Social Worker
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, CA
10h ago

The University Health Network,

where above all else the needs of patients come first , encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN .

The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education.

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers.

UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups.

Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years.

Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


  • In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the SOCIAL WORKER include : assessing patients for the purpose of evaluating the need for service, the nature of the problem, and formulating recommendations or treatment plans;
  • implementing an intervention plan with patients, family members, significant others, and the multi-disciplinary team for the purpose of facilitating changes in behavior, attitudes, feelings and / or the environment;
  • facilitating family / team meetings; reassessing and modifying the intervention plan as required; liaising with appropriate community agencies;
  • completing applications for Alternate Level of Care (ALC) facilities, establishing contact with members of the interprofessional team and community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relating to patients' psycho-social functioning and health care in the past, present and future;
  • rendering services for the immediate benefit of the Hospital and the community; providing clinical teaching to Social Work Students, Medical Students, Professional Colleagues at University Health Network, Faculties of Social Work and in the community;
  • participating in relevant research activities, projects, etc.; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation / maintenance of the Social Work professional group;
  • performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required. The Social Worker has knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act and be familiar with Advance Care Planning.


  • Completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) or equivalent required
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
  • Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
  • Two (2-3) years experience working with an interprofessional team in a health care setting preferred; previous experience working in Emergency preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Research experience / education an asset
  • Student education / supervision an asset
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation, program's and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
  • Computer literacy preferred
  • Knowledge of a second language an asset
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