- Posted by: Addiction & Mental Health Services KFLA
- Closing Date: Sep 3, 2022
- Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $ 32.92 - $38.21
- City: Kingston
- Rate of Pay: Hourly
- Positions Available: 1
- Type: Full Time
- Duration: Permanent
- Avg. Hours/Week: 37.5
- Schedule: Days, Evenings, Weekends
- Education: University
We are pleased to present our Social Worker role. The Social Worker is a key member of our frontline teams: Comprehensive Integrated (CI) Housing, and Transitional Rehabilitation Housing Program. This role contributes to the support of our clients in providing invaluable services to individuals with addictions and/or mental health concerns within the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) communities.
In addition to the fulfilling sense of giving back to the community, AMHS-KFLA also offers a competitive benefit package to permanent full-time staff which includes the following:
- Extended Healthcare and Dental Benefits
- Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, with optional added levels of coverage
- Dependent Life (dependents/spouse covered at no additional cost)
- Enrolment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
- Paid time off entitlements (sick time, vacation, wellness leave, family/personal leave)
The Comprehensive Integrated Housing Program Social Worker reporting to the Program Manager, works as a part of an interdisciplinary team providing psychosocial rehabilitation and person-centred support to individuals within the Program. The Social Worker works independently and in conjunction with partners, carrying out treatment rehabilitation and support functions to facilitate successful community living for Providence Care Forensic Mental Health clients under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB), using a recovery-oriented model of care for clients within the Program. The Social Worker aims to build the capacity and strengths of individuals and works as an integral member in building a sense of community within the residential setting. This incumbent is responsible for participating in the comprehensive assessment of clients, coordinating the individualized treatment plan and required services and needs of assigned clients and their informal supports. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for providing rehabilitation support to these individuals, including but not limited to assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), daytime activities, and sharing in the responsibility for addressing the needs of all clients providing in home support and supervision. Social Work expertise is shared with other team members to assist in addressing the health and well-being of clients and to assist in each client’s engagement and partnership with family members, accessing entitlements, and individual advocacy to ultimately support recovery. All services are provided in accordance with the mission and established protocols of the Agency and the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of and ability to apply social work principles and practices as they relate to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centred approach.
- Knowledge of the Forensic Mental Health System and the Ontario Review Board.
- Demonstrated knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects.
- Excellent bio-psycho-social and health assessment skills.
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects.
- Knowledge of issues related to addictions an asset.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply principals of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Recovery model.
- Knowledge of/the ability to incorporate best-practices in community support for individuals living with a serious mental illness.
- Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of emergency mental health and crisis stabilization.
- Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills.
- Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals.
- Ability to work under pressure within a changing environment.
- Working knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, and other relevant legislation.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services and individuals, increasing awareness of services.
- Well-developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred.
- Ability to work rotating days, evenings and weekends.
- Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of $2,000,000 vehicle insurance. Incumbent may be required to transport clients.
- Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to hire.
- One-year relevant experience providing services to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting.
- Bachelor of Social Work and current unrestricted registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
- Certification in First Aid and CPR.
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training an asset.
- Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset.
- French Language proficiency considered an asset.