Niagara Health System
St. Catharines, ON
As a member of the Wellness Recovery Integrated Comprehensive Care (WRICC) program, this position involves supporting individuals with complex, compromised, acute mental health and/or addiction issues. The successful candidate will have experience completing individual assessments, short-term psychotherapy intervention, and case management. Using a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities (CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed, MI, etc.), the successful candidate will be skilled in engaging and providing integrated clinical best practice therapies. Having identified unique and vulnerable populations, the successful candidate will use the existing Illness Management and Recovery care model to develop therapeutic care plans to respond to the needs of the clients. Lastly, the successful candidate will work effectively both on an independent basis and also collaboratively with the inter-professional team and community partners.

o Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)
o Registered with the College of Social Workers required with demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers standards of practice
o A minimum of five years' experience providing evidence-based individual therapy/treatment with the adult outpatient mental health/addictions' population
o Demonstrated commitment to professional development, ongoing education and integration of research into clinical practice
o Demonstrated knowledge of major mental illnesses and main classifications of psychotropic medications
o Demonstrated excellent clinical and case management abilities working with individuals living with severe mental health, trauma, concurrent disorders and with dual diagnoses
o Demonstrated leadership skills with demonstrated experience facilitating community and/or care planning meetings
o Certification in evidence-based treatment modalities (i.e. Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, etc)
o Current Safe Management Group or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
o Working knowledge of the Health Links Coordinated Care Plan model
o Working knowledge of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) model and content
o Applies person-centered care and the recovery model of care in clinical practice
o Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, decision making, conflict resolution and ability to establish clear professional boundaries
o Demonstrated ability to engage clients living with mental health/addictions issues
o Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive mental health assessments, provide therapeutic support and/or referrals to other services
o Demonstrated ability to collaborate in and/or formulate care/treatment/discharge plans while assisting clients through this process
o Working knowledge of formal and informal community services / resources within the Niagara Region which support clients with mental health/addictions
o Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative working relationships, using excellent interpersonal and communication skills, within Niagara Health and with Niagara Regions' community services/resources
o Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation including the Mental Health Act, Children and Family Services Act, Health Care and Consent Act and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
o Basic proficiency in computer skills and within Microsoft Word applications
o Consistent and regular attendance with the flexibility to adapt working hours (including evening hours) to support client needs
o Applies Niagara Health CORE values, professional practice standards, and recovery/client-centered philosophy to client care and services

Recruitment Specialist: Jen Freeman; (Please apply through eRecruit; Inquiries only:

It is Niagara Health policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.