Social Worker (MSW) - DASA
There’s never been a better time to join Mackenzie Health! Mackenzie Health’s two hospitals — Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital — and our community-based locations provide the ultimate in care to our community. We have opportunities available. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.
The Social Worker, Domestic Assault Sexual Assault will practice within the interprofessional team model and will be responsible for providing psychosocial support, counseling and safety planning to clients 12 years and older; who have experienced recent sexual assault/abuse or domestic violence. The Social Worker will also provide support and education to family members affected by assault/abuse; with the goal of assisting clients and their families achieve optimal functioning throughout the continuum of care.
Contribute to safe, quality care by
Conducting individual intake interviews with clients and family members affected by sexual abuse and intimate partner violence to assess treatment needs.
Completing bio-psycho-social assessments and formulate treatment plans.
Providing intensive short-term counseling utilizing evidence based trauma therapies under best practice guidelines.
Advocating for and assist with obtaining basic human needs.
Arranging services with other agencies or community resources and recommend further treatment.
Serving as a resource in the community for information regarding sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.
Participating in regional committees working toward ending sexual and intimate partner violence.
What must you have?
Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited University
What else do you bring?
Demonstrates expertise in trauma and issues related to abuse and assault.
Well-developed psycho-social assessment skills.
Experience facilitating psycho-educational groups an asset.
Advanced interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills.
Demonstrated strong decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional developmen
Demonstrates clinical skills providing therapy/counseling to individuals and families who have experienced assault/abuse.
Demonstrates conflict resolution skills.
Understanding of consent and capacity legislation.
Computer literacy in word processing and database management.
A strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice and excellence in evidence-based, patient centered care.
Proven attendance record.
Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others and demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
Preferably, your profile also includes:
Minimum of three (3) years current related clinical experience
Previous Social Work position in a hospital environment
Knowledge of and experience in working with victims of violence and an understanding of tools used in trauma focused therapeutic care
- You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.