Part Time Social Worker - Community(
Job Number : 19003072)
ON-TorontoCommunity WorkerEmployee Type : Casual
A Social Worker for Integrated Care Solutions will be able to adapt social work principles and practices to the community setting.
This includes, but is not limited to, assisting the community adult client to maximize social, emotional and cognitive functioning that promote optimum independence and improve quality of life.
Must be willing to travel within the Central LHIN area and sometimes outside, and ensures compliance with internal and external standards of practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
Communicate with clients, families / caregivers, service providers and other professionals to collaborate and coordinate services
Maintain and manage a caseload in an efficient and effective manner ensuring priority code timeframes are met
Assess the client’s adjustments to medical, emotional, psychological or social problems and the factors that affect them
Utilize a client-centered approach to identify, prioritize and monitor potential psychosocial problems and goals
Establish, implement, evaluate and adjust the psychosocial treatment plan in collaboration with the client and / or family, caregivers, care coordinator and other community partners
Enhance or teach coping skills e.g. relaxation, stress management, anger management, healthy grieving
Advise clients / caregivers on the availability of community resources and contact agencies on their behalf when appropriate e.
g. Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Local agencies in relation to income security, pensions, financial assistance, etc.
Determine when further social work intervention in no longer necessary and assist clients in planning for discharge
Recommend and facilitate referrals to support services within the community
Comply with continuous quality improvement initiatives of Bayshore Home Health
Developing a flexible, responsive system to meet changing and competing demands
Demonstrate knowledge of Standards of Practice guidelines of Provincial regulating body.
Liaise with other Case Managers,funders or Government & hospital programs as required.
Liaise with Provincial regulating body as required.
Adhere to Bayshore Policies and Procedures.
Participate in quality activities and continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company's Quality Management System.
Participates in proactive Health& Safety activities while performing all duties. Is responsible to notify immediate Supervisor of any Health& Safety risks or concerns
Actively participates in and demonstrates support for continuous quality improvement initiatives
Positive work and attendance performance essential
Maintains confidentiality of client and corporate information and discusses same only with appropriate Bayshore personnel.
Complete other tasks as requested Key Qualifications :
Document and report all tasks / information according to Bayshore policy
Maintain treatment records in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Use documented reports, individual discussions or case conferences to keep appropriate health care providers informed of the client’s status
Consult, collaborate and communicate with members of the client’s treatment team
Communicate with vendors, or other relevant individuals following consent and privacy legislation
Communicate and collaborate effectively and respectfully with others
Submit all clinical client reports within the pre-determined timeframes
Return completed charts promptly after client is discharged from services
Demonstrated agility in decision making; ability to think critically in order to respond to a rapidly changing environment
Ability to assess risk, and effectively utilize staff resources throughout all sites to support patient acuity and skill level of staff members while considering the global needs of all patients
Ability to listen, engage, collaborate, negotiate, facilitate and entertain creative solutions in order to enhance patient flow organizationally and mobilize teams to achieve throughput
Maintains positive and collaborative working relationships within the interdisciplinary health care team
Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and thrive in a dynamic environment
Able to remain calm under pressure; role model composure
Communicate with the Manager of Therapy Services or designate regarding clinical issues and / or service issuesBe accountable to the Director or designate, for Integrated Care Solutions
OTHER SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to handle difficult situations in an objective consistent format; ability to work independently and effectively lead a team;
above average report writing and communication skills with both Field and Administrative employees; valid driver’s license and evidence of current CPR certification;
solid knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of community care and service delivery to clientsas well as program development, implementation and evaluation.
Internal candidates must have a track record of achievement in dealing with clients and employees and have consistently shown above average initiative.
Successful internal candidates must complete a six- month probationary period specific to the PCC role.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
The Social Worker must demonstrate ongoing competency in completing all duties andresponsibilities as detailed in this job description, in responseto changes by the provincial regulating body, as well as agreed upon specific goals and objectives.
Performance will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a formal review at the end of the six-month probationary period and subsequently, on at least an annual basis.
Input will be sought from the employee, ICS team and in addition, will be based on ongoing client feedback and the extent to which performance meets expectations.
Possess a Master's and / or Bachelors Degree in Social Work Qualifications and Requirements
Be an active member in good standing of the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Retain professional liability insurance ($5 million minimum)
Provide a police clearance that meets the Bayshore Home Health policy
Possess general computer skills and have access to a computer with appropriate password protection and internet capabilities
Minimum of two years of community-based therapy experience (preferred)
Be able to drive, hold a current, valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle in good operating condition (preferred)
Must carry two million dollars in automobile insurance coverage if utilizing personal vehicle for appointments
Hold a current CPR certificate (Basic Rescuer