Job Posting #21728

Social Worker Assertive Community Treatment Team


Closing Date:Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
  
Department:Public Health and Emerg Servs
Location:Public Health Welland
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1757
Salary:$35.32 - $44.15 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

Summary


Provide individual, couple, family and group counseling services for persons with severe and persistent mental health concerns or their significant others. 

Provide liaison, case management and case consultation services.

Provide social work intervention, consultation and act as a professional resource to a diverse, interdisciplinary team. 

To provide consultation and act as an external resource to other mental health and community service providers.



Education

  • Masters degree in social work required
  • Must be registered as a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) at the time of application

Knowledge

  • Minimum of 3 years clinical social work in mental health experience required
  • Clinical experience in family therapy and/or trauma counselling preferred

Skills

  • Skills in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, trauma therapy, addictions, diversity issues, and other co-occurring disorders
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and knowledge of local resources
  • Computer skills an asset
  • Working knowledge of mental health diagnosis
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation required
  • Access to vehicle and able to travel around Niagara Region in a timely manner

Other Conditions

Please note that the hours for this position are:8:30-4:30 M-SU, 11-7 M-THAlso subjects to weekends and shift rotation

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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