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Social Worker - MSW Trauma & Neurosurgery Ambulatory Clinics

Competition #:841418

Job Title:Social Worker - MSW Trauma & Neurosurgery Ambulatory Clinics

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Part-Time Temporary

Positions Available:1

Posted Date:12/06/19

Closing date:26/06/19

Salary Range:$39.69 - $47.39 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:12 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.60

Social Workers in health care provide in-depth bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnostic, treatment and evaluation services for individual, family group and couples. Counseling, discharge planning, resource referral, consultation and collaboration, teaching, research and patient/family education. 

The Social Worker in the Trauma & Neurosurgery Ambulatory Clinics is responsible for the psychosocial assessment and treatment of patients in the Head Injury Clinic, Trauma Clinic and consultation with Neurosurgery and Neurovascular Clinics as well as occasional coverage in the Trauma/Neurosurgery inpatient unit.


  • Works effectively as a member of an inter-professional team, collaborating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care
  • Actively contributes to the academic mandate of the organization as an educator, researcher, resource or support for staff, students and members of the academic and professional community
  • Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and their families
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development in order to continue to provide optimal patient care
  • Is committed to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in the organization
  • Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the social determinants of health and knowledge of how to access and link patients to appropriate community resources and services such as: OW, ODSP, Trillium, Community Housing, LHIN etc.
  • Provides coverage on the inpatient unit and intensive care unit
  • Is available for consultation in neurosurgery/neurovascular/spine clinics, head injury and trauma clinics


  • Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) or equivalent
  • Eligible to engage in student education with academic partners
  • Must be currently registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) for practice in all applicable clinical areas
  • Current CPR certification
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to patient care
  • Experience working with disadvantaged populations
  • Experience providing anti oppressive, accessible care for patients and families
  • Experience providing crisis support patient
  • Experience with group facilitation, specifically with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)mindfulness and MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy)
  • Experience in neurosurgery and trauma-informed care preferred

Must be willing to work evenings and/or weekends as directed by the Program.