The Social Worker will support the mission, vision and values of the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres (CKCHC). The Social Worker will work as part of the clinical team, operating within the social work scope of practice. The Social Worker role entails the assessment, treatment and evaluation of individual, interpersonal and societal problems through the use of social work knowledge, skills, interventions and strategies to assist individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations to achieve optimum psychosocial and social functioning.
- Provides direct client care including assessments, counseling, information, referral and follow-up
- Maximizes the functioning and independence of clients by providing psychological counseling services and support to individuals, families with children, youth and groups
- Participate in Walpole Island case conferences
- Provide support to the Suicide Prevention Program on Walpole Island
- Compiles information on community resources and facilitates access to them by liaising with community partners
- Ensure appropriate treatment is delivered by maintaining proper client records and assessment notes
- Develops individual treatment plans through consultation with clients, family members and other service providers
- Acts as a client advocate on individual and systematic issues
- Contributes to building professional and positive working relationships internally and externally
- Collaborate with CKCHC staff and other community agencies to identify, recommend and/or develop resources and materials, and participate in delivery of programs and services
- Supervise graduate students in field placement practicum or internships, as requested
- Assists in the achievement of program operational objectives by contributing to strategic planning and review; assisting with the identification and resolution of issues; attending meetings and communicating interdisciplinary clinical concerns; identifying and implementing system improvements
- Respect the cultural diversity of the client, community and CKCHC
- Demonstrate a commitment to a safe environment for staff, clients and families by working in compliance with the CKCHC related policies, health and safety regulations and completing mandated training and educational sessions as required.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Minimum 3-5 years recent experience with preference to those who have worked in a community health setting
- Demonstrated effectiveness to lead groups and program development, implementation and evaluation
- Thorough knowledge of an proficiency in current assessment and short term psychosocial counseling techniques
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective counseling and health teaching to a diverse population
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an inter-professional team environment is required
- Proficiency in the use of computers and EMR programs is required
- Ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset, as is native ancestry due to the population serviced
- Clean driver’s abstract and a current and valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License with reliable transportation to support travel throughout Chatham-Kent.
Education and certificate requirements
- Master’s Degree in Social Work and membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Completion of a Police Clearance prior to commencing employment.