Worker MSW

Website Hamilton Health Sciences - HHS

 Job Description:

The Inpatient Social Worker will be responsible to provide in-depth psychosocial assessments, to include the identification of child, adolescent and family strengths, and assess dynamics, interactions, attitudes, feelings and cultural issues in relation to the child and adolescent with an eating disorder. The Social Worker may work collaboratively with the team in the initial multidisciplinary assessment to develop and implement a plan of intervention, which incorporates a range of facets including providing education, helping the child and family develop coping strategies and providing comprehensive discharge planning. This will be achieved through a variety of modalities including individual therapy, family therapy, group work, consultation, case management, community outreach and advocacy. The Social Worker will identify and make referrals to appropriate supports and resources as required. The Social Worker delivers care utilizing Family Based Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy frameworks.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience providing individual, family and group therapy to children and teens with eating disorders, within a family context
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and problem-solve effectively
  • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Consent to Treatment Act, and the Child and Family Services Act
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and the ability to teach
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Based Therapy (FBT) and
  • Dialectical Based Therapy, with an eating disorder population
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in an inpatient, outpatient and day treatment pediatric eating disorder setting
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work
  • Minimum of 5 years recent and relevant experience in a pediatric mental health setting with expertise in providing individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and families
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Demonstrated expertise in assessment, psychoeducation, crisis intervention and advocacy skills in working with children, teens and their families experiencing eating disorders

Job Details:

Company: Hamilton Health Sciences – HHS

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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