** Temporary position, anticipated to extend until September 18, 2023, subject to the availability of work.
Location: 35 Metcalf St, Woodstock
Using the principles of client centred care in a continuous care approach within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach the successful candidate will provide comprehensive community support/rehabilitation/treatment to individuals with serious mental illness.
Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Minimum 2 years of mental health experience
Demonstrated experience and competence in delivering the full range of clinical social work services with an outcome-oriented approach
Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Working Knowledge of Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the ACT Model
Demonstrated skills in psychosocial assessment and treatment with the ability to identify client needs, problem solve through professional assessment and skillfully implement social work interventions in collaboration with the patient, family and team
In-depth knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective
Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, PHIPA and other relevant legislation
Demonstrated skills, knowledge of and experience delivering a full range of high quality social work services to the seriously mentally ill and their families
Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, psychotropic medications and symptom management
Strong discharge planning skills
Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resources
Strong crisis intervention, advocacy, conflict management and facilitation skills
Highly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to function effectively independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
Excellent organizational, time management and communication
Demonstrated strength in written/verbal communication and case management
Ability to accept and positively influence change in the work environment
Demonstrated skills in providing education to patients, families and the health care team
Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice, ability to measure and evaluate practice change outcomes
Supports research and innovation in practice, previous experience in research an asset
Travel within the catchment area is required
Proficient computer skills with a variety of programs
Masters of Social Work
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Experience working with clients with addictions
Knowledge of Oxford social and health services network
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
Crisis intervention skills
Teaching and Research
St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
Posting date: May 18, 2022
Submission deadline: May 24, 2022
Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.