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Social Worker Mississauga

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre Mississauga Canada

1 month ago

POSITION: Social Worker
PROGRAM: Community Health Program
WORK HOURS: 35 Hours/Week (some evenings and weekends)
RATE OF PAY: 28.17/Hour

DBNC is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga including newcomers to Canada, youth, seniors, and families. As a part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, in an environment of continuous learning with development opportunities.

The Social Worker is part of the community-based team and provides mental health and psychosocial care, group and individual therapeutic counseling, wellness sessions, and follow-up support to clients. The care provided will be client-centered in accordance with the established standards of professional practice. We are seeking a Social Worker who is committed to strength-based care, and passionate about working collaboratively to address the social determinants of health, reduce... barriers, and improve access to community resources and comprehensive health care.

This position will be located within the service locations based on Community and Program Requirements


Client Care
• Provide assessment and counselling services with individuals - primarily women
• Jointly work with the client and interdisciplinary team to develop a service plan outlining therapeutic goals appropriate to the client’s needs and issues
• Provide information, referrals, basic case management, and client advocacy when needed
• Facilitate client linkages with internal/external resources and effectively coordinate client supports
• Maintain records for each client and prepare verbal and written reports and correspondence related to the work

Group Work and Community Development
• Conduct health education/promotion workshops on mental health and wellness and other issues based on the needs of the community
• Participate in community-based groups or committees relating to Social Determinants of Health
• Participate in outreach activities as needed
• Conduct and complete group program evaluations

Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities
• Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Social Work goals
• Participate in committees, team meetings, and working groups
• Participate in continuing education activities and assist in the in-service training of other employees
• Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives
• Support student and volunteer placement programs as required
• Prepare statistical and annual reports as required
• Perform other duties as assigned by Manager, Community Health

• Proficient in English verbal and written communication skills
• Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW) preferred
• Registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
• Clinical social work expertise and mental health care with 3 -5 years of experience in a community based, health or social service organization located in a culturally diverse setting
• Experience providing clinical counselling and group programing to children, youth, and adults
• Knowledge and proficiency in social work assessment, trauma-informed care, and evidence-based therapeutic counseling models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Brief/Solution Focused Therapy, and Single Session Therapy (SST)
• Knowledge and proficiency in culturally competent counseling and social work services
• Knowledge of and commitment to anti‐racist and anti-oppressive social work theory and practice
• Knowledge of community resources, income security programs, food security resources, and subsidized housing sectors
• Ability to build a professional network with other Social Workers – in the sector and connect with resources as needed for programs and services
• Experience working with newcomers to Canada, refugees, and people whose first language is not English
• Experience working with economically and socially marginalized populations with complex mental health care needs
• Knowledge and experience in community development, social action, health promotion, and community outreach
• Strong conflict resolution, crisis management, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; effective team player
• Ability to implement and maintain a self-care program
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Medical Records, preferably PS Suite
• Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
• Legally eligible to work in Canada
• Mandatory police check - completed within the last six months

Please submit a resume and cover letter with reference no 023-047 in the subject line by May 1st, 2023 to:
Hameed Shaheer, Manager of Community Health
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information provided through the DBNC recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with DBNC. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.17 per hour

• Monday to Friday
• Weekend availability

• Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

• providing assessment and counselling services: 3 years (preferred)
• clinical social work and mental health care: 3 years (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-05-01
Expected start date: 2023-05-01
Mississauga ON

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