New job Social Worker III in Newfoundland and Labrador

Social Worker III

Company : Eastern Health
Salary : $39.83 - $46.97 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Location: Youth Treatment Centre (Tuckamore Centre)

Social Worker III
Community Mental Health and Addictions
Temporary, Full-Time (until October 2, 2021 with the possibility of extension)

Hours: Your hours of work will follow the flexible work schedule in accordance with Article 19.01(a) of the NAPE-HP Collective Agreement, based on 150 hours within a designated 4 week period (by mutual agreement).
Salary: CG-43 ($39.83 - $46.97 per hour)
Competition Number: 2021003426
Posted Date: 9 June 2021
Closing Date: 16 June 2021

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 Social Worker III provides professional clinical counseling services, case consultation and case coordination, and also facilitates admissions and discharge planning at the treatment center for youth with complex mental health needs. It is a specialized professional social work position providing individual, group and family counseling to a select adolescent mental health population; specifically youth with complex mental health needs. The Social Worker III is an integral part of the inter-disciplinary team working to address the varied mental health needs of an extremely complex youth population.

The position is housed at the Tuckamore Youth Treatment Centre operated by Eastern Health and operates primarily within this facility but also in community-based settings. The social worker in this position functions with a considerable degree of autonomy and independent clinical judgment in meeting accountabilities but also maintains accountability to the Social Work Professional Practice Consultant for professional 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 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 and continuing registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) is required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience within the last seven working as a Social Worker in a mental health and addictions program with youth and their families is required.
  • Experience with individual, family and group therapy is required.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and ASIST training is an asset.
  • Experience with brief therapy modalities is an asset.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including but not limited to, Mental Health Care and Treatment Act, Adult Protection Act, Advanced Health Care Directives Act, Medical Assistance in Dying, and the Children, Youth and Families Act.
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Model.
  • Knowledge of mental health, addictions, concurrent disorders, trauma and associated treatment.
  • Knowledge of community resources in the areas of mental health and addictions.
  • Knowledge of crisis interventions and supportive counseling.
  • Knowledge of case management.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in the area of suicide intervention and working with youth with complex mental health needs.
  • Demonstrated strong clinical leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and mentor students.
  • Exhibited strong program development and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated proven analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and organizational and research skills.
  • Exhibited strong written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to deliver/facilitate effective presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals, develop and evaluate clinical projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional environment and provide clinical consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, prioritizing caseloads and patient needs.
  • A satisfactory driver's abstract, Class V NL Driver's license and private vehicle is a condition of employment.
  • A satisfactory record of work performance 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 (ext. 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.

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