Social Worker - Rapids FHT (Sarnia)

Social Worker, MSW

Full Time (1 position)

Rapids Family Health Team is seeking an enthusiastic, professional Social Worker, MSW with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to manage the needs of patients.  This is a mobile position; travel will be required between Rapids Family Health Team sites as well as throughout the community based on client/community needs and business requirements. Working in partnership with Rapids Family Health Team professionals to perform intake, patient psychosocial assessments, provide short-term or single session counselling, triage, crisis intervention, education/advocacy, facilitating psycho educational groups and case management.  Performing these roles well will reduce unnecessary office visits and visits to after-care clinics or emergency rooms. Education and Qualifications:
  • Masters of Social Work degree from a recognized University
  • Current membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Healthcare Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act and community mental health resources
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working as a Social Worker, MSW working with patients and families in a health setting providing counselling / psychotherapy
  • Clinical experience working collaboratively with a community-based agency preferable
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary setting will be considered an asset
  • Teaching and experience facilitating treatment groups
  • Intake and triage and case management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with crisis assessment and intervention techniques
  • Efficient computer skills, working knowledge of electronic medical records (Practice Solutions preferred)
Starting hourly rate is $31.18 per hour with benefits and pension effective date of hire.  This is a Union position; compensation is governed as per the current Collective Agreement. Please forward cover letter and resume by August 19, 2016 to: Attention: Tearza Daly, Manager, Human Resources Rapids Family Health Team 1150 Pontiac Drive Sarnia, ON, N7S 3A7 Email: Rapids Family Health Team is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process.  Appropriate accommodations will be made available in all aspects of the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require any accommodations for equal participation in the application, interview or selection processes, kindly contact Human Resources by phone at 519-339-8949 extension 149 or by email at and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your individual accessibility needs.