Career Opportunities

Ref #:883352

Specific Department and Program:Social Work and Patient Flow

Location:All Locations

Number of positions required:2

Posted Date:Nov 18, 2021


Posting #: 2021-883352

Non Union

Position: Social Worker (x2)

Department: Social Work and Patient Flow

Status: Casual

Hours: Monday to Sunday, days & evenings ; 8 and 12 hour shifts (hours subject to change based on operational needs of the organization)

Site: Tri-site

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we take healthcare to a new level to meet the urgent needs of our community's growing and aging population. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

This is what you'll be doing:

As part of a interdisciplinary team, your primary focus is to support patients and their families as needed. You will act as a resource to the interdisciplinary team through consultation and education as needed.  You will provide information and facilitate connections to community resources based on the individual needs of the patient.

As a casual support, you will be proving coverage across acute and post-acute areas within the organization, such as Mental Health, Complex Transitional Care and out-patient settings. 

  • Conduct comprehensive social work and psychosocial assessments, using a variety of modalities and in accordance with professional standards, clinical policies and practices.
  • Alone or in collaboration with other team members, provide selected therapeutic interventions to patients and families, supportive counseling and education, group interventions, case management, resource co-ordination, community outreach and advocacy.
  • In collaboration with professional colleagues on the unit, promote high standards of ethical clinical care.
  • Participate in team conferences, educational/interdisciplinary rounds, and educational rounds.
  • Intervene to alleviate high risk or vulnerable situations (elder abuse/neglect, homelessness, Substance abuse, isolated mental health patients, etc.)
  • Engage patient (and family) in problem-solving; enable goal-setting; assist with adjustment related to health issues (engaging, palliation, new diagnosis, etc.)
  • Formulate a plan of action to accomplish identified goals
  • Provide resource counselling though education and information as needed
  • Resolve complex issues with patient/family/SDM/POA through use of conflict resolution meetings, providing mediation and advocacy with both internal and external partners
  • Facilitate process for determination of Capacity for finances (under HCCA and MHA legislation)
  • Attendance at daily rounds to collaborate regarding patient care, information sharing, decision making and enabling patient flow
  • Collaboration and information sharing with community partners within the “circle of care” this includes, but is not limited to community resources such as SDL, retirement homes, respite and convalescent care facilities, Long Term Care homes, Hospice, Public Guardian and Trustee, Adult Day Programs, Children’s Aid Society, etc. 
  • Provide education to the team if indicated around Capacity and Substitute Decision makers, POA, guardianship, Court appointments, SDM rankings, Public Guardian and Trustee involvement) as it pertains under the HCCA,  Mental Health act and or Substitute Decisions Act and ensure capacity of patient is determined prior to seeking Next-of-kin/SDM involvement for decision-making
  • Advocate within both the healthcare setting and the community for the removal of systemic barriers that negatively influence the delivery of health care and the continuity of care of our services to our patients, their families, the organization and our community.
  • Appropriately escalate issues to Social Work and Patient Flow Manager and Director within expected timelines

 This is what you'll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • BSW or MSW required.
  • Current registration and membership in good standing with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a hospital or community health organization.
  • Must have experience with various patient populations.
  • Strong clinical skills - assessment, counseling, and community integration.
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills.
  • CBT and Brief Solution Focused therapy experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with community resources, relevant consent and capacity legislation
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently.
  • Proactive in identifying patient/family needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of the health care team.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain an evidence-based practice approach.

Date Refreshed: November 18, 2021

Note for internals: Initial internal deadline passed. New applicants welcome to apply.

Please apply 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. Please submit your application via our website at 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 Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination and Management Policy.  All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

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.