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Career Opportunities

Ref #:878742

Specific Department and Program:Halton Diabetes Program

Location:All Locations

Number of positions required:1

Posted Date:Jun 22, 2021

REVISED and REPOSTED

Posting #: 2021-878742

Non-Union

Position:              Social Worker

Department:        Halton Diabetes Program

Status:                 Permanent Full-time

Hours:                  Daytime:  8:30-4:30 p.m. or Evenings 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Site:                      All sites (Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown) and Community locations

Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Diabetes Educators, Kinesiologist and Endocrinologists, the Social Worker will provide integrated therapeutic practice associated with the needs of individuals with complex diabetes management. You will provide a variety of clinical modalities in accordance with professional standards, clinical policies and evidence-based practices to provide individual, family and group approaches to support adults and pediatric patients with diabetes

  • Conduct individual, family and group psychosocial assessments and therapeutic interventions associated with barriers to self-management such as fear of hypoglycemia, pediatric transition, and other patient groups
  • Provided referrals to appropriate community and clinical programs e.g. One Link
  • Contribute and shape the interdisciplinary care plan
  • Design, facilitate and evaluate individual and group programming to support the needs of adult and pediatric patients and families
  • Acts a resource to staff and physicians regarding community and financial resources
  • Participate in program planning, evaluation and resource development

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Social Work from a recognized University
  • Registration and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • A strong knowledge base of diabetes or a Certified Diabetes Educator is an asset
  • Experience working with pediatric population
  • 5 years of current counselling/therapy experience in a community chronic disease patient population
  • Proficient in current assessment, psychotherapy and psychosocial counseling modalities including adaptation strategies to the patient’s learning challenges
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work in an collaborative interdisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experienced in the use of computers, various software application including MS Suite and Meditech, electronic charting
  • Expertise and awareness of existing community and financial resources for referral purposes
  • Satisfactory attendance record
  • Able to perform the physical and cognitive demands of the role
  • Proficiency in a second language considered an asset
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license required

Date posted: June 22, 2021

Internal Applications Due By: June 29, 2021

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.ca directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns