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Job Description

Social Worker, Memory Concussion Clinic - Toronto, Ontario


Site: TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL                                                             
Department:  KREMBIL NEUROSCIENCE CENTRE, Memory Concussion Clinic
Reports to: MANAGER
Scale/Grade: D008
Hours:  30 hours per week    
Status: TEMPORARY  PART-TIME   1 year contract


In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the SOCIAL WORKER include: assessing patients for the purpose of evaluating the need for service, the nature of the problem, and formulating recommendations or treatment plans; implementing an intervention plan with patients, family members, significant others, and the multi-disciplinary team for the purpose of facilitating changes in behavior, attitudes, feelings and/or the environment; facilitating family/team meetings; reassessing and modifying the intervention plan as required; liaising with appropriate community agencies; completing applications for Alternate Level of Care (ALC) facilities, establishing contact with members of the interprofessional team and community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relating to patients' psycho-social functioning and health care in the past, present and future; rendering services for the immediate benefit of the Hospital and the community; providing clinical teaching to Social Work Students, Medical Students, Professional Colleagues at University Health Network, Faculties of Social Work and in the community; participating in relevant research activities, projects, etc.; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation / maintenance of the Social Work professional group; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required. The Social Worker has knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act and be familiar with Advance Care Planning.


  • Completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) or equivalent required
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
  • Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
  • Two (2-3) years experience working with an interprofessional team in a health care setting preferred
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course and previous experience related to memory concussion preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Research experience /education an asset
  • Student education/supervision an asset
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation, program's and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
  • Computer literacy preferred
  • Knowledge of a second language an asset

RE-POSTED DATE:    June 5, 2019          CLOSING DATE:  until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

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