Social Worker - Central Brampton FHT

(.4 FTE) permanent part time The Central Brampton Family Health Team is looking to recruit a dedicated Social Worker to join our multidisciplinary team. The MSW position requires a thorough knowledge of mental health and addiction issues in a primary care setting and the ability to function effectively in a team environment with physicians, other interdisciplinary health professionals and administrative staff.  The role is shared with our current part time MSW and effective collaboration skills will be required. Main Responsibilities:
  • Assess and triage all referrals
  • Identify, analyze and provide appropriate short-term, solution focused treatment and/or referral for patients’ mental health and addictions problems
  • Share results of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other team clinicians within a specified timeframe
  • Support patients to manage their clinical plans including healthy choices, healthy lifestyles, appointments, medication as necessary, and self-management of care
  • Assist patients and providers to navigate the health and community service systems to identify and connect them with appropriate services and supports
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health and addictions programs and services
  • Participate in team building, program development and improvement activities
  • Graduate degree in Masters of Social Work from a recognized university.  Minimum 3 years combined education and experience in the human service field. Experience related to community based mental health and addictions preferred. Membership with corresponding College, as applicable, and proof of professional liability insurance
  • Good understanding of relevant provincial and local legislation and government policies, procedures and practices pertaining to services provided by social workers
  • Knowledge of therapeutic models of individual, group and family counseling and the ability to apply same.  Expertise in brief treatment approaches and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy an asset
  • Knowledge of client-centered philosophy, basic principles and practices of community service delivery and short-term treatment options
  • Knowledge of community resources connected to the provision of mental health and addictions, and related services
  • Experience working with children and youth an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong clinical and effective time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent clinical judgment, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with CDM and Health Prevention Programs
  • Computer literacy including use of EMR applications
Interested, qualified candidates should send their current resume and cover letter to Tracy Redden, Executive Director,, Fax:  905-451-8272

We thank all applicants for expressing interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.