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Job Title:
MSW, TFT

Posted Date:
11/29/2019
Closing Date:
12/5/2019
Functional Discipline:
MENTAL HEALTH

Job Description
VACANCY DETAILS

VACANCY NUMBER: 0000017769JF

JOB TITLE: MSW, TFT
STATUS: TEMPORARY FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT: MENTAL HEALTH - PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES
LOCATION: ST CATHARINES SITE
HOURS OF WORK: 75 HOURS PER PAY PERIOD

POSTING DATE: 29 November 2019
CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2019

UNION: ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES UNION
WAGE RANGE: $38.63 to $49.23

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
This unique position brings exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with a high level of autonomy and skill. In collaboration with the emergency mental health team, the Social Worker is responsible for the assessment and care coordination of persons experiencing a mental health crisis. The MSW role will capitalize on strong working relationships with the emergency department, inpatient units and community partners to ensure seamless transition through services for optimal care planning. Equally strong, collaborative relationships are required with off-site partners and social work colleagues.
The MSW provides assessment, treatment and evaluation of individual, interpersonal and societal problems through the use of social knowledge and skills, interventions and strategies with the goal of assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to achieve optimum psychosocial and social functioning. Social Work services will be provided in a collaborative and inter-professional clinical team environment that reflects recovery/client centred care principles and values.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) required.
o Current registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and thorough knowledge of Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice documents.
o Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificate.
o Current Safe Management Group (SMG) or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training.
o Knowledge of social work values and ethics, theory and established practices of clinical social work and competency in clinical practice including assessments, treatment and crisis intervention.
o Proven ability to utilize social work best practices and research evidence in meeting the needs of individuals with mental health issues.
o Integrates reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem solving.
o Knowledge of the major classifications of mental illnesses and the main classifications of psychotropic medications, including their general use, expected response and common side effects.
o Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
o Understanding of the social determinants of health and the social consequences and risk factors associated with serious mental illnesses (e.g. homelessness, suicide, stigma, addiction, involvement with the criminal justice system).
o Knowledge of and an ability to apply principles of recovery/client-centred care in all aspects of the social work role. o Knowledge of family systems, family dynamics and demonstrated skill in working with families.
o Knowledge of community systems and resources for the purpose of networking between the facility/program and other services.
o Understanding of diversity as it affects different populations and service delivery, including but not limited to gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, First Nations, spirituality and race.
o Excellent inter-personal, organization and communication skills (written and verbal).
o Ability to diffuse conflict and foster collaborative working relationships.
o Able to work both independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary team. o Willingness and ability to continue to improve professional competence and knowledge.
o Applies Niagara Health values and professional practice standards to patient/client care and service.
o Working knowledge of computers.
o Consistent and regular attendance required.

Recruitment Specialist: Jen Freeman; (Please apply through eRecruit; Inquiries only: jennifer.freeman@niagarahealth.on.ca)

Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.