Social Worker
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Peterborough, ON
Illness can have a significant life changing effect on individuals and their families. Social work provides service to patients and their families focusing primarily on the psychological and the emotional well being of individuals as they adjust to the changes in their health. Social Work advocates on behalf of patients and families as they move through the health care system. Responsibilities include: biopsychosocial assessment, problem formulation, assisting in the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of patient treatment plans, crisis intervention, and knowledge of community resources. In addition, social work is an educational resource to patients, families, staff and community agencies. The Social Worker practices in accordance with the OCCSWSSW Professional Standards.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Social Work required.
Member of the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCCSWSSW) in good standing.
Dialysis/ Nephrology experience preferred
3 years’ experience in medical social work/critical care in an acute care hospital setting.
Certificate in “Critical Incident Stress Debriefing” preferred.
Experience working with patients and their families living with chronic illness.
Demonstrated expertise in crisis and trauma counseling with individuals and/or families.
Demonstrated expertise in grief theory and therapy.
Demonstrated expertise in assessment and counseling with non-compliant patients and/or their families.
Managing Critical incident stress in the workplace.
Commitment to providing services for patients and families, which address health from a holistic perspective (including physical, emotional, social, economic, spiritual and environmental influences on health).
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize and adapt to unpredictable and changing situations.
Ability to work independently without supervision.
Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention skills.
Must be able to advocate on behalf of patients, families and/or the health care system.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record and meet the performance standards of the Health Centre.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in your applicant form.

While the Health Centre appreciates your expression of interest in this position(s), only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Please note, in the case of unionized positions, the Health Centre will consider internal applicants first, in accordance with the particular Collective Agreement.