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Posting # 50827 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Social Worker, Adult Ambulatory Care - 1 position
Adult Ambulatory Care
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Temporary Full Time

Temporary assignment with full time hours anticipated to extend until December 13, 2024, subject to the availability of work

Ambulatory Services provides outpatient services to clients requiring tertiary level mental health care. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive support/rehabilitation/treatment to clients with serious and persistent mental illness using the principles of client-centered care and Psychosocial Rehab (PSR) within a recovery oriented philosophy and within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, frequently in conjunction with community partners.

Essential Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Masters of Social Work
  • At least two (2) years related social work experience in the field of mental health
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge of and experience delivering a full range of high quality social work services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and their families
  • 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
  • In-depth knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Demonstrated skills in goal oriented, evidence based practice approaches
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) & Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, PHIPA and other relevant legislation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to mobilize community, health/mental health and social services
  • Highly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to function effectively independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication
  • Ability to accept and positively influence change in the work environment
  • Demonstrated strength in written/verbal communication and case management
  • 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
  • Evidence of professional growth and development
  • Proficient computer skills with a variety of programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 16, 2023
Submission deadline: May 29, 2023

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

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