Jun 13, 2024
CARING FOR THE BODY, MIND & SPIRIT SINCE 1869

Posting # 53347 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]

Social Worker (BSW), Rehabilitation Allied Health - 1 position
Rehabilitation Allied Health
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Regular Part Time


A challenging and exciting opportunity exists to work in a collaborative interprofessional environment delivering services to rehabilitation patients in a specialized rehabilitation setting. This is an ideal opportunity for a Social Worker that wants to be part of a team of rehabilitation practitioners who are considered leaders in the delivery of rehabilitative care and to actively participate in improving the outcomes of the patients we serve and to the health care system as a whole.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker will be required to provide assessment, recommendations, consultation, counseling, discharge planning and educational services. The current assignment is within the Acquired Brain Injury Outpatient program and the successful applicant will provide both direct and group social work therapy to patients 16 years and over. Travel within the catchment area may be required.
It is understood that current scheduling arrangements are subject to change as determined by the Employer.



Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of social work experience
  • Valid registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, PHIPA and other relevant legislation
  • Clinical experience in rehabilitation principles and practices related to neurological trauma
  • Strong collaborative, communication, interpersonal, counseling and problem solving skills
  • Experience with family counseling
  • Demonstrated ability to assess psychological needs of patients
  • Demonstrated expertise in treatment planning
  • Demonstrated strength in written/verbal communication
  • Ability to execute early problem and needs identification through professional assessments and skillful implementation of all planned social work interventions in cooperation with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated skills in providing education to patients, families, the health care team and the community
  • Knowledge of community health service resources, knowledge of WSIB and motor vehicle insurance and related issues
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a wide range of health care professionals, with case managers, insurance companies and attorneys
  • Highly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to function effectively independently and within a team
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication
  • Strong discharge planning skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • In-depth knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective and best practice treatment modalities (i.e. CBT and DBT)
  • Demonstrated competency with group facilitation
  • Strong crisis intervention, advocacy, conflict management and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Minimum five years of clinical experience
  • Previous experience in research 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 (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: June 11, 2024
Submission deadline: June 17, 2024

Michelle Robertson, Human Resources

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