Clinical Social Worker

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Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:45pm
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Program Overview – Counselling & Support Services, Community Care

The Counselling and Support Services team provides support for people with mental health and/or substance use issues, including concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis, within a trauma-informed, harm reduction, and mental health recovery framework.


Direct Client Service:

  • Perform psychosocial and/or psychological assessments
  • Develop and implement service plan and/or coordinated care plans
  • Provide service/care co-ordination, system navigation, short-term and long-term planning, and follow-up support
  • Provide preliminary assessment of risk in crisis situations, consult and devise an intervention and action plan, and provide crisis intervention
  • Provide clinical and/or supportive counselling to clients utilizing a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches that best meet the clients’ needs and circumstances
  • Provide case management services to clients over an extended period of time, through the development and implementation of a care plan to address their priority and emerging needs
  • Participate in case conferences and clinical meetings in order to ensure the coordination of services and a continuum of care
  • Provide advocacy support and advocate with clients and/or their family or caregivers
  • Link clients to various community resources, and facilitate appropriate referrals as required

Psychosocial and Therapeutic Group:

  • Perform needs assessment to identify service needs and gaps that can be addressed through psychosocial and/or therapeutic groups.
  • In consultation with Management, develop psychosocial and/or therapeutic groups
  • Develop/prepare group materials, including group curriculum, handouts, and supplies
  • Facilitate or lead therapeutic and/or psychosocial support groups, including DBT Skills group
  • Perform outreach and coordinate with other agencies/providers to support provision of psychosocial and/or therapeutic groups
  • Train and support the development of co-facilitator(s)
  • Support in the evaluation and quality improvement measures for the groups
  • Provide clinical support to individual group participants, as appropriate/required

General Program:

  • Provide service that is responsive and culturally and linguistically sensitive to client needs
  • Uphold and consistently incorporate into practice harm reduction, trauma-informed, anti-racism, and anti-oppressive principles
  • Provide mentorship, training and/or supervision to student placements and volunteers
  • Maintain a client caseload as assigned by program manager
  • Provide services through home and office visits, emails, phone calls, etc.
  • Collect and report statistical data required for the accountability of the program


  • Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.) in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in mental health, addictions, and/or social work
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating therapeutic and psycho-social groups, including DBT-focused groups

What Will Set You Apart

  • Demonstrated ability in supporting individuals who have complex mental health and/or addiction issues, history of trauma, violence/abuse, chronic physical health issues, etc.
  • Proven working knowledge of theories of addiction, evidence-based treatment models, and best practice approaches
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and demonstrated ability in providing therapeutic interventions, such as Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed approaches, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability in case management, system navigation, service planning, implementation, and coordination
  • Experience providing individual and group-based addictions counselling and support
  • Demonstrated experience in family/couples counselling
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in collaboration with other professionals
  • Strong assessment, clinical, and crisis intervention skills
  • Effective oral and written communication and documentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to be self-directed, independent, flexible, and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to work from a client-centred approach
  • Proven ability to minimize barriers through service delivery for low income individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the mental health, addictions, health sector, and community resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting marginalized communities, policies, legislation, programs, and other issues related to scope of practice and social determinant of health
  • Applied computer skills (MS word, excel, Internet) and ability to use client information systems
  • Ability to demonstrate an anti-oppression approach to practice
  • Ability to communicate in a second language is a strong asset

Employment Type: Full-Time, Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: 35 hours/week, Flexible hours to meet client needs
Salary: External rate: J7 - $57,800
Application Deadline: October 4, 2020, 2019 by 11:59 pm

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Thank you to all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.