Position: Social Worker (CBT & DBT)
Status: Permanent Full Time(2.0 FTE)
Sector: Community – Family Health Team
LHIN: Central West Local Health Integration Network (CW LHIN)
Region: Peel Region
Anticipated Start Date: January 7, 2019
Queen Square Family Health Team (QSFHT) provides interdisciplinary primary care and we offer a wide range of services and programs. Our vision is to provide evidence-based, timely, integrated, interdisciplinary care that is of the highest quality.
Recognizing that mental illness and distress can lead to poorer health, shorter life expectancy, and poorer health-related quality of life, Queen Square FHT offers mental health/ Social Work services to support patients who have mild to moderate mental illness. To bridge the gap in the availability of psychotherapy services in the community, Queen Square FHT is in the process of developing a Mental Health Integrated Care program that serves patients who have moderate to severe mental illness/ personality disorders utilizing the therapeutic approaches of CBT/ DBT.
The program is envisioned to be a novel model of primary mental healthcare, person-centered evidence based, interdisciplinary and is integrated in the community through collaborative partnerships with community service providers.
QSFHT is currently seeking a registered social worker to work within the existing mental health team and the newly funded Mental Health Integrated Care Program. The purpose of these positions is to offer psychotherapy for patients who have moderate to severe mental illness/ personality disorders and work with the community partners to provide integrated care that supports the rehabilitation of the patient and their reintegration in the community. You will support individuals with a range of complex problems for which CBT/ DBT are demonstrated to be clinically effective. Clients will be referred by their primary health care providers or community partners.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working within his/her full scope of practice, the Registered Social Worker will:
Queen Square Family Health Team offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits (not for maternity leave coverage). We also offer an attractive and rewarding work environment.
Queen Square Family Health Team is an equal opportunity employer. We are situated in a multi-cultural neighborhood and are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce who will work together to create & sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.
Queen Square Family Health Team welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
In Accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Queen Square Family Health Team* will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.*
Contact Information: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed cover letter and resume in one document.
Please include the following reference in the subject line: SW-112018
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note any telephone/ email inquiries related to this role won’t be accepted.