Job Type






Social Worker I Canada

Eastern Health Canada

Eastern Health Canada Canada Canada

3 months ago

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide Clinical Social Work services to inpatients of acute care (E3A); however, services may be provided within other areas of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. As part of an interdisciplinary team on E3A, the Social Worker will provide psychosocial assessment and therapeutic interventions including individual and family counselling, crisis intervention, discharge planning, support, advocacy, patient and family education and aftercare services, as necessary. The Social Worker will also be expected to provide field instruction for Social Work students.

This position reports to the Program Manager for Mental Health and Addictions and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Social Work for integrity and professional practice issues.

Job Demands

By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited... to):

Occasionally, there is lifting or physical strength required to lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs.

Regularly sits to consult with clients, conduct therapeutic sessions, and to work on the computer.

Occasionally works in awkward or cramped body positions; pushes, pulls, and sets up furniture for group work, and drives to conduct home visits with clients.

Regularly uses fine finger/precision work on a computer.

Job Qualifications

Graduation with an accredited Bachelor of Social Work Degree is required.

Current and continuing registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) is required.

Knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not limited to, Mental Health Care and Treatment Act, Adult Protection Act, Advanced Health Care Directives Act, Medical Assistance in Dying, and the Children, Youth and Families Act.

Knowledge of community resources, systems and programs.

Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and mentor students.

Demonstrated clinical skills in assessment and interventions with individuals, families and groups.

Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills.

Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to deliver/facilitate effective presentations.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional environment, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Demonstrated ability to work independently

A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Employees, to review your attendance record please refer to your employee portal on the Intranet for details. The attendance record is only available to employees who are currently in positions that accumulate sick time.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is an internal and external posting, all applications will be accepted and preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit

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