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Job Title:
Social Worker I

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

Job Description

Location: Bell Island - Dr. Walter Templeman Hosp

Social Worker I
Bell Island - Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital
Suboxone Clinic
Temporary, Full-Time (until August 24, 2021, with the possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 hours days)
SalaryCG39, ($35.05 - $39.22)
Competition Number2020004165
Posted Date11 September 2020
Closing Date18 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
The primary purpose of this position is to apply advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the treatment of referred clients for Case Management Services. The Social Worker works in collaboration with the community mental health and addictions team and other case managers within the Program. The Social Worker must be skilled in psychosocial assessment, counselling with individuals and families, crisis intervention and discharge planning. The successful applicant will work as part of an interdisciplinary team. The Social Worker will also be expected to provide field instruction for Social Work students.

This position works with considerable independence and carries an active caseload and other duties as assigned in the Case Management Program. This position practices using the recovery model of case management based on the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment model and receives support on the model from the clinical supervisor in case management.

This position reports to Site Manager of the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Centre. 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 registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) is required.
Minimum of two years of experience within the last four working in a mental health setting is required.
Knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not limited to, Mental Health Care and Treatment Act, Adult Protection Act, and the Children, Youth and Families Act.
Knowledge of community resources, systems and programs.
Knowledge of mental health and addictions issues, treatments and available services.
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 and attendance is required.

**Ferry travel is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP 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 AAHP 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.