Social Worker MSW

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

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Job Number: 79942
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, Juravinski Cancer Centre
Organization: Community & Pop Health Services
Status: Regular Part-time
Hours per week: 15
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 37.1031 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 49.8401
Post Date: Jan 16, 2020, 5:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jan 23, 2020, 4:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Community and Population Health Services portfolio supports the advancement of integrated health and social services in hospital and into the community. The Program is responsible for the development and advancement of innovative partnerships with peer, community, academic partners and provides expert leadership in the area of pre- and post-acute care transitions.
The Community and Population Health Services portfolio is accountable for HHS' Population Health, Bundled Care and Alternate Level of Care strategies. The portfolio provides system-wide support through the Site Administrative Managers, Transitional Care & Discharge Specialists, ALC Navigators, Centralized Care and Transition Team, Hospital to Home, Hamilton and Niagara North West Sub-Region Health Links, Integrated Comprehensive Care Program, and In-patient Medical Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Teams. The McMaster Family Health Team (McMaster Family Practice, Stonechurch Family Health Centre and Canadian Blood Services) and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) are aligned to the portfolio.

Position Summary

The Social Worker functions as a valuable member of the interdisciplinary team and provides care to frail, complex senior patients at the Hamilton General Hospital and Juravinski Hospital. The role has a dual focus: to prevent avoidable admissions by liaising with community supports; and to provide early assessment and intervention associated with best practice for geriatric patients. The SW assesses, plans, monitors and evaluates client goal achievement. In particular, the SW practices by combining education and related clinical experience to offer patients and their caregivers support, assessment and resource support for successful discharge with an emphasis on addressing social justice and self-determination by enhancing linkages with hospital and community services and acts as an advocate for the frail seniors they serve and where appropriate, in partnership with community resources. In addition, the Social worker will actively participate in professional practice and program committees & initiatives that support patient care, and clinical practice.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays. Extended Hours.


1. Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work
2. Current Certificate of Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
3. Demonstrated expertise in complex geriatric assessment, and developing individualized coordinated care plans for
seniors living with multiple chronic diseases, frailty, and cognitive impairment.
4. Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience in working with older adults in an in-patient or community setting, including experience with discharge planning.
5. Expert knowledge of legislation that impacts on seniors, including the Substitute Decision Makers Act and issues related
to capacity and decision-making..
6. Expert knowledge of community-based resources for seniors and people with multiple medical issues.
7.Ability to creatively problem solve and facilitate change.
8. Understanding of the social determinants of health, and the social consequences and risk factors associated with aging.
9. Demonstrated strength in case management, consultation, and teamwork.
10. Demonstrated proficiency in report writing relating to assessment, and consultation.
11. Excellent written and verbal communication alongside strong interpersonal skills
12. Understanding of diversity as it affects different populations and service delivery
13. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and flexibility
14. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning

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