The Forensic Psychiatry Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services’ professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. As part of the forensic system, this must also be accomplished within the parameters defined by the Ontario Review Board within each patient’s Disposition order. The Forensic Psychiatry Program is also highly invested in both education and research and has various connections with the University of Western Ontario.An opportunity exists within the Forensic Team for a Social Worker (BSW/MSW) to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation within a psychosocial rehabilitation model to individuals with serious mental illness using the principals of client-centered care within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach.Essential Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service WorkersAt least 2 years of mental health experienceValid Ontario Drivers LicenseKnowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSADemonstrated experience and competence in delivering the full range of clinical social work services with an outcome-oriented approachDemonstrated skills in psychosocial assessment and treatment with the ability to identify client needs, problem solve through professional assessment and skillfully implement social work interventions in collaboration with the patient, family and teamKnowledge of psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, psychotropic medications and symptom managementStrong discharge planning skillsComprehensive knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resourcesProven crisis intervention skillsHighly developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to function effectively within a multidisciplinary teamExcellent organizational and communication skillsPreferred Proficiency in French would be an assetMasters Degree in Social WorkExperience with forensic mental health clientsTeaching and ResearchSt. Joseph’s Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph’s you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical dutiesImmunization Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testingPosting date: July 13, 2021Submission deadline: July 19, 2021Christine Davison, Human Resources Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.Only those under consideration will be contacted.