Social Worker 2
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 848953

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 3 years

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Sep 5, 2019


Social Worker 2
Acute Care Unit and General Psychiatry Unit
Acute Care and Clinical Services

Position Description
The Acute Care Unit (ACU) and General Psychiatry Unit (GPU) is currently recruiting a full-time, permanent Social Worker 2 position. Reporting to the Manager of ACU/GPU, the successful candidate will be a Social Worker with sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, and addictions issues. Identifying and addressing psychosocial issues in both individual and group sessions is required. The Social Worker 2 will function as part of an interprofessional team, which includes a Recreation Therapist, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Program Assistants, Staff Psychiatrists, and students from various disciplines. The Social Worker 2 will act as a resource person for the team and deliver relevant social work services to clients, their families and others. You will participate in the assessment, and treatment process, and will engage clients in a discharge planning process through individual, group and team sessions. As part of the treatment and discharge process, you will provide psycho-education and supportive counseling to patients and their families. Contributing to the group program on the inpatient units will also be required. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of Masters of Social Work students, collaborating with faculties of social work on special projects related to the development of the social work field and contributing to the development of best practices unique to the social work field. You will support and contribute to a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is currently located at 250 College Street.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s of Social Work degree combined with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience and be registered and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. You must be eligible for an adjunct faculty appointment with the faculties of social work that has affiliation agreements with CAMH. You also have experience working in a psychiatric/mental health and addiction setting. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in acute care of clients with a range of psychiatric diagnosis, sound knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses, crisis intervention theory and techniques, experience in providing instrumental assistance to clients, and experience in facilitating psycho-educational/supportive counseling & groups. Successful completion of PMAB training is an asset. Experience working with clients, staff and organizations of diverse ethno racial backgrounds is required. You will also possess excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic interprofessional environment. Bilingualism (English/French) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $34.81 – $46.91 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.