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Social Worker 2

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 11, 2022.


Social Worker 2
Crisis and Critical Care Unit 4
Acute Care Program

Position Description
The Acute Care Program is currently recruiting a full-time, temporary (8 months) Social Worker 2 for a 24 bed in the Crisis and Critical Care Unit 4 (formerly GPUB), that opened in March 2018. Reporting to the Manager, the successful candidate will be a social worker with sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, and substance use concerns. Identifying and addressing psychosocial issues in both individual and group sessions is required. The social worker will function as part of an interprofessional team, and will act as a resource person and deliver relevant social work services to clients, their families and others. You will participate in the assessment and treatment process, and will engage clients in a discharge planning process through individual, group and team sessions. As part of the treatment and discharge process, you will provide psycho-education and supportive counselling to patients and their families. Contributing to the group program on the inpatient units will also be required. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and education activities of the service. Candidates must be capable of providing supervision of 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. You will support and contribute to a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is currently located at 1051 Queen Street West.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s of Social Work degree combined with a preferred 3 years of post-graduate work experience and be registered and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Experience on an inpatient unit is an asset. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in acute care of clients with a range of psychiatric diagnosis, sound knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses, crisis intervention theory and techniques, experience in providing instrumental assistance to clients, and experience in facilitating psycho-educational/supportive counselling and groups. The model of care on the new unit will emphasize treatment of concurrent disorders and you will have opportunities for capacity building and skill development. Successful completion of PMAB training is an asset. Experience working with clients, staff and organizations of diverse ethnoracial backgrounds is required. You will also possess excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic, interprofessional environment. Bilingualism (English/French) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

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 months) 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.