Social Worker - Thamesview FHT (Chatham)

Social Worker Full Time – Permanent, External Posting

Position Overview The Social Worker (SW) will play an integral role in the care of the patients of the Thamesview Family Health Team. The Social Worker will assist the FHT in achieving its vision and mission. The role of the Social Worker in the Thamesview Family Health Team requires a thorough knowledge of mental health issues in a primary care context and the ability to function effectively in a team environment with physicians, other interdisciplinary health professionals and administrative staff. The role also requires thorough knowledge and understanding of community services and a high level of interpersonal skills to deal with patients and their families in a holistic, compassionate fashion. Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Graduate degree in 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 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 or family counseling and the ability to apply same. Expertise in brief treatment approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy an asset.
  • Knowledge of patient-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 related services.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Ability to anticipate crises and apply crisis theory during crisis situations as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation, health promotion and community development.
  • Proven flexibility and ability to adapt positively to change.
  • Computer skills.
Please email your resume and cover letter by May 1, 2015 noting the position title in the subject line, to Denise Waddick, Executive Director, Thamesview Family Health Team, at We thank you for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.