Social Worker – Mental Health Day Hospital Program (Stepping Stones)

  • Company:
    Mackenzie Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

There’s never been a better time to join Mackenzie Health! As we prepare to open our state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have an opportunity available for a Social Worker who share our commitment to quality, patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.The Social Worker in the Mental Health Day Hospital Program will practice within the interprofessional team model to provide services to clients who are 18 years and older experiencing mental illness. They will be responsible for leading therapeutic groups that are content focused within the Day Hospital program as well as providing clinical assessments, counseling and psychosocial support to patients on an individual basis.Contribute to safe, quality care byDevelop and provide therapeutic groups to enhance coping skills and improve functioning.Provide 1:1 psychosocial assessment, consultation, treatment and discharge planningCoordinate discharge planning through the use of tools and other available resourcesAssist the interdisciplinary team to establish priorities on individual patient’s needs, making adjustment as necessaryDevelop and maintain communication resource linkages and networksEngages in reflective practice and seeks assistance and accepts guidance to support continued competence.What must you have?Master’s degree in social work from an accredited UniversityMember of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service WorkersMinimum of 3 years working in an acute mental health environmentWhat else do you bring?Well-developed psychosocial assessment skillsDemonstrated knowledge of the application of social work values and ethics, theory and established practices of clinical social work in the Outpatient Mental Health settingKnowledge and ability to practice CBT and DBT, MI, and solution focused modalitiesDemonstrated knowledge of the classification of psychiatric illnesses, and competency in the treatment of anxiety and affective disorders, OCD, Personality Disorders, and depressionWorking knowledge of available community resourcesDemonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to work independently and participate as a member of the interprofessional teamEffective prioritization and organization skillsDemonstrated conflict resolution skillsAdvanced interpersonal skillsExcellent decision making, problem recognition and problem-solving skillsDemonstrated commitment to continuing professional developmentComputer literacy in word processing and database managementA strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice and excellence in evidence-based, patient centered care.Understanding of consent and capacity legislation.Proven ability to work in a computerized healthcare environmentProven attendance record.Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others and demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environmentPreferably, your profile also includes:Previous Social Work position in a hospital environmentMinimum of three (3) years current related clinical experience*You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health