May 22, 2024
CARING FOR THE BODY, MIND & SPIRIT SINCE 1869

Posting # 53185 - [ Non-Union ]

Social Service Worker, Family Medical Centre - 1 position
Family Medical Centre
Family Medical Centre - London, ON
Full Time


St. Joseph's Family Medical Centre continues to expand its role in the treatment of complex medical and chronic disease illness prevention, research and education. Our primary care teams specialize in the treatment of complex and chronic disease conditions with the goal of assisting individuals to reach optimal health and well-being. Our different teams work together to provide patients with comprehensive assessment diagnoses, disease prevention and management strategies and follow up care.

Our team provides care, support and education for individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases, who are dealing with various challenges that make managing their healthcare needs more difficult, such as poverty, language barriers, social isolation, addictions or mental illness.

The Social Service Worker supports patients to optimize their self-care capacity and self-care resources related to housing, food security and assistive devices. The Social Service Worker will assist in navigating the many systems and resources available to the patient. They will work in collaboration with members of the Primary Care Diabetes Support Program and the Family Medicine Team.



Essential Qualifications

  • Social Service Diploma from an accredited Community College
  • Valid registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationship with patients and families
  • Superior interpersonal skills and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to obtain information through strong investigative skills
  • Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team and build collaborative relationships with the team and community resources
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience working in an inter-professional team within a health care setting
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 (primary series, boosters and/or XBB) OR one dose of XBB vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start date.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

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

Posting date: May 15, 2024
Submission deadline: May 21, 2024

Michelle Robertson, Human Resources

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