POSITION:Part Time Social Worker
HOURS OF WORK:7.5 Hour ShiftsMonday – Friday, Days
At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. The Children’s Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience; family-centered care philosophy, and engaged staff. If you are a Social Worker, we would like you to become a part of our team.
Reporting to the Program Director, Children’s and Childbirth, you will work primarily in our inpatient interdisciplinary services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Provide individual/family assessment, treatment recommendations, referral to community agencies and discharge planning for patients and families in response to the unique and complex needs of this population; • Work effectively with members of the multidisciplinary team in establishing and monitoring processes, improving continuity of care for patients, and enhancing collaborative relationships with other care providers;• Provide clinical intervention to Inpatient Pediatrics, as well as support to diabetic, cystic fibrosis and oncology patients/ families. • Provide brief clinical interventions as well as crisis intervention as required, and facilitate referral to appropriate community agencies;• Participate in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required;• Engages in professional development and continuing education;• Assist with program development and evaluation as required; • Participates in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment.
• Master of Social Work Degree with registration in good standing with OCSWSSW;• Relevant clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of children and families, to support the family-centered care philosophy;• Demonstrated knowledge of best practice guidelines pertaining to the assessment and treatment of psychosocial and mental health challenges facing this population;• Demonstrated advanced skill in mental health assessment and treatment interventions;• Demonstrated advanced skill in crisis management and containment; • Proven ability to work effectively with other health care providers and community services (ie Family and Children Services regarding apprehension: interpreter services.);• Proven ability to establish and maintain linkages with relevant community agencies (ie: CF Canada and Diabetes Canada);• Excellent organizational, prioritization and problem-solving abilities;• Proven to have strong interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills; positive attitude; • Good attendance record.