Posting Number: ROM20-186E
Title: Social Worker II (RFT 1.00 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Job Schedule: Days
Department: Operational Stress Injury Clinic
Union: OPSEU Local 479
Site: Operational Stress Injury Clinic Satellite Office - Kingston
About The Royal
As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centre, 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, and other anxiety disorders; Depression; Chronic Pain, etc.). The services of the OSI Clinic are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse clinicians and social workers. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the social worker delivers mental health treatment services to Veterans and their families.
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 and outreach locations
Function as an effective member of an interdisciplinary 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 interdisciplinary team
Coordinate care among internal and external service providers
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 at Ste. Anne’s hospital in Montreal
Design program evaluation and satisfaction surveys within clinic guidelines
Participate in Program and discipline specific committees and task groups
Participate in the teaching, education and supervision of Social Work students.
Complete and maintain all requirements for registration with OCSWSSW.
Attend Social Work clinical peer consultation groups, and participate in peer consultation processes
Attend Social Work meetings and participate in discipline specific committees
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 Harassment-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 interdisciplinary 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 required
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
Provide services in local and satellite locations. Primary work location may be re-assigned to satellite site
Experience providing clinical services via OTN
Valid drivers license and access to a vehicle
Willingness to work variable hours and evenings
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 oral expression.
If a bilingual candidate is not successful, The Royal will consider candidates with a proficiency level of B+ in French with the agreement to enroll and complete a recognized French Language Training program to attain the required proficiency level of A- in oral expression and comprehension and reading within a thirty (30) months' time period agreed to by all parties. The required proficiency level may vary depending on the minimum requirement of the position. This level can vary between A- to A+.
Salary Range: $39.31 to $50.09 per hour
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.