The Social Worker within the St. Michael's Academic Family Health Team helps patients and families to effectively navigate the social welfare/social support systems and helps them to strengthen their determinants of health. The Social Worker provides crisis intervention and brief therapy when indicated, to help clients/families cope with challenging situations and to link them with appropriate community supports. The Social Worker serves as a resource to other staff and the health care team about psychosocial issues and community resources. The Social Worker provides in-depth bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnostic, treatment and evaluation services for individual, family group and couples. Counseling, discharge planning, resource referral, consultation and collaboration, teaching, research and patient/family education.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Able to work effectively as a member of an inter-professional team, collaborating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care
Actively contributes to the academic mandate of the organization as an educator, researcher, resource or support for staff, students and members of the academic and professional community
Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and their families
Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development in order to continue to provide optimal patient care
Is committed to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in the organization
Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standards
Demonstrates understanding of the social determinants of and knowledge of how to access and link patients to appropriate community resources and services such as: OW, ODSP, Trillium, Community Housing, CCAC etc.
Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Equivalent
Must be currently registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) for practice in all applicable clinical areas
Minimum of 3 years experience
Eligible to engage in student education with academic partners
Current CPR certification
Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to patient care
Experience working with people with addictions and HIV preferred
Must be willing to work evenings and as directed by the Program.