Social Worker MSW

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 81506
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-CYMH and Clinics
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 3
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 37.1031 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 49.8401
Post Date: May 1, 2020, 4:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

Unit Summary

McMaster Children's Hospital’s (MCH) Child and Youth Mental Health Program (CYMHP) is one of Canada’s largest pediatric mental health service providers. Mandated to provide care for both local and regional patients, CYMHP offers a wide range of services for children, youth, and families experiencing complex mental health concerns. Our program includes emergency mental health services, a 22-bed inpatient unit, a day treatment program, and outpatient services.

Our program is committed to community partnerships which provide evidence based, integrated, coordinated, leading edge family and patient centered care. Affiliated with McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and the Offord Centre for Child Studies, CYMHP delivers world class care supported by world class scholarship. The strength of the program lies in the dedication of its people who are committed to improving the mental wellness of our communities.
Our teams are innovative, creative, energetic and passionate. Relationships are founded on principles of trust, respect and compassion. Our people are motivated towards excellence and are committed to the patients and families we serve.

As part of the Child and Youth Mental Health Program, the team provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment for children and youth 0 -18 years of age, living in South Central Ontario. Consultation, second opinion, bridging, and treatment services are provided as indicated to those requiring more urgent or specialized service than available from their local provider.

Position Summary

Working within the context of a multidisciplinary team, and utilizing a patient and family-centered approach, the MCH MUMC CYMHP Social Worker conducts mental health assessments and/or provides case management and /or treatment to children, youth and their families, often on an urgent basis to high acuity patients. The Social Worker delivers a range of evidence-based treatment to individuals and families including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT). The Social Worker contributes to new and ongoing research and quality assurance projects, and provides consultation/liaison to other hospital-based teams and community agencies. The Social Worker provides education to the public and other professionals on issues relevant to the field of child and youth mental health.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days, evenings


1. Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work.
2. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
3. Expertise in a range of therapeutic modalities and evidence based assessment and treatment of children, youth and their families including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and emotion-focused family therapy, as demonstrated by a minimum of one year within the last two years of relevant experience in a tertiary, hospital-based mental health setting serving a pediatric mental health population.
4. Expert knowledge of community-based resources in mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice within the region.
5. Demonstrated expertise and strong knowledge base in the occurrence and range of child and youth mental health disorders and difficulties.
6. Demonstrated proficiency in report writing relating to assessment, consultation and treatment services.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
8. Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement