Social Worker BSW-FT(.8) ACT
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, ON
Ref# 19OPP023

1 ‑ Full Time (.8) ‑ Social Worker BSW

Assertive Community Treatment

The Social Worker participates as a multidisciplinary team member providing assertive community treatment to

clients with severe and persistent mental illness. The Social Worker provides client‑centred treatment, rehabilitation

and support using social work skills and knowledge, community liaison and coordination activities, as well as

consultation and educational services.

  • extensive knowledge of the theories involving normal/abnormal social interactions and the dynamics of individual
adults and families, the conditions which contribute to dysfunction and the necessary corrective measures;

  • demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of family systems theory; proven interview, psychosocial, diagnostic and
treatment skills;

  • knowledge of counselling methods and techniques to provide individual, group and family therapy;
  • working knowledge of psychotropic medications;
  • demonstrated knowledge of social work theory to provide therapeutic services through the development,
implementation and evaluation of service plans;

  • demonstrated knowledge of mental illness and interventions relevant to the client population served (i.e. assertive
community treatment case management practices, psychosocial rehabilitation principles, counselling and crisis


  • knowledge of relevant mental health legislation and regulations;
  • familiarity with community resource/service organizations;
  • knowledge of research techniques to participate in research and program evaluation projects;
  • demonstrated analytical, evaluative and interpretive skills to assess and successfully resolve both emergency and
long‑term issues/situations;

  • demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • presentation and negotiation skills;
  • demonstrated analytical and reasoning skills to review community services, to identify gaps and recommend
options to compensate, or to determine ways to expand or improve services and promote cooperation/agreement

with service providers in implementing new/enhanced services;

The Health Sciences Centre strives to ensure the safety and security of the patients, visitors, employees and assets

financial and otherwise. As one tool in the recruitment screening process, all offers of employment to external

candidates shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to ensure the absence of relevant

criminal convictions.

The Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is committed to delivering healthcare in a manner that is consistent with Patient

and Family Centred Care. Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and

commitment to this care philosophy.

Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to the Hospital's Code of Conduct. Regular attendance at work is

imperative, therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this


We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout

the selection process.

As a proposed designation position under the French Language Policy (HR‑esa‑12) Level 2 ‑ French

Language Skills are required.

If there are no qualified applicants for the above position, the Hospital may, at their discretion, train unqualified


Interested applicants should submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training no later than 1630

hours on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Internal applicants may apply via the job posting page on the iNtranet. External applicants must apply through our


Posted: January 16, 2019