Napanee based with daily travel
Permanent Part-Time 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours per week)
$30,976.40 - $36,663.90 (Prorated to a 0.5 FTE)
Under the direction of the Director of Regional Services and Partnerships and the Inter-Professional Care Team (IPCT) Implementation Committee, the Social Worker (SW) will be a part of the Rural Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Allied Health Program (RFL&A AHP) serving primary care practices within the sub-region of Rural Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (RFLA).
As a member of the RFL&A Allied Health Team, the SW supports clients and addresses issues in the community that affect mental health through individual and group counseling, case management, and case conferencing. The SW participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for clients. Services will be delivered, virtually, in offices and, where necessary client’s homes, throughout the RFLA. The SW performs needs and risk assessments taking into consideration family dynamics, the impact of trauma, social work theories and best practices. The SW will work with the RFL&A AHP, the Physicians and regional stakeholders to make sure that services do not duplicate existing services and that the services provided are refined and improved over time.
*This position description is currently under review to incorporate core competencies. Final position description will be provided to the successful candidate when available.
· Completes social histories and assessments to identify social/emotional problems and needs; formulates and implements counseling and interventions which promote optimum social functioning. Therapy provided may be individuals, couples, families or groups, and may include occasional home visits.
· Provides referral services to clients and families so they may obtain services from community resources. This includes facilitation activities such as providing information, referral and advocacy, and ensuring successful connection /access as appropriate.
· Liaises and consults with social and health services in the community in regard to: clients, the RFL&A AHP, and the role of the RFL&A AHP Social Worker.
· Provides consultation to other members of the circle of care on the psychosocial aspects of clients' functioning.
· Provides emergency/crisis support and/or referrals as needed.
· Maintains case records, using an electronic medical records system that will provide information to assist other practitioners in continuing client care.
· Participate in other duties as assigned relevant to the position.
· Engages in health promotion and education activities including the development of resource materials, forms and handouts as needed.
· Facilitates and/or co-facilitates Group programs and community education presentations.
· Provides education/training and clinical consultation within an interdisciplinary team. Particularly with respect to best practice guidelines.
· Complete appropriate and up to date chart documentation in the Electronic Health Records for both individual and group encounters and support Quality Improvement initiatives by documenting symptoms and conditions, nursing interventions and referrals and recommendations for ongoing treatment.
· Receive and track referrals and self-referrals from clients; maintain schedule and wait list.
· Monitor and adjust workflow to ensure program targets are met.
· Participate in chart reviews and case conferences.
· Identify areas where development of protocols and procedures are needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning.
· Participate in team meetings and other administrative tasks relevant to the job.
· Complies with all relevant legislation and KCHC policies, including privacy laws.
· Supports consistent application of KCHC policies and procedures.
· Supports program policy and procedure development.
· Supports KCHC’s student and volunteer placement programs.
· Promotes awareness of and participation in KCHC activities.
· Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement.
Basic Education and Experience Requirements
· Masters of Social Work or relevant Masters from a recognized university
· A good standing, active registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or relevant College.
· At least three years recent experience in the health/social services field and community-based service delivery and demonstrated ability to exercise individual professional judgment.
· Demonstrated experience with brief solution focused counselling and single session therapy.
· Experience working in rural areas, with Indigenous health issues, and seniors are assets.
· Experience working with clients with a history of trauma preferred.
· Experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Demonstrated ability to work with clients on an individual, couple, family and/ or group settings.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· A commitment to being a “team player” within an interdisciplinary collaborative health care team setting.
· Strong organizational skills and good attention to detail.
Competencies Core Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning Position Competencies: Communication, Counselling, Facilitating Groups, Professional/Knowledge Expertise, Relationship Building, Teamwork
· Valid Driver’s License, valid insurance coverage, and access to vehicle is required as this position has weekly travel to rural areas.
· French language is an asset.
· Ability to work outside normal business hours if required.
· Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check.
· Please include a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experiences correspond with the specific job qualifications along with your resume.
· Save all documents as a single PDF file using your own name (Last, First).
· Email to hr(a)kchc.ca citing reference “2020-42-KCHC” in the subject line.
· Applications must be received by Human Resources by Thursday, August 13, 2020.
As a registered professional, to abide by and be accountable to the ethics and standards set out by the relevant regulatory body of the profession.
All KCHC staff have a duty to understand and follow KCHC policies, uphold high ethical and professional standards, and maintain confidentiality and privacy, using tact and good judgment in all dealings with other staff and clients.
KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.
KCHC is a proud Living Wage employer!
Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON, K7K 2V4
Reference ID: 2020-42-KCHC
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $30,976.40-$36,663.90 per year
- long term care: 1 year (Preferred)