Social Worker

Competition #: 000488
The Position is: Part-Time
Hours of Work (shifts): M-F (2 days/week)

Description

Our current CAVC is expanding to a 23 bed unit adding to our existing 36 bed unit with an additional 4 beds dedicated to Transitional Home Ventilation (THV) program.  Patients are ventilator dependent requiring total patient care.  Patients are cared for by Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses with the support of the inter-professional team.  In addition, our Enhanced Living Unit (ELU) is a 6 Bed unit geared towards stable ventilated patients who are able to direct their care with Care Assistants are supported by registered staff to provide ADLs and other care needs.  Recreational Therapy Services provide a range of services to both patient populations to enhance the quality of life in a fun and safe environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Baccalaureate degree
  • Membership in Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Must be able to achieve 80% in the Functional Independent Measure (FIM) certification exam within the probationary period and on recertification exams if applying to work on any of the following rehabilitation units:  3EA (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation), 3EB (Amputee Rehabilitation), 3EC (Neurological Rehabilitation), 2EB (TB Rehabilitation) and 2WF (Respiratory Rehabilitation).
  • 1 - 2 years clinical experience
  • Knowledge of and preferred experience with chronic care & rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in the following areas: co-ordinating internal & external resources; community liaison; education; advocacy, training & support to varied professionals
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Demonstrated experience in discharge planning and transitions implementation
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team
  • Can work independently as well as with minimal supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate a customer service philosophy
  • Attendance at safety meetings/training/updates in accordance with the Centre’s standards
  • Availability to work a flexible work schedule (some evenings and weekends may be required)
  • Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
  • An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
  • Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
  • Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:        

  • Provide social work services including assessment, counselling, advocacy & location of community resources and discharge planning for clients and families.
  • Development, planning, implementation and evaluation of social work services as required.
  • Facilitate education and support groups for clients and families.
  • Participate in related in-service education.
  • Assist care coordinator with discharge and transition process.
  • Participate in pre-admission and admission assessments.
  • Participate where required in the revenue generating assessment & treatment services of the Hospital.
  • Participate in clinical evaluation.
  • Complete clinical workload statistics.
  • Pursue continuous professional development.
  • Work closely with team members in handling situations requiring counselling and support around care, treatment, and decision making.

 

At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our values. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.





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