social worker
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Canada
5d ago

Job Description social worker

Company Bio

Building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people.

Join our team and together we will forge a new path to meet the changing needs of our growing communities and champion a culture of exemplary care to deliver clinical excellence by creating an environment where the best experiences happen.

Through new partnerships, a relentless focus on quality and sustainability, and a dedication to the best patient and provider experience, Southlake will improve the health of our communities and shape the future of healthcare.

Job Summary

Performs as a member of the interprofessional Medicine team providing assessment, treatment, consultation and education services.


  • Masters of Social Work from an accredited university.
  • Membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required.
  • Two years’ experience as social work / discharge planning within an acute care setting.
  • Demonstrated collaborative working relationship with an interprofessional health care team
  • Supports ongoing learning through professional development and the coaching and mentoring of students
  • Links patients, families, and / or significant others to support in the community.
  • Assumes advocacy role in program on behalf of patient / caregivers.
  • Provides short-term crisis and grief counselling for patient, families / caregivers and team(s).
  • Counsels patient and family regarding hospital admission and discharge to provide continuity of care.
  • Maintains documentation of clinical assessments, treatment plans and patient clinical progress.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient / family related to communication and documentation.
  • Acts as a resource and liaison to community stake holders and facilitate referrals to community resources.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in geriatric assessment, cognitive assessments.
  • Excellent written, verbal and telephone communication skills to ensure effective communication with clients / families, colleagues, health care providers, community agencies, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a strong team player.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and diversity.
  • Knowledge of governmental financial programs and resources.
  • Proven ability to attend work regularly as per the Attendance Support Policy #HA30 and Procedure #HA35.
  • Closing Statement

    At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities.

    Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.


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