Madawaska Valley Family Health Team, Barry’s Bay, Ontario
Job Posting – Social Worker
Full-time 1.0 FTE
We seek to recruit a passionate and collaborative individual for the position of Social Worker in the newly created Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT), located in Barry’s Bay, Ontario.
FHTs are tasked with providing patients with timely access to high-quality, comprehensive team-based primary care in their local community. We are a small, rural Family Health Team (FHT) associated with a group of 6 physicians. We located in an area that has a high burden of chronic disease, low average socio-economic status and is historically under-served for health care services. The Madawaska Valley is known for its beautiful scenery of lakes, rivers and forests characteristic of the Algonquin Park area, ample outdoor recreation opportunities, and a strong sense of community.
The Social Worker will provide comprehensive and coordinated mental health services. This will include therapeutic assessment, formulations and appropriate treatment. The spectrum of care will range from early prevention to offering time limited counseling. Interventions will focus on self-esteem, dysfunctional communication patterns, and maladaptive coping strategies. The Social Worker, will also act as a Health Promoter alongside the inter-professional team. S/he will participate in an ongoing assessment of patient needs and will develop appropriate programming to meet the identified needs. The Social Worker will establish and maintain ongoing liaison with agencies and community resources that are relevant to the health promotion and disease prevention programs and services.
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To be considered, please forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Susan Farrar, MVFHT Executive Director via email at email@example.com on or before January 14, 2019.
The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team is committed to employment equity, diversity and a supportive environment. The MVFHT welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. The MVFHT offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the MVFHT regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.