New Job Social Worker Iii In Newfoundland And Labrador

Social Worker III
Social Worker III

Social Worker III

Company : NL Health Services
Salary : $43 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Job Description

Location: Clarenville Coish Place

Social Worker III
Mental Health & Addictions
Temporary, Full Time (until March 31, 2024 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 in a 4-week period (by mutual agreement). Salary CG-43, ($41.85 - $49.36) Competition Number 2023005222 Posted Date 28 August 2023 Closing Date 4 September 2023

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.

More than 528,000 individuals live in Newfoundland and Labrador, and NL Health Services provides health and community services to over 21,000 employees. Detailed information is available at

Job Summary
This highly specialized clinical Social Worker III position provides advanced clinical and professional leadership in Mental Health and Addictions to a community-based multi-disciplinary team. Clinicians are expected to work with clients with complex needs and diverse populations of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The successful applicant will provide clinical supervision of staff as a clinical leader within the Mental Health and Addictions program. The successful applicant will consult and work in partnership with other professionals, communities and community groups while providing innovative service delivery. This clinician will participate in the design and implementation of research, evaluation and quality improvement initiatives related to services provided in the program. This clinician will also provide leadership in regional program initiatives as required. The successful applicant will be required to supervise social work students.

The Professional Practice Consultant for Social Work is in charge of supervising the positions, which are accountable to the Program Manager for Mental Health and Addictions for maintaining professional integrity and dealing with issues related to practice.

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 College of Social Workers (NLCSW) is required. Minimum of five years of experience within the last seven working as a Social Worker in a mental health and addictions program is required.
Experience with individual, family and group therapy is required.
Experience in brief therapy modalities is an asset.
ASIST training 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, mental illness and addictions and appropriate 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 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 valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class 5 Driver's Licence and the use of a private vehicle are conditions of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

To check your attendance, please visit your employee portal on the Intranet. Only those who hold positions with accumulated sick time can access the record.

In case of an internal or external posting, only those from the Eastern Health NAPE HBC Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If not, all applications will still be accepted except for those by the organization itself. Additionally, candidates from other departments or agencies will be preferred.

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If you have successfully applied for a vacancy, you will receive an email confirmation. If not, please contact Recruitment at [email protected] or call (773) 7777 ext. 5.

To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date 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.
The contact details for candidates seeking employment are as follows:.

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

You can send an email to [email protected] requesting to withdraw your application if you no longer want the position. Please do so ASAP.

Eastern Health is committed to ensuring that our recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes are accessible to all. We welcome applicants who seek assistance during the process. If you require additional information, please call our Recruitment Line at 877-7777 and press 5 (long distance 1-800-563-3693). Our goal is to provide a friendly and efficient service without any barriers.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only those who are selected for an interview will receive a call. The successful candidate will be required to provide: if possible: a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local police (within reason; Vulnerable Sector check), educational documents, registration/licence and Social Insurance Number.