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Social Worker 2

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 6, 2022.


Social Worker 2
Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service
Child, Youth & Family Services
Child, Youth & Emerging Adult Program

The Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) at CAMH is located in our Intergenerational Wellness Building at the redeveloped Queen Street Site of CAMH. As an integral part of the ambitious growth agenda for CAMH, the Child and Family Services teams serve children, youth and emerging adults who have mental health and/or addiction challenges along with their families and caregivers. These services are closely aligned with our Research Centres including the McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression.

Position Description
CYFS is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (8 month) Social Worker 2 for the Youth Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Service for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are diagnosed with a concurrent disorder. Reporting to the Senior Manager, the successful candidate will perform assessments and provide individual, group, and family treatment. In addition, the candidate will work within an inter-professional team and participate in research, program development and evaluation, internal/external presentations and continuous quality improvement activities. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision to Masters of Social Work students, collaborating with faculties of social work on special projects related to the development of the social work field and contributing to the development of best practices unique to the social work field. Candidates will serve as faculty on courses and workshops held within and outside of CAMH. Ongoing professional development is provided and is an expectation. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory requirements. Ability to work flexible hours is a requirement and some evening hours will be required. This position is located at 80 Workman Way.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s in Social Work from a recognized Social Work program, be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and be eligible for an academic cross appointment. Formal training and demonstrated knowledge in concurrent disorders, harm reduction and evidence based treatment models (motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioural therapy etc) are critical, with three (3) or more years of specialized clinical experience working with complex and challenging youth within this age group and their families is required. Strong skills in group facilitation, individual and family counseling, clinical assessment and treatment are essential. Knowledge of community resources in substance abuse and mental health treatment within the youth sector is needed. The ability to provide culturally competent service to clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds is essential and experience working in a multi-system, inter-professional environment with youth is required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced clinical environment are also essential. Experience in developing and delivering training workshops and contributing to capacity building initiatives are essential. Computer skills, including word processing, electronic communication and workload measures are essential. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

All applicants offered and accepting employment must complete a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of the satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note:    This full-time, temporary (8 month) position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:   $36.04 – $48.57 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.