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Social Worker 2 (New Acute Care Unit)

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Social Worker 2 (New Acute Care Unit)

Job Number: 815703

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Dec 6, 2017



Social Worker 2

General Psychiatry and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Acute Care Program


The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a full-time Social Worker to work on a new General Psychiatry and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (GPU2-PICU) scheduled to open in March 2018. This is an exciting and unique professional opportunity! You will help contribute to development of new programming and clinical processes as well as help to shape the team values and charter.

The model of care on the new unit will emphasize treatment of concurrent disorders and patient engagement in therapeutic programming and you will have opportunities for capacity building and skill development. 


Position Description:

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 for the team 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. These positions are currently located at 250 College Street.



The successful candidate must have a Master of Social Work and be a certified member, in good standing, with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, along with a minimum of one year of experience working in a mental health setting. 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.


Please note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.


Salary range: $33.74- $45.46


                                                              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.


As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.



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