention to Inpatient Pediatrics, as well as support to diabetic, cystic fibrosis and oncology patients/ families.
  • Provide brief clinical interventions as well as crisis intervention as required, and facilitate referral to appropriate community agencies;
  • Participate in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required;
  • Engages in professional development and continuing education;
  • Assist with program development and evaluation as required;
  • Participates in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment.
  • Master of Social Work Degree with registration in good standing with OCSWSSW;
  • Relevant clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children and families, to support the family-centered care philosophy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice guidelines pertaining to the assessment and treatment of psychosocial and mental health challenges facing this population;
  • Demonstrated advanced skill in mental health assessment and treatment interventions;
  • Demonstrated advanced skill in crisis management and containment;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with other health care providers and community services (ie Family and Children Services regarding apprehension: interpreter services.);
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain linkages with relevant community agencies (ie: CF Canada and Diabetes Canada);
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and problem-solving abilities;
  • Proven to have strong interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills; positive attitude;
  • Good attendance record.