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Social Worker – Dufferin Area FHT (Bolton)

SOCIAL WORKER

Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy.

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity at our new Bolton office for a full-time Social Worker (37.5 hours per week) to join a compassionate, dynamic team dedicated to engaging and collaborating with patients facing stressful situations or difficult challenges for improved health and well being.  Come join our team – as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!

Are you…

  • Enthusiastic about supporting, advocating, and collaborating with and for individuals struggling with complex needs, including disability, poverty, illness, trauma or mental health concerns?
  • Energetic, persistent, and respectful with demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with others?
  • Flexible, dedicated, and committed to working in a multi-disciplinary environment?
  • Knowledgeable of, and able to be a resource for others, navigating the application process for ODSP, Ontario Works, CPP, etc.?
  • Skillful in conducting risk assessments and co-develop safety plans?
  • Able to demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, whether related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity?

We are looking for someone with …

  • A Masters Degree in Social Work, complemented by at least three years experience in providing case management, advocacy or counselling services. An applicant with a Bachelor of Social Work, complemented by at least five years clinical experience, may also be considered.
  • Membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Demonstrated case management experience in supporting individuals with financial, mental health, substance abuse, disability, or age related concerns.
  • Effective skills in workshop and group facilitation.
  • A strong, collaborative and initiative-taking work ethic.
  • Current up-to-date knowledge of supports and services in the Dufferin-Caledon area.
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your resume to Angie Cutt at a.cutt@dafht.ca by January 31st, 2019.