Social Worker, MSW

South Riverdale Community Health Centre - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service Centre that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of East Toronto.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary agency, the Social Worker – MSW has responsibility to provide counselling, case management, facilitate community work and group work, and participate on community development initiatives.


Conduct client intake, including an initial assessment, responding to crisis situations and referring clients to resources
Perform clinical assessment of clients – individuals, couples and families
Develop client focused service plans, including goals, tasks required to achieve goals, clearly outlining client responsibilities, and others within their circle of care, in a defined timeframe
Provide counselling services in areas including, but not limited to grief, suicide prevention, health related matters, couples relations, depression, anxiety, and gender-based, age specific, race or immigration related abuse. Will also provide counselling support during crisis intervention and settlement support as needed
Build client capacity in essential life skills including, but not limited to conflict resolution, communication skills and assertiveness training
Advocate for client rights and benefits – as individuals, groups or communities.
Review intervention plans to ensure progress towards established goals
Terminate service when goals are achieved
Arrange case conferences as appropriate

Case Work

Ensure proper client registration
Perform functional assessments of clients
Identify and assess client needs
Plan appropriate interventions
Liaise with other relevant community and government agencies to provide appropriate services to clients
Build client capacity to problem solving, find and access appropriate services in their community
Advocate for individual and collective client rights and needs as appropriate
Monitor client progress towards established goals
Review intervention strategies to ensure progress towards goals
Terminate service when goals achieved

Group Work, Health promotion and Education

Identify client needs that are best addressed through group-based interventions
Support post-partum group
Collaborate with one’s colleagues and partners to plan and facilitate group sessions and required supports for specified groups
Evaluate effectiveness of group sessions/group process towards achieving established goals
Plan and deliver specific group sessions as requested by other community agencies, or SRCHC staff

Administration and Organizational Functions

Maintain up-to-date client files as specified in the organisation’s policy
Participate as a team member in all team functions – meetings, inter-team meetings, general staff meetings, team and program planning, team building activities and case conferences as appropriate
Ensure timely completion of all administrative tasks required of staff – including, but not limited to monthly expenditures, encounter forms
Develop and maintain professional competence
Perform other related duties as assigned

Community Work

Network with other professional/agencies in the community to exchange information and ideas about community need
Identify the needs of the community
Prioritize the needs of the community
Develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet clients’ needs
Participate in community development project/committees in community/community events
Increase community awareness of SRCHC services by informing individual/agencies of centre services or client needs
Organize community events

Master’s in Social Work from a recognized university or a Master’s degree in a related field as well as
3-5 years’ experience in a community-based human service organization
Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current assessment and psychosocial counselling techniques for individuals, families and groups
Strong knowledge of immigration and settlement challenges, viewed as determinants of health
Excellent knowledge of mental health – including perinatal care and refugee
Experience working with post-partum an asset
Ability to deal effectively with crises
Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Fluency in a language relevant to the South Riverdale community is a benefit, in addition to English
Police clearance documentation will be required for employment

The deadline for applicants is November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Please mail in or drop off your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee

Social Worker MSW

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East

Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

Or by email to:

Please enter “Social Worker MSW” in the subject line of your email.

No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.

This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.

SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.