Social Worker 2 (TFT 1.0 FTE)

Social Work Brockville, Ontario


Position Information

Posting Number: BMHC23-151E
Title: Social Worker 2 (TFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Full-time
Contract End Date: 06/17/2024
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days
Unit: Forensic Treatment Unit - B4
Department: Forensic Psychiatry - BMHC
Union: OPSEU Local 439
Site: Brockville Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education

Duties:

  • Provide professional social work services and interventions, including individual/ family/group therapy and interventions, psychosocial assessment, risk assessment and management, crisis intervention and discharge planning, to clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Develop and implement creative treatment, recovery and therapy plans, and support services and programs responsive to clients’ needs following according to the best practice and consistent with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
  • Engage in client- and family-centered care.
  • Engage client, family and caregivers in clinical interventions and risk reduction strategies with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients, families and caregivers for appropriate services and resources.
  • Collaborate, consult and liaise with the interdisciplinary team and community service providers.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive written assessments, treatment and discharge reports.
  • Participate in the teaching, education and supervision of Social Work students.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and data collection, in accordance with hospital, college and legislative standards.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of education, presentations and psycho-education for clients, families, service provides, the community, and staff members.
  • Participate in Social Work meetings, peer consultation, clinical consultation, committees, treatment care conferences and research.
  • Complete and maintain all requirements for registration with OCSWSSW.
  • Keep up to date regarding professional standards by reviewing literature, reading articles, attending educational events and networking with colleagues.
  • Keep current on hospital policies and procedures and applicable legislation.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the ROHCG.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment & Discrimination Free policy.
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Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a mental health setting.
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
  • Strong client- and family-centered approach.
  • Understanding of recovery-based treatment and programs of clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience in individual, family, and group therapy/intervention, crisis intervention, psychosocial assessment, risk assessment and management, discharge planning and liaising with community service providers is an asset.
  • Knowledge, skills and training in concurrent disorders and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources, Mental Health Court, Ontario Review Board and applicable legislated acts (MHA, PHIPA, The Health Care Consent Act, etc.).
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the theories and practices of a professional social worker.
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and in a professional inter-disciplinary team environment.
  • Strong advocacy and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethics.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, evenings and weekends if required.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary Range: $41.49 to  $50.39 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.