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Posting # 45363 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Social Worker (BSW) - London ACT 1 - 1 position
London ACT 1
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Full Time

LOCATION: 1553 Dundas Street E (Unit F) London

Using the principles of client-centred care in a continuous care approach within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach the successful candidate will provide comprehensive community support/rehabilitation/treatment to individuals with serious mental illness.



Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Minimum 2 years of mental health experience
  • In-depth knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, PHIPA and other relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge of and experience delivering a full range of high quality social work services to the seriously mentally ill and their families
  • Working Knowledge of Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the ACT Model
  • Demonstrated strength in written/verbal communication and case management
  • Demonstrated skills in psychosocial assessment and treatment with the ability to identify client needs, problem solve through professional assessment and skillfully implement social work interventions in collaboration with the patient, family and team
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, psychotropic medications and symptom management
  • Strong discharge planning skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resources
  • Strong crisis intervention, advocacy, conflict management and facilitation skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to function effectively independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to accept and positively influence change in the work environment
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication
  • Demonstrated skills in providing education to patients, families and the health care team
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice, ability to measure and evaluate practice change outcomes
  • Supports research and innovation in practice, previous experience in research an asset
  • Travel within the catchment area is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset.
  • Experience working with clients with addictions
  • Knowledge of London social and health services network
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Crisis intervention skills
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: June 07, 2021
Submission deadline: June 13, 2021

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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