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Job Title:
Social Worker III

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health & Addictions
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Clarenville, Coish Place

Coish Place, Clarenville
Mental Health and Addictions Program
Temporary, Full-Time (Until May 11, 2021 with possibility of extension)
HoursHours of work will follow the flexible work schedule in accordance with Article 19.01(a) of the NAPE-HP Collective Agreement, based on 75 hours bi-weekly (by mutual agreement). This position usually works 7.5 hour days.
SalaryCG-43 ($39.44 - $46.50 per hour)
Competition Number2020002236
Posted Date2 September 2020
Closing Date30 September 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
This is a highly specialized clinical Social Worker III position, which provides advanced intensive clinical expertise in working with individuals, couples, families and groups, in the area of Mental Health and Addictions. Clinicians are expected to work with complex and diverse populations of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Clinicians will be expected to employ critical thinking while implementing postmodern, modern and other evidence based theoretical approaches while working within the Recovery framework. The successful applicant will consult and work in partnership with other professionals, communities, and community groups, while providing innovative service delivery. The clinician will provide field instruction and supervision to graduate social work students and participate in the design and implementation of research and evaluation related to services provided in the program.

This position reports to the Program Manager for Mental Health and Addictions and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Social Work for professional integrity and 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 carry boxes of resources/materials, flip charts and audio-visual equipment up to 15 lbs.
Occasionally work demands result in considerable fatigue requiring periods of rest.
Constantly sits to work on the computer or to drive to meetings.
Regularly uses fine finger/precision work to enter information into computer systems.
Visual and auditory concentration is required when reviewing client files/notes and for documenting work into computerized systems.
A higher than normal level of attentiveness and carefulness is required when assessing clients, especially those who may be at a high risk, in order to ensure their health and safety, staff's safety, and to prevent any possible dangers or hazards from happening.
Lack of control over the work pace and time pressures can occur when completing assessments, case documentation and workload reports, managing emergency and routine appointments within the allocated timeframe. Occasionally there are interruptions due to a crisis situation.

Job Qualifications
Graduation with a Clinical or Integrated Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited program with the MSW field placement in a clinical practice is required.
Current registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers is required.
Five (5) years of clinical Social Work experience within the last seven (7) in Mental Health and Addictions is required.
Specialized, advanced course work and training in assessment and individual, couple and family therapy is preferred.
In depth knowledge of current evidence based therapeutic approaches in the area of mental health and addictions.
Extensive knowledge of community resources in the area of both mental health and addictions and in-depth knowledge of crisis response, program development and evaluation would be an asset. Must demonstrate advanced clinical skills in assessment, therapeutic intervention, group process and dynamics.
Demonstrated leadership abilities with strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Excellent communication skills are required to work collaboratively with community programs and services while participating in community capacity building unique to this geographic area.
The use of a personal vehicle is a condition of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE HP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE HP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.