Social Worker II - The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Job Details

Social Worker II

  • City City: Brockville
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 3
  • Type Type: Part Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 20
  • Education Education: University

The Integrated Forensic Program delivers specialized mental health care for individuals with mental illnesses who have come into contact with the criminal justice system or who are at risk of doing so. We provide assessment and treatment services to improve our clients’ mental health and reduce their risk of re-offending. Our Brockville site offers 2 primary programs within the Integrated Forensic Program – a Secure Treatment Unit (STU) and a Forensic Treatment Unit (FTU)

The Secure Treatment Unit (STU):

The St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre-Secure Treatment Unit is a 100-bed hybrid correctional facility and mental health centre located on the same campus of the Brockville Mental Health Centre. This facility serves 25 other provincial correctional facilities from across Ontario, and provides comprehensive mental health and criminogenic needs assessments, treatment and discharge planning services for seriously mentally ill adult male offenders serving a provincial sentence (less than two years).

The Secure Treatment Unit is the result of a contractual arrangement between the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Integrated Forensic Program staff are responsible for the assessment, treatment and day to day supervision of residents while the Ministry of the Solicitor General staff are responsible for security and the overall operation of the building. The Secure Treatment Unit is designed to be more like a hospital than prison like and the health care staffing model is similar to that seen in other academic mental health science centres around the province such that the facility is designated as a schedule 1 mental health centre by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

The Forensic Treatment Unit (FTU):

The Forensic Treatment Unit provides secure inpatient and outpatient services to individuals under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). This includes people found Not Criminally Responsible or not fit to stand trial.

We follow a recovery-focused model of care to help clients with their rehabilitation and to achieve their goals and potential. The treatment team works with each client to create an individualized treatment and reintegration plan within the limits set out by their ORB disposition. As part of the treatment plan, clients may access a variety of individual services and group programming.

Our clinical and administrative teams continually monitor clients’ health and assess their risk for re-offending in order to protect public and client safety while supporting recovery.

Job Description:

The Royal is currently seeking Social Workers. The Social Worker will possess sound knowledge of clinical social work in the area of mental health and addiction issues.

Responsibilities include the provision of professional social work services and interventions, including individual, family and group therapy and interventions, psychosocial assessments, risk assessments and management, crisis intervention and discharge planning, to clients with severe and persistent mental illness. In doing so the Social Worker will develop and implement creative treatment, recovery and therapy plans, and support services and programs responsive to clients’ needs.


  • Masters of Social Work from an accredited university.
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a mental health setting is preferred.
  • Strong client and family centered approach.
  • Understanding of recovery-based treatment and programs of clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience in individual, family, and group therapy/intervention, crisis intervention, psychosocial assessment, risk assessment and management, discharge planning and liaising with community service providers is an asset.
  • Knowledge, skills and training in concurrent disorders and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources, Mental Health Court, Ontario Review Board and applicable legislated acts (MHA, PHIPA, The Health Care Consent Act, etc.).
  • Valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Willingness to work variable hours, evenings and weekends if required.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing. Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Thank you so much for your interest in working with us at The Royal. At The Royal, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the recruitment process.

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The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching and research hospitals. Our mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness and addiction into recovery faster.