2310 North Park Dr. # 238
Brampton ON L6X 0Z9
Central Brampton Family Health Team (CBFHT) operates as an inter-professional primary care (IPC) team by improving healthcare capacity through a team-based accessible approach to care. CBFHT’s overall goal is to target population health needs within the community, focusing on mental health, palliative care, senior wellness, diabetes, and other prevention programs.
CBFHT is currently recruiting a part-time permanent Social Worker/Mental Health Counsellor who has a special interest in working with patients and their families requiring palliative support care. The successful candidate will support primary health care functions and define goals and objectives in providing high quality-of-life and continuity-of-care to patients and families, coping with life-threatening illnesses. The Palliative Social Worker reports to the Family Health Teams Executive Director. The candidate will share their expertise and knowledge of mental health services and Palliative care support.
Skills and Responsibilities:
- To visit patients in their homes to help them remain at home for as long as they wish; to assist with the transition between community, hospital, assisted care, and hospice; and to help them to die in the location of their choosing
- To identify appropriate federal and provincial government benefits available to patients and family members, and provide practical assistance to help them access benefits
- To provide system navigation and advocacy to help families benefit optimally from LHIN community care PSW, nursing, and allied professional supports, and to identify local charities, agencies, funeral homes, cemetery, and municipal supports for patients and families
- To provide terminal illness and end-of-life support via legacy work, advance care planning, and individual and family counseling
- To provide bereavement support through the caregiver support group, individual and family counseling, and collaboration with community partners for bereavement services
- To participate in professional community palliative programs with physicians and palliative agencies,
- To participate in CBFHT supportive/palliative program development, evaluation, and reporting, identifying key performance indicators and collecting data for the measurement of those indicators, evaluating results of activity data to identify trends in client needs, compiling relevant statistical reports required for program evaluation or as requested by the Ministry of Health
- Occasional after-hours support as required
- Perform client Psychosocial Assessments, Treatment, Psychoeducation and Evaluation
- Assess, formulate and provide collaborative care plans with clients.
- Experience with managing intake assessments and providing counselling services to meet individual, family and young adult needs to positively impact the health of patients and families.
- Ability to communicate care plans and care coordination with referring physicians and the inter-professional health team.
- Provide short-term treatment, outcome evaluation, and resource referrals where required.
- The ability to provide individual, adult, couples, and family sessions virtually and in person if required
- Responsible for making clinical decisions and exercising judgment to ensure the best care is provided within available resources.
- Preferred experience with, MBCT – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, DBT – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Preferred experience with ERP Therapy – Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy
- Knowledgeable of the community and the resources available, especially in the areas of crisis services, Mental Health, and Long-Term Care;
- To build strong relationships with CBFHT Mental Health Team members.
- Collaborate with other Interdisciplinary Health Professionals, assess, formulate, implement, and discuss appropriate individualized care coordination and care plans based on best practices.
- To provide consults of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other team clinicians within a specified timeframe.
- If required to effectively support patients to manage their clinical plans including healthy choices, healthy lifestyles, appointments, medication as necessary, and self-management of care.
- Participate in team building, program development, and improvement activities.
- Comply with established personnel policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines for operation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Self-directed and highly motivated
- Strong organization and time management skills with demonstrated flexibility
- Ability to be open, non-judgmental and client-centered
- Experience in the use of EMR (Oscar Preferred)
- Proficiency in the use of computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft Word, excel, Outlook and electronic medical records
- Must have access to reliable transportation as travel between sites is required may be required
- Work in compliance with Health Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CBFHT
Education/Specific Job Requirements:
- Master's degree in social work, master's degree in counselling psychology or another related Graduate Degree
- Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and/or registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
- Proof of own professional liability insurance coverage
- Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to be self-driven or work effectively as part of a high-performing team
- Fluent in other languages (s) (particularly in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic, etc.) would be an asset
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Comfortable with helping with requests and referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
- Act as a team player working collaboratively with other FHT staff and community partners
- Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to own reliable vehicle
- Minimum three years experience in a community, Palliative care/and in Primary Health care setting and able to demonstrate effective delivery of quality care virtually and, or in person.
- Experience in assessments and counseling and in creating new program ideas from implementation to monitoring to facilitation and evaluation.
The candidate should be an enthusiastic and motivated professional seeking to contribute to the development, and implementation, of Palliative services as well as participate fully in the delivery of palliative or support care.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 24 per week
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Master's Degree (preferred)
- Work Location: In person
How to Apply
Interested, qualified candidates should send their current resume and cover letter to Elvira Trichilo, Human Resource Manager, email@example.com
We thank all applicants for expressing interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be conducted.
The Central Brampton Family Health Team (CBFHT) supports diversity, equity, and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and disabled persons. CBFHT is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise our Human Resources Manager. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) and Protection of Privacy Act,1987.