Social Worker II (RFT 1.0 FTE)

Social Work Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM22-478E
Title: Social Worker II (RFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days
Department: Operational Stress Injury Clinic
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Royal Ottawa 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.

The OSI Clinic provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment to clients and their families referred by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), RCMP, and the Department of National Defense (DND), who are experiencing work-related psychological stress and trauma (e.g. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI clinic are provided by an interprofessional team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers provides OSI Clinic services. 


  • Provide direct support, therapeutic interventions, education and counseling to veterans, couples and family
  • Conduct comprehensive Social Work assessments
  • Develop and conduct groups at the clinic
  • Function as an effective member of an interprofessional team
  • Liaise and consult with relevant community agencies and service providers
  • Participate in academic activities including: teaching and supervision of students, Social Work meetings, Social Work consultation groups and maintain all requirements for registration with OCSWSSW.
  • Maintain work load measurement and data collection (e.g. CROMIS) as required
  • Provide education with various stakeholders i.e. VAC District offices
  • Design individualized treatment plans based on assessed needs in conjunction with the interprofessional team
  • Maintain contact with the referring VAC area counsellors, RCMP, and DND in the development of the treatment plans and referrals
  • Write comprehensive discharge reports with follow up recommendations
  • Utilize tele mental health and other distance technologies in the provision of services in outlying communities
  • Build effective collaborative working relationships with stakeholders
  • Work with the Canadian network of OSI clinics, and follow the leadership of the National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries
  • Participate in program evaluation and research, as approved by management
  • Participate in Program and discipline specific committees and task groups as approved by management
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Ant Racism, Harassment, and Discrimination Free Workplace Policy.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Worker s
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Social Worker providing services in Mental Health
  • Training in evidence-based therapies for PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders and knowledge of substance misuse required (PE, CPT, EMDR, CBT, BA, MBSR)
  • Knowledge of mental health best practices, community services, and crisis response
  • Experience working in an interprofessional service delivery model is mandatory
  • Experience with assessment of police, veterans and/or Canadian forces members with operational stress injuries including anxiety, mood, and substance use is an asset
  • Experience working with families and couples is an asset
  • Training in EFT is an asset
  • Experience in group work is required
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of military/police services personnel who are experiencing service related mental health problems
  • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations
  • Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement, Best Practices and Team Work
  • Effective mentoring and clinical supervision skills to support both the academic role and the clinical practice of other team members
  • Experience providing clinical services via telemedicine or other clinical platforms
  • Bilingual (French/English) is mandatory. English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading, and writing. French level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension and expression.

Salary Range: $43.37 to  $56.22 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.