Social Worker (PT or FT) – Cochrane FHT (Cochrane)

Cochrane Family Health Team

Équipe de Santé Familiale

233 8th Street, Cochrane, Ontario, P0L 1C0
Fax: (705) 272-2676  Phone:(705) 272-4200


Social Worker

Cochrane Family Health Team – Cochrane, ON

Job Summary:

We provide an environment conducive to wellness for patients and staff which promotes mutual respect, excellence in performance and adherence to the highest professional standards.

Position: Part Time or Full Time


  • As a member of the Cochrane Family Health Team, you will use best practices to provide social work assessment and treatment services for children, adults and families in the community medical centre setting.
  • Collaborate with the family physicians and nurse practitioner
  • Work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Provide individual, couple, family and group counselling
  • Effectively triage and manage a social work case load
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of community resources and services and facilitates referrals as appropriate
  • Provide timely written documentation in the electronic health record using professional standards
  • Maintain client, team and organizational confidentiality
  • Utilize appropriate clinical supervision
  • Promote awareness of other services and programs within the Cochrane Family Health Team
  • Maintain monthly and quarterly data collection
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation
  • Participate in staff, team and committee meetings ( Mental Health Team ) or task groups for program planning, development and evaluation
  • Organize and provide mental health educational presentations or workshops to staff and to the patient population
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Participate in self directed professional development by attending professional workshops, conferences, etc
  • Maintain professional standards and registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers ( OCSWSSW )
  • Maintain professional liability insurance


  • Masters of Social Work
  • 3-5 years recent experience in clinical social work in a community setting
  • Advanced Assessment, crisis intervention and counselling skills in mental health, addictions and health psychology
  • Group work experience
  • Some experience in early childhood, adolescent and family counselling would be an asset
  • Knowledge of applicable legislated acts
  • Member of the OCSWSSW
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including some evening hours
  • Ability to use electronic medical record

Please submit cover letter and resume by Sept 30, 2018 to:

Rodney Hoogenhoud

Executive Director for the Cochrane Family Health Team

Only those candidates selected will be contacted for an interview